Start Your Own Enterprise course

Our eight-day ‘Start Your Own Enterprise’ programme enables our learners to explore why they want to run a business, understand their target market and learn how to price and sell.

Our unique blend of practical business experience, challenging questions and good humour helps the enterprise students understand how to manage customers, raise and manage finance and how to present to potential investors or buyers.  At the end of the course the students set off with their own sustainable business plan and the confidence to put it into action.

Upcoming courses

Southwark - This course is now closed

Start Your Own Enterprise course in Southwark(SE16 & SE8 only) supported by British Land – available free to Southwark residents based  either in SE16 or SE8.

  • WHEN: Every Wednesday 10:00am-4:00pm, starting Wednesday 10th October (with a half term break taking place on 31st October) with the final session taking place on Wednesday 5th December 2018.

    *** The course breaks on 31st October and does NOT run during half-term ***

  • WHERE: (Formerly The Flaming Grill) Unit 4 Surrey Quays, Leisure Park, Redriff Road, Southwark, London SE162XU


Tree Shepherd is running a new 10 x month free support programme for Lambeth residents aged 18 to 30 who live in Lambeth. It begins with 4 x business training sessions in November 2018 and we will continue to support you as your business grows throughout 2018 and 2019.

  • WHEN: Once a week 1.30-5.30pm, starting November 2018 and ending September 2019
  •  WHERE: GLOWS Green Leaf Open Work Space, 1A Greenleaf Close, Tulse Hill.  London SW2 2HB.



Start Your Own Enterprise is a 10 x week enterprise course delivered by Tree Shepherd that forms part of the Supported Self-Employment Academy programme for Croydon people with disabilities. It is only available to people who are unemployed.

Starting 20th November 2018 and ending 5th February 2019 (with 2 week break over Christmas and New year)

  • WHEN: 20th November 2018
  • WHERE: Croydon Central Library, Katherine Street, Croydon, Surrey CR9 1ET


Tree Shepherd in partnership with Grosvenor will be looking to take forward their community initiatives, including the Start Your Own Enterprise course,  in the new year following a positive planning consent. If you would like to register your interest please contact us on