Social Enterprise Exchange invites you to join a series of four online workshop sessions to support your start-up or early-stage social enterprise or community business. This workshop series will enable you to develop your concept, build your business case, plan finances, understand different business models and present your ideas.

To get the full value of the programme we recommend you attend all four sessions as follows:

Accelerate workshops 1 – Ideas to action
Tuesday 9 November 2021, 10:00 am – 13:00 pm
Vision and mission, team and partners, customers, pitching your idea

Accelerate workshops 2 – Business modelling
Tuesday 16 November 2021, 10:00 am – 13:00 pm
Business case development, value proposition, market research

Accelerate workshops 3 – Financial planning
Tuesday 23 November 2021, 10:00 am – 13:00 pm
Financial planning, costs and revenue, cash flow, funding opportunities

Accelerate workshops 4 – Business structures and incorporation
Tuesday 30 November 2021, 10:00 am – 13:00 pm
What is incorporation, legal structures, relation to business model

The sessions will be delivered by experienced advisors and coaches with speakers and mentors available to inspire and guide you. Those attending and looking to further develop their business model will also have the opportunity to work in smaller peer-based learning groups in short weekly follow-up sessions (of around 90 minutes each) commencing 7 December 2021.

The Accelerate workshops are a great opportunity to learn how to start and grow a sustainable social enterprise and to benefit from working with peers and experienced social entrepreneurs. This free event series is open to individuals and groups who have registered for support with Social Enterprise Exchange and located or trading in one or more of the local authority areas of Barnsley, Bassetlaw, Bolsover, Chesterfield, Derbyshire Dales, Doncaster, North East Derbyshire, Rotherham and Sheffield.

To register your attendance in the workshop series please complete the form below.

If you have not previously registered for support with Social Enterprise Exchange please also provide some additional information here about your social enterprise idea –

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