Do you ever find it hard to ask for help? What if you could swap something you were good at in exchange for support in the subject you need it in most.
Just like swapping pre-loved clothes and goods, come along to swap and share your experiences and expertise. Set up in the early weeks of the initial lockdown last year, local entrepreneurs and friends, Rachel Hayward and Lee Marples, formed a not-for-profit to revive the fun and informality from the seventies show, The Multi-Coloured Swap Shop. The idea is simple – register online and get to meet other people looking to progress and learn in a peer-to-peer community.
From its beginnings in Derby, then to Nottingham and Leicester, the digital marketplace is now UK-wide and sees hundreds of new swaps posted monthly.
You might be looking for someone to help set up a new Instagram account for you and can offer up a monthly cake selection box from your baking business in return? Or even swap copy-writing for accounting?
Join us for this special, interactive session over lunchtime where we invite you to listen in and consider how to work with, and help, one another.
We’re looking to seal some deals and build up your support network.
This session is perfect for start-ups who need to develop and communicate green credentials and sustainability effectively.
Andy will detail how businesses can develop and use green credentials. He'll present ideas around how to embed green thinking into your organisation's core idea, as well as providing general tips on how to communicate green credentials through marketing and communication material. He'll also share examples from other organisations that are leading with sustainability.
Attendees will leave with a better understanding of how to communicate green credentials to create a competitive advantage.
Every business needs to evaluate its environmental impact. Although the arrival of digital photography has reduced the impact on the environment that film photography had, there is still more that can be done.
This session will take you through some of the first steps to a greener business, covering everything from reducing and repurposing waste to buying from environmentally friendly suppliers, all the while helping you to become your best photographer.
For anyone starting (or scaling) a business in 2021, sustainability is likely on your radar, but how do you walk the walk from day one? In this session, we’ll be looking at how to embed a climate-conscious mentality to all aspects of your work, offering a series of tips to guide your decisions on everything from banking and web hosting, to products and packaging. Whether you’re a sole trader working from home, or a retailer with a shop front, we’ve got you covered - with room for a Q&A at the end if you have any particular burning questions.
Business & IP Centre Northamptonshire is hosting an open conversation exploring social enterprise, mental health and wellbeing, and environmental sustainability. Is it really possible to make money and do good at the same time?
Join Barry Crisp from BIPC Northamptonshire to find out, as he discusses the topic with Agi Brodzinski (Jolibi), Ali Mitchell (Wildflowers), Ben Francoise (Saints Coffee) and Salma Shah (Granola by Salma Shah).
An understanding of intellectual property and its protection is vital for anyone with an idea, whether it is an invention, a brand name or a song. Knowing how to protect your idea can save you a lot of time and money. This online webinar will introduce the six areas of intellectual property and help you understand which may apply to you and your business.
The main areas are:PatentsTrade marksRegistered designsCopyrightTrade secrets
Join Ethstat Ethical Stationery, a CIC (Community Interest Cooperative), to hear how their values as a social enterprise have allowed them to put sustainability at the heart of everything they do. 100% of their profit is given away to social and environmental causes, the only social enterprise in the sector to do so.
By buying from Esthat, customers become members, and have a say in which causes are supported. Find out how they’ve managed to bring out the best in people and planet through their business, one pen at a time.