Published: Monday, 10th October 2016
A series of free community workshops will be of help to anyone interested in setting up a social or community enterprise either based in or delivering a service in the Broadland District.
The programme, run by Lola Stafford Consulting Ltd which is itself a social enterprise, and funded by Broadland District Council, starts with a taster session on the morning of Wednesday 26th October on Exploring Entrepreneurship. Workshops follow weekly throughout November, all at Carrowbreck House in Hellesdon.
Councillor Stuart Clancy, the council's Portfolio Holder for Economic Development, said:
"We're delighted to be able to support this programme. Social enterprises already contribute to life in Broadland and I would urge anyone considering it to sign up and find out more."
Jacqui Starling who is running the workshops, explained:
"The programme is suitable for any residents or groups interested in going down this route whether they are just thinking about the possibility or are existing enterprises looking to become financially sustainable. The programme offers practical support in a relaxed environment and you can either book onto the whole series or pick and choose the workshops which will help you."
The first session, from 10am - 12 noon, provides an introduction to Social and Community Enterprises, entrepreneurship and the basic legal requirements.
Targeted workshops follow on and cover: business planning, overcoming emotional and mental blocks to success, financial planning, bid writing and funding, and marketing.
They are from 9.30am - 1pm and all are at Carrowbreck House, Carrowbreck Road, Hellesdon, Norwich, NR6 5FA.