Business Start Up Workshop – 23 March

February 20, 2015

Do you have a business idea, but are not quite sure how to start or what is involved? Or you have already started your business, but are not sure you’re your next steps should be? This 3-hour workshop will give you a good overview of what you need to think about when planning to start your own business.

Some of the topics we will explore:

– Market research

– SWOT analysis

– Introduction to business planning

– Introduction to business finance (inc cash flow)

– Legal structures and registering your business

There will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions during the workshop. Read the rest of this entry »


‘Internet & Social Media for Business’ – 25 February

February 20, 2015

Our third event in collaboration  with the East London Small Business Centre!

Running a business? Want to learn how best to use internet and social media for your business without spending lots of money? Find out from Vic Norman how he got his business to the top of Google rankings without advertising!

Here are the highlights of what will be covered during this dynamic workshop:

• Old Marketing v New Marketing and the power of the Internet

• Your Website – The face of your Brand

• Finding your Website – Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) – What is it?

 Social Media – Why is it important and which  Social Media do you need

• Blogging and Blogger Outreach – finding the influencers

• Top mistakes of managing your business online and how to avoid them Read the rest of this entry »


“Creatives Face 2 Face” workshop – 10 February

January 9, 2015

If you are running or are planning to start a creative or a fashion business, then this workshop is for you!

This informal and interactive 2-hour workshop will aim to cover the following topics:

*  Where To Start?

Planning- How does it help? What’s in a business plan?

Funding Your Business – from boot strapping to crowdfunding

Protecting What You Have – Intellectual property

Taxation – tax, NI, VAT

You will get the most out of the session if you come armed with your own questions. For example, you might want to know more about sales agent contracts, or how to price your products, or whether to use a PR agency or not. This workshop will give you an opportunity to find out more! Read the rest of this entry »


Business Start Up Workshop – 27 January

January 9, 2015

Do you have a business idea, but are not quite sure how to start or what is involved? Or you have already started your business, but are not sure you’re your next steps should be? This 3-hour workshop will give you a good overview of what you need to think about when planning to start your own business.

Some of the topics we will explore:

– Market research

– SWOT analysis

– Introduction to business planning

– Introduction to business finance (inc cash flow)

– Legal structures and registering your business

There will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions during the workshop.

Speaker: Lana Hersak, a SFEDI accredited business adviser with an extensive experience of advising, supporting and training start ups, small businesses and social enterprises.

Event date: Tuesday 27 January 2015

Event Times:

10.15am – 10.30am – arrival & networking

10.30am – 1.30pm – Business Start up workshop

Venue: East London Small Business Centre, Universal House, 88-94 Wentworth Street, London, E1 7SA
(just off Brick Lane, look for the main entrance, the reception desk will have your name)

Price : FREE of charge, inc refreshments

We have 20 places reserved exclusively for the Aim & Aspire Women’s business club members!

Book your place now: http://tinyurl.com/mstlma2


Clothes Swap! – 12 January

December 15, 2013

A wardrobe full of clothes, but still nothing to wear! Sounds familiar?

So out with the old and in with the new, and start your New Year with a bit of a clearout!

The style we like and our bodies change every few years, yet we still cling onto clothes we no longer wear. Take a good look at the clothes that you have, but no longer feel comfortable with – and change them for something you like and will wear!

Bring party clothes, work clothes, vintage clothes.

Just make sure they are good quality and in a good condition.

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“Social Media Dissection Lab” seminar + networking; 17 Sept

August 26, 2013


Businesses can greatly benefit from the social media networks, but choosing the ones to use and engaging with them in an effective way is not as easy as it might seem.

We all know it can also be very time consuming, and very expensive!

Like with everything else in business, the key is in a bit of research, forward planning and understanding exactly what is it that you are trying to accomplish.

 social media landscape

This 90 minute seminar will discuss the overall Social Media world, and how businesses use it. It will cover: 

 

  1. an overview of the social media landscape and which channels can be used for social media (channels – -Pinterest, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, You Tube) 
  2. how a business can run their social media objectives (staffing vs outsourcing
  3. how to read/understand a social media budget (knowing how things are charged for / what could be free)


Speaker: Amber Raney-Kincade, Social Media Trainer and Marketing Consultant

 

With over 10 years experience in the marketing industry in the UK and US, Amber has developed an innovative marketing seminar programme designed to allow small business owners take their own reigns. A former marketing agency Account Director working with big brands, she has honed her skills to teach others how they can achieve success in the ever changing marketing world within a small budget. 

 

 

 

Event Date: Tuesday 17th September 2013

Event Times:

6.00 – 6.30pm – arrival & networking

6.30– 8.00pm– ‘Social Media Dissection Lab’ seminar

8.00 – 8.30pm – networking

 

Venue: 45 Moorfields, London EC2Y 9AE
(just outside Moorgate tube/train station, London Wall exit, a tall building between Holland & Barratt’s show and the British Red Cross building)

 

Price (inc refreshments):

£10 Early Bird (expires 6th September)

£15 (after 6th September)

Check out our newsletter for a special newsletter subscribers’ 25% discount!

 

Booking options:

Book via MeetUp (no booking fee): http://www.meetup.com/Aim-Aspire-Womens-Business-Club-London/events/135790792/

Book via Eventbrite (plus booking fee): http://aawbcsocialmedia.eventbrite.co.uk/

 

 

Cancellations & Refunds: if you cancel before noon on Fri 13th September, you will receive a full refund. No refunds can be made after that date, but you are welcome to give/sell your ticket to someone else.

 


“Crowdfunding” workshop + networking; 11 July

June 12, 2013

Join us and find out how you could use crowdfunding to both raise the finance you need , and at the same time promote your business and gain supporters and customers!

You will learn about:

  • How the crowdfunding process works
  • How it could benefit your business
  • The difference between donation, reward, debt and equity models
  • The preparation and costs involved
  • Different crowdfunding platforms and how to choose the right one for your business

Speakers:LH

Lana Hersak, a SFEDI accredited business adviser with an extensive experience of advising, supporting and training start ups, small businesses and social enterprises. Lana currently runs a community micro-finance project at London Rebuilding Society, and is a director and co-founder of Aim & Aspire Ltd.

We are very pleased to announce that we will also be joined by Jartua Gilpin, founder and director of Morynga (www. morynga.com). She has recently used the Kickstarter crowdfunding platform to successfully raise funds for her business, and she will be sharing her experiences and insights with us.

 

 

 

Event Date: Thursday 11th July 2013

Event Times:

6.00 – 6.30pm – arrival & networking

6.30– 8.00pm– ‘Crowdfunding’ talk

8.00 – 8.45pm – networking

Venue: 45 Moorfields, London EC2Y 9AE
(just outside Moorgate tube/train station, London Wall exit, a tall building between Holland & Barratt’s show and the British Red Cross building)

Price (inc refreshments):

Sorry ladies, we had to put up the prices a bit! : (   The venue costs are high, and while we’ve been keeping the prices artificially low for most of this year, we can no longer afford to do this. Aim & Aspire Women’s Business Club receives no subsidy or funding, and we have to meet all event costs just from the ticket sales.

£10 Early Bird (expires 27th June)

£15 (after 27th June)

 Check out our newsletter for a special newsletter subscribers’ 25% discount!

Booking options:

Book via MeetUp (no booking fee): http://www.meetup.com/Aim-Aspire-Womens-Business-Club-London/events/124137972/

Book via Eventbrite (plus booking fee): http://aawbccrowdfunding.eventbrite.co.uk/#

Cancellations & Refunds: if you cancel before noon on Sat 6th July, you will receive a full refund. No refunds can be made after that date, but you are welcome to give/sell your ticket to someone else.


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