Start-up session - 18 September 2019

 Registration is closed for this event
The sessions will offer a relaxed and creative environment for new and existing groups as well as individuals to meet and discuss ideas and exchange experience and challenges.


Kensington and Chelsea Social Council (KCSC) working with the Portobello Business Centre (PBC) are launching a brand-new programme of events for individuals, small groups of people with the germ of an idea, fledging organisations and more established social enterprises with a new direction in mind.

Each session will include:

  1. Incubator forums – informal networking opportunities to enable people to discuss and work up a new idea with drinks, snacks and finger food.
  2. Ideas labs – facilitated groups of those interested in a certain field to generate ideas for future working.
  3. On-the-spot surgeries – provided in partnership by the KCSC Organisational Development team and Portobello Business Centre (PBC), which will both have specialist advisors to hand.  They will hold short one-to-one meetings with those needing specific advice, and set up follow up working session or refer on to other support (e.g. training, coaching).

Themes for the surgeries from KCSC include:

  • Helping you to decide what type of organisation would best suit your aims.
  • Supporting you to set up your business, charity, community organisation or social enterprise.
  • Helping you to adopt policies and procedures.
  • Helping you to find funding or find new sources of income.
  • Help your organisation to develop new ways of working with the community.

PBC can help you figure out the following:

  • How to select your business idea 
  • How to start a business 
  • How to start a social enterprise 
  • How to build a website 
  • Branding 
  • Using video and live streaming for your business 
  • Basic online tools to run your Business (Gmail, Mailchimp, Eventbrite, Hootsuite, Google Drive, WeTransfer etc
  • Digital Day 
  • Sector-specific training 
  • Women only group training.

Anyone who attends the start-up sessions will be given a free start-up kit, providing a range of digital resources to help you to form a new organisation from the ground up!

Refreshments will be available.

These sessions are drop-ins, so feel free to just join us on the day. It would be helpful however if you let us know you are coming to give us an indication of numbers for refreshments.

Sign up for the first start up session above.

See here all the other events on our new training programme supporting Notting Dale residents

18th, September 2019 5:00 PM   through   7:00 PM
KCSC Offices
111-117 Lancaster Road
W11 1QT

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