Tree Shepherd, Big Local South Bermondsey and Grosvenor Group to support Southwark entrepreneurs

hexagon-students-exchanging-ideasBig Local South Bermondsey and Grosvenor are proud to announce a new series of Start Your Own Enterprise courses delivered by Tree Shepherd at The Biscuit Factory, Southwark from November 2016. All courses are free of charge for Southwark residents.

Learn how to turn your passion into a real business. All ideas are welcome. If you are on benefits and have found it difficult to find a job, being self-employed could be the answer and we are here to make sure you get it right.

Tutor and CEO of Tree Shepherd Colin Crooks says, ‘Please come along to the course. Everyone is in the same boat, so don’t worry if your business is just an idea at the moment. You’ll learn everything you need to put a basic business plan in place including sales and marketing, finance, presentation skills, people management, networking and all the nuts and bolts of registering a business. We’ve had so much success across Lambeth and are excited to be launching in Bermondsey’.

On graduating, you’ll belong to a vibrant Enterprise Network and benefit from free events, business clinics, regular coaching sessions, new trade and collaborative working opportunities.

The Community Engagement Manager for Big Local South Bermondsey said ‘We have been operating in the area for 6 years now, helping people get back into work, and thanks to the support of Grosvenor are excited to be offering these courses. The training hub will work alongside our job club to support those who are seeking more traditional employment.’

The course runs from 2nd November to 25th November 2016, and will be 8 days over 4 weeks, two days a week (Wednesdays & Fridays) 10am – 4pm. New dates will also be available for the Spring term.

To find out more and register your interest, go to https://treeshepherd.org.uk/enterprise-learning/start-your-own-enterprise/

The Start Your Own Enterprise programme is funded by and delivered in partnership with Grosvenor, the owner of the former biscuit factory and campus sites in Bermondsey. It is an initiative from Big Local Works, the employment and enterprise hub designed by Big Local South Bermondsey to support local people to find meaningful employment for them, whether it is through conventional employment or entrepreneurship. Partners of Big Local Works include Bede House Association, United St Saviours, Southwark Council and Grosvenor.

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