Join Santander to find out how to get your business off the ground when money is limited.
Starting a business is one of the hardest things you’ll ever do, and when faced with an endless to-do list, working out how to cover the cost of everything can feel overwhelming. But, by thinking differently about your start-up, you’ll discover there are lots of ways you can make your budget stretch further than you might think. From reaching your target market to managing cashflow, using digital tools to focusing your market research, there are ways to get your ideas off the ground on a shoestring.
In the session you'll be given some practical ideas to ensure you’re starting your business in as smart a way as possible. You’ll be guided by Andy Pendleton, one of Santander’s Business Banking Managers, who works with hundreds of businesses just like yours each year.
London libraries are transforming the way ideas grow into successful businesses. By partnering with ten London boroughs, we are developing a community of new and existing business owners, which is free to join and open to everyone. Whether you are just setting out, need advice on protecting your intellectual property, or simply have a brilliant idea you want to discuss, we're here to guide you. Since April 2020, we have offered all of our Start-ups in London Libraries' services online, including our core workshops and virtual one-to-ones with our borough Business Champions, many of whom will be hosting sessions during Start-up Day. To find out more about Start-ups in London Libraries and how to join our thriving business community, visit bl.uk/SiLL.
During this session, we will explore ways to identify and develop the basic skills needed to start a successful business, including passion, leadership skills, understanding your competitors, and much more. The aim of exploring these fundamentals is to give your business a firm foundation to develop, grow and thrive.
During the workshop we will discuss:
How to identify your passionHow to discover what’s purposeful and meaningful to you personallyHow to draw attention to your values, principles and mission in lifeHow to explore the real reason why you want to start a businessHow to discover what it takes to make it happenAnd finally, how to show up authentically, unapologetically and on purpose.
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.
Join BIPC Manchester and Expert Impact to discover how you can make a positive social impact with your business.
Did you know that there are more than 100,000 social enterprises in the UK? Social enterprises are businesses selling products or services that have a positive social or environmental impact.
Join this session if you’re interested in making a profit with purpose and starting a business that is good for people and planet. Hear from three social entrepreneurs to learn how they did it.
Circular economy models regenerate resources across their lifecycle in order to mitigate the effects of climate change, which threaten our planet and its people. In addition to operational and strategic benefits to your business, it also maximises value creation in our economy, environment and societies.
In this panel discussion with Innovating for Growth alumni businesses: FRUU, Urban Cordial and Two Lives, moderated by Anna Triponel (Triponel Consulting), we will explore the practices and processes of circular economy businesses, so that you may be inspired to incorporate the same in yours.