Enterprise training and support

Business clinics

business clinic

There is so much to think about when you start a new business for the first time, and it can be very daunting. There is a wealth of information on the internet, but the advice can be conflicting and confusing.

Tree Shepherd has developed its 3M© business model to cut through the jargon and zoom in on the things that are most important for starting up. All our mentors have considerable practical experience of running a small business, but crucially they are selected by us because they can empathise with someone who is literally starting from scratch.

Book our FREE, confidential business advice clinics with one of our experienced business advisers.

Typical areas of support include:

  • Getting started
  • How to get business and win customers
  • Essential business finance
  • Company registration and legal issues

Our business clinics are free to access for people on benefits, or on household income below £25,100.

We have an awesome team of business mentors available, so it's normally just a short phone call to understand your needs and match you up with a suitable mentor.

If you have any questions or would like to reserve a clinic space, please contact info@treeshepherd.org.uk

We currently have the following programmes running.

Tulse Hill, Lambeth

Free confidential Business Clinics for Lambeth residents

When:  By arrangement

Where:  GLOWS, 1a Greenleaf Close, Tulse Hill, SW2 2HB

Time slots: By arrangement

Booking: Email info@treeshepherd.org.uk OR call 020 3948 3020

 

Loughborough Junction, Lambeth

Free confidential Business Clinics for Lambeth residents

When:  By arrangement

Where:  The Platform Project, Loughborough Junction SW9 7AH

Time slots: By arrangement

Booking: Email info@treeshepherd.org.uk OR call 020 3948 3020

 

Canada Water, Southwark

1-to-1 business clinics for residents in and around SE16. Free and confidential business support.

When:  By arrangement

Where:  THRIVE, Unit 4, Surrey Quays Leisure Park, Teredo Road, SE16 7LW

Time slots:  Between 10am and 4pm

Booking:  Email info@treeshepherd.org.uk OR call 020 3948 3020

 

Church Street, Westminster

Private business clinics for residents and businesses in the Church Street area of Westminster.

When:  Wednesdays (other days may be available on request)

Where:  Vital office, Edgware Road, Westminster, W2 1EB

Time slots:  Up to one hour

Booking:  Email rhona@treeshepherd.org.uk OR call 020 3948 3020

 

Wood Lane, Hammersmith & Fulham

 In conjunction with our SYOE Hammersmith & Fulham Enterprise Training programme supported by Petit Miracles and Hammersmith and Fulham Council, we are offering FREE one-to-one business clinics to Hammersmith and Fulham residents.

When: Wednesday 15 January 2020, Tuesday 11 February 2020, Tuesday 10 March 2020

Where: Petit Miracle Interiors, West12 Shopping Centre, Shepherd’s Bush Green, W12 8PP

Time slots: Up to one hour

Booking: Email info@treeshepherd.org.uk OR call 020 3948 3020

 

Elephant and Castle Business Owners' Clinics

We continue to offer FREE support and advice to businesses in the shopping centre affected by its redevelopment at our drop-in advice sessions.

When:   Every Thursday between 1.30pm and 4.30pm

Where:  Unit 231, Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre, SE1 6TE

Time slots:  Up to one hour

Booking:  To be sure of an appointment email info@treeshepherd.org.uk OR call 020 3948 3020 or just drop in on the day

Enterprise training

Knowing where to start is a major challenge for anybody who is thinking of setting up in business. Tree Shepherd’s Enterprise Courses are designed and led by experienced entrepreneurs and help our learners turn a vague business idea into a real business plan.

We welcome any business idea and teach our starters how to assess it for themselves. Our delivery style is fully inclusive and is specifically designed to meet the needs of residents with no previous business experience or academic qualifications. All they need is an idea and a passion.

In total we’ve trained and advised more than 2,500 people.

start your own enterprise course

Check out our current programme of enterprise workshops below.

Employ Yourself

Coming soon! Enrolment day is on 6 May. Funded by the European Social Fund and Paddington Development Trust, the course will help people who are unemployed to start small businesses and begin trading. It will be run online over 8 weeks and will include every aspect of starting a new business as well as mentoring and coaching. More information here.

Supported Self-Employment Academy (SSEA), for disabled people, Croydon

Tree Shepherd and Status Employment are offering a series of five-week courses specifically aimed at helping disabled residents of Croydon to start their own business.  We're hoping to start the next programme as soon as possible.

If you are interested in registering for the course, please contact us. In order to be eligible for the course you will need to be resident in Croydon and have a registered disability. Please note there are limited spaces available.  You will also receive FREE support from Status Employment to help with adjustments and adaptations you may require. If you want any other information please email info@treeshepherd.org.uk or call 020 3948 3020 to register your interest.

Loughborough Junction, Lambeth

Free workshops and business clinics for residents of Loughborough Estate, Angell Town Estate and Milkwood Estate.
All the workshops are currently on hold but usually take place at The Platform, Loughborough Junction SW9 7AH, opposite LJ Works.
To register your interest in any of these events please email info@treeshepherd.org.uk or call on 020 3948 3020.

Canada Water, Southwark

No courses running at present.

Tulse Hill, Lambeth

No courses running at present.

Church Street, Westminster

No courses running at present.

Wood Lane, Hammersmith & Fulham

No courses running at present.

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