Ideas that Change Lives 2018 Workshop Series

We are delighted to welcome you to attend the Ideas that Change Lives Enterprise Workshop Series 2018.

These practical sessions will provide you with everything you need to know about starting, growing and running your own social enterprise.

The first four workshops in the series are aimed at individuals with an idea, community groups looking to start trading and social enterprises at the start of their journey. The last two workshops in the series are aimed at established social enterprises.

 

Workshop 1: Introduction to the Third Sector, Social Enterprises and Trading

An interactive workshop exploring what a social enterprise is, and the essential steps needed to form one. The workshop includes an overview of how a social enterprise operates, uses practical examples so you will be equipped to decide whether a social enterprise business model is right for you and how to get further support in setting up a social enterprise.

Date: Tuesday 13th February

Time: 2pm-4pm

Where: Leeds Community Foundation, First Floor, 51a St Paul’s Street, Leeds, LS1 2TE

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Workshop 2: Business Planning

An introduction to business planning for social enterprises and the key components of a social enterprise business plan.  We will work through a template and you will leave the session with an outline business plan.

Date: Wednesday 28th February

Time: 10am-12pm

Where: Leeds Community Foundation, First Floor, 51a St Paul’s Street, Leeds, LS1 2TE

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Workshop 3: Money – Costing, Pricing and Financial Management

Understanding your numbers is key to running a profitable social enterprise.  We will look at the financial basics including costing and pricing your product or service and financial management.

Date: Wednesday 14th March

Time: 2pm-4pm

Where: Leeds Community Foundation, First Floor, 51a St Paul’s Street, Leeds, LS1 2TE

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Workshop 4: Introduction to Marketing, Promoting and Communicating

We look at marketing as a key business activity and its purpose in your social enterprise.  We give you hints and tips so the you can form a promotion and communication strategy.

Date: Tuesday 27th March

Time: 2pm-4pm

Where: Leeds Community Foundation, First Floor, 51a St Paul’s Street, Leeds, LS1 2TE

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 These workshops are aimed at established social enterprises:

 

Workshop 5: Getting the Best Out of Your People – with guest trainer Andrea Stephenson

Don’t do it all yourself!  An interactive workshop looking at managing performance of staff and volunteers, delegating and motivating

Date: Monday 16th April  

Time: 10am-1pm

Where: Leeds Community Foundation, First Floor, 51a St Paul’s Street, Leeds, LS1 2TE

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Workshop 6: Future-Proof Your Organisation

Learn how to develop a strategy for your organisation to be sustainable and resilient it today’s current climate.

Date: Tuesday 8th May  

Time: 10am-1pm

Where: Leeds Community Foundation, First Floor, 51a St Paul’s Street, Leeds, LS1 2TE

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