Start-up session - 16 October 2019

 Registration is closed for this event
Kensington and Chelsea Social Council (KCSC) working with the Portobello Business Centre (PBC) is running 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.


The session 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.

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. You can drop in anytime between 5-6.30pm. 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 second start-up session above.

See here all the other events on our new training programme supporting residents in North Kensington.

16th, October 2019 5:00 PM through  7:00 PM
KCSC Offices
111-117 Lancaster Road
W11 1QT
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