How to Start or Grow a Social Enterprise | FREE 2 Day Workshop |

  • Date 28th February, 2019
  • Time 9:30am - 4:30pm
  • Venue Whitechapel Enterprise Hub 206 Whitechapel Road London E1 1AA

Event Description

**This workshop is only for organisations or individuals registered in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets**

Do you run a community group, volunteer organisation, not for profit or social enterprise or are you thinking of starting one? Our free 2 day course will help you understand the fundamentals of running a social enterprise and generating income through trading. We will be covering a range of topics such as business planning, legal structures and models, as well as social impact measurement.

Day 1 – Thursday 28th February – 9.30am – 4.30pm

  • business planning
  • Marketing
  • Business modelling
  • Trading – key issues & generating viable ideas

Day 2 – Friday 1st March – 9.30am – 4.30pm

  • Bookkeeping
  • Income Statements
  • Balance Sheet
  • Introduction to Tax, National Insurance Contribution (NIC) and VAT
  • Key Institutions (HMRC, Companies House, Charity Commission)
  • Legal Entity Structures

**This workshop is only for organisations or individuals registered in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets**

Facilitators:

Stuart Balmer (day 1) has been working as a freelance business adviser for that last 5 years with the Nwes group.

Graduating From Kingston University in 1991 with a BA(Hons) in 3D design (Interiors) he worked with architectural practises on commercial retail design before starting an independent fashion label Hunters & Gatherers with his partner in 1992 where he was responsible for brand management among other duties. This operated successfully for over 20 years until sold in 2014. The label was stocked in over 100 boutiques across the world and worn by celebrities of the day including Victoria Beckham, Cat Deeley , Billy Piper and Gerri Halliwell. They had their own retail outlets in Kensington High Street and Carnaby Street.

Archie Graham (day 2) is a Chartered Certified Accountant (ACCA) with over 25 years accounting and business advisory experience at various levels within a range of organizations in the UK and internationally. He is currently Practice Manager of the London City Office of YBSM Partners Ltd – Chartered Certified Accountants which he joined after 11 years as Finance Manager at The Foundation for Social Entrepreneurs (UnLtd).

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