New Programme Openings at CFE

Jewellery Production 1:
Jewellery CFE

 

Jewellery P1 will empower small designer-maker businesses to ready themselves to work with larger scale suppliers. Topics covered will include sourcing manufacturers, costing and business model planning.
The Programme is open to jewellery businesses who:

  • have been operational for at least 6 months
  • are operating in London
  • are looking to sell to larger stores and/or increase production capacity and profitability

Application deadline: 12th February 2018
Workshop Dates: 21st & 22nd February 2018

Building Brand Equity:
Buildin Brand Equity CFE

 

Designed to support brands in their journey to attract investors, the Building Brand Equity programme helps London-based designer businesses understand investment, develop strategies for maximising brand equity, build a funding proposition and market themselves as an attractive investment proposition.

The Programme is open to Fashion and FashTech businesses:

Eligibility criteria for FashTech:

  • must be operating in a London Borough
  • must have been operating for a minimum of 12 months
  • should have had successful transactions in the last 12 months

Eligibility criteria for Fashion:

  • must be operating in a London Borough
  • must have been operating for a minimum of 24 months
  • should have a minimum of £50,000 sales in the previous 12 months

Application deadline: 21st February 2018

Shortlisted applicants will be notified: 23rd February 2018

Address and applications can be sent to fashion.enterprise@fashion.arts.ac.uk.


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Business Plan – workshop

Introduction to self-employment is an introductory workshop for anyone who is thinking of setting up a small business or becoming self-employed. This workshop will cover the very important Business Plan …

Preparing the Business Plan can be a drag. However, remember the old Chinese proverb: failing to plan means planning to fail, rethink your commitment to your occupation.

WITHOUT A PLAN YOU ARE LIKELY TO FAIL! This is a fact.

If you need cash to start-up you will need a plan.

If you have cash, then plan how you will spend it otherwise you will lose it.

THIS WILL BE THE FIRST STEP TO IDENTIFY  the information you will need in your business plan.

Come along to this free workshop …
Date: Monday the 19th February 2018
Time: 10.45am – 1pm  
Venue: PDT Enterprise, 59 Elgin Avenue, London W9 2DB (entrance located on Chippenham Road)

order your free ticket on eventbrite
or for more information please email kim@pdt.org.uk
or call us on 020 7266 0636

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King’s Business School – Business Consultancy

King’s Business School – Business Consultancy

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“How can I improve my business’s sales?”
“How can I make the most of social media to grow my business?”
“How do I launch a new product?”
“How can I build my team without losing its focus?”
“How can I find sources of funding?”
“How can I make my business more efficient?”

These are just some of the questions you will face as an entrepreneur, alongside the daily challenges of keeping your business on course. Do you ever wish someone could do some of the thinking for you?

Westminster City Council and King’s College London are committed to supporting local businesses, and are collaborating on a pilot basis to offer six enterprises in the Westminster area the opportunity to receive business consultancy from ambitious and skilled King’s Business School students, totally free of charge. They can offer support on a range of business topics, including:

  • recruitment & HR
  • marketing & social media
  • financial analysis
  • strategy & business planning
  • data analysis

If you’re interested in this opportunity, get in touch with Westminster City Council as soon as possible. The scheme is run on a first-come-first-served basis, and expressions of interest must be received before 19 January.

If your proposal is accepted, you will be contacted by King’s Business School students to set up an initial meeting where you will discuss your question with them. The students will report back to you within 4 weeks with their analysis and recommendations, in a 20-minute presentation supported by a written report.

What are you waiting for…?!

If you are interested in applying for this offer please complete this form and return to Westminster Business Unit at businessunit@westminster.gov.uk or
on 020 7641 2070.

Exercise and Nutrition

Exercise and NutritionNew Year! New Beginnings 2018!

Sorry this event has now been cancelled due to illness.

Are you looking to get into shape, lose weight and increase your energy and fitness levels? Are you ready to refocus, readjust and restart?
Why not join me for Nutrition & Fitness Workshop for women
This interactive workshop will help you to move closer to your nutrition and fitness goals …

We will look at:

  • Healthy eating – different food groups nutritional values
  • Tips on how to make healthier choices by choosing healthier foods for energy
  • Quick, easy healthy snack ideas
  • Practical, actionable advice to help improve your nutritional eating and fitness levels
  • Goal setting and creating goals to help you start the new year the way you mean to continue
  • Workout session with quick simple daily exercises to improve flexibility and body shape

What you need to do:

Wear trainers and comfortable clothing for exercising

Towel

What will be provided:

Water

Fresh fruit & vegetables

Goody bag to help start you on your journey to a healthier/fitter you!

This workshop will empower you with tips and practical advice to help you make healthier choices to kickstart 2018

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Introduction to Self-Employment Workshop

PDT Business Plan

Introduction to self-employment is an introductory workshop for anyone who is thinking of setting up a small business or becoming self-employed. This workshop will cover the very important Business Plan …

Preparing the Business Plan can be a drag. However, remember the old Chinese proverb: failing to plan means planning to fail, rethink your commitment to your occupation.

WITHOUT A PLAN YOU ARE LIKELY TO FAIL! This is a fact.

If you need cash to start-up you will need a plan.

If you have cash, then plan how you will spend it otherwise you will lose it.

THIS WILL BE THE FIRST STEP TO IDENTIFY  the information you will need in your business plan.

Come along to this interactive free workshop on the …
Date: on Monday the 29th January 2018
Time: 11am – 1pm  
Venue: PDT Enterprise, 59 Elgin Avenue, London W9 2DB.

Book your free place on the workshop here on eventbrite 

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Vision Board 2018

 

Do  you have dreams & goals but don’t know where to start with seeing them coming to pass …

This workshop will:

  • Explain what a vision board is and what it is not
  • Help you to clarify your goals for 2018
  • Identify daily steps you can take towards achieving your goals & dreams

What to expect at the workshop:

  • Short presentation on creating a vision board
  • Various magazines with images, texts to help you make a start creating your own vision and goals (you can bring along pictures/texts that you would like to add to your vision board)
  • Scissors, glue, coloured pens and flipchart paper for creating your vision and goals profided
  • Light refreshments

To book onto this event please click here

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Professional Smartphone Photography Workshop

 

 

LEARN THE SECRETS OF CREATING PROFESSIONAL IMAGES TO TELL YOUR STORIES, SELL YOUR PRODUCTS AND PROMOTE YOUR SERVICES.
LONDON WORKSHOP BOOKINGS NOW OPEN
THURSDAY 25TH JANUARY 2018
9:30AM TO 12:30PM
PDT ENTERPRISE CENTRE
59 ELGIN AVENUE LONDON W9 2DB
5 MINS FROM WESTBOURNE PARK TUBE

Book your place now 

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Create A Vision Board

Come along to this interactive workshop that will help inspire, uplift and encourage you to start achieving your goals. The workshop will involve creating your own vision board using pictures, magazine images and typography.

 

What to expect at the workshop:

  • Short presentation on creating a vision board/book
  • Various magazines with images, texts to help you make a start to creating your own vision and goals (you can bring along pictures/texts you would like to add)
  • Scissors, glue, coloured pens and flipchart paper for creating your vision and goals
  • Light refreshments

Judy Toorie

Organiser of Create A Vision Board
I am a qualified teacher, mentor and exercise to music instructor who is passionate about seeing people achieve their dreams and goals. Worked for the last six years as a mentor encouraging, supporting and empowering women within the community to achieve their goals and dreams. I have also spent some time writing for an online women magazine inspiring, motivating and empowering woman in the areas of health, nutrition and well-being.

16th November from 7pm – 9pm


Very pleased I came”  “Thank you for your generosity in sharing your skills”  “Really enjoyed it”  “A fantastic evening, I came up with great ideas for my vision board”

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Virgin StartUp StepUp – for Female Founders only! 

Virgin StartUp StepUp – for Female Founders only! 
Are you ready to take your business to the next level? StepUp is a 2-day pre-accelerator for start-ups looking to scale. The programme focuses on the key areas that we feel are critical to a start-up’s development – sales and funding/investment. Over the course of the two days, participants will hear from a host of expert speakers and entrepreneurs who have successfully scaled their start-ups in the last few years.
Launched earlier this year, StepUp has become so popular that we now receive 14 applications for every place available on the programme.
Apply now to be considered for a place – exclusively for female founders!
https://www.virginstartup.org/step-up

Women in Business

Virgin StartUp: Female Founders Networking Breakfast 
Following on from the success of our female networking event earlier in the year, we’re hosting another networking opportunity just for amazing female entrepreneurs.
Please join us for a relaxed morning of networking, with breakfast and the opportunity to meet many of our interesting and influential female mentors.
This time, in addition to bringing together all our UK-based female founders, we’ll also be welcoming a delegation of female founders all the way from Australia! Startup Catalyst run a series of missions to start-up hotspots across the globe and their destination for November is London.

Westminster Enterprise Week 2017

Westminster Enterprise Week

Date: Monday 13th November 2017
Time: 13:00 – 14.30
Location: Sir Simon Milton Westminster UTC, 1 Sutherland St, Pimlico, London SW1V 4LD

Westminster Enterprise Week 2017 takes place during 13th – 19th November as an official partner of Global Entrepreneurship Week, the world’s largest entrepreneurship campaign.

Working with the business community and enterprise support landscape it supports young people to raise aspiration, develop an appetite for success, broaden their horizons and explore the world of business and entrepreneurship.

Join us over lunch to celebrate the launch of this year’s programme with an opportunity to network with Westminster’s entrepreneurs in the making.

You will hear from Cllr Lindsey Hall, Deputy Cabinet Member – Business Culture & Heritage, Dr Margaret Mountford, Chair of Trustees of Bright Ideas Trust and former aide to Lord Alan Sugar and Tim Campbell MBE, Founder and Trustee of Bright Ideas Trust and winner of the first series of BBC’s ‘The Apprentice’.

Agenda:
13:00 – 13:15 Registration
13:15 – 13:45 Networking Lunch
13:45 – 14:30 Speeches and Pitching Competition Results
To confirm your attendance please RSVP to businessunit@westminster.gov.uk by Monday 6th November