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MyLifeMix - Free Business Start Up Course For Women-Carers


Cost: Free

Paddington Rotary in partnership with the Award Winning Portobello Business Centre and the trainer Sarah-Jane Menato bring you a programme that will take you from having the seed of a business idea through to the germination and growth process to getting your business off the ground and up and running.

This flexible and comprehensive course, specifically designed for women, runs one-day-a-week (Wednesdays) over a 9-week period.  There is no session in half term week, 28th May 2018.

Starting and running a business takes having an idea, motivation, time, energy and skill. This is an opportunity to explore what’s involved and see for yourself just how easy it might be to set up and run your own business.  You could be up and running in just 9 weeks.

If you have a business idea, a hobby you’d like to make money from, or are simply wondering if you’ve got what it takes, then this course is for you. It will answer your questions, help you risk assess your ideas and support you in exploring how being self-employed might work for you. In the company of like-minded women you will learn a great deal, have a lot of fun and cover topics that include:

Wednesday 2nd May 9.30 – 2.30 - Week 1

  •  Introductions and overview of the course
  •  Creating a supportive learning environment
  •  What an entrepreneur is and the basics of starting a business
  •  What a business plan is and who it’s for

Wednesday 9th May 9.30 – 2.30 - Week 2

  •  Types of business structures
  •  Defining the “MyLifeMix” for each participant
  •  Vision and Mission Statements  

Wednesday 16th May 9.30 – 2.30 - Week 3

  •  Introduction to Market Research and Marketing
  •  Time Management     

Wednesday 23rd May 9.30 – 2.30 - Week 4

  •  Introduction to Social Media and Websites
  • Selling, pitching and presentation skills

Wednesday 6th June 9.30 – 2.30 - Week 5

  •  Introduction to Risk Assessment and Health and Safety
  •  Taking the Fear out of Financial Forecasting part 1       

Wednesday 13th June 9.30 – 2.30 - Week 6

  • Record keeping
  • Taking the Fear out of Financial Forecasting part 2
  • Business plan review

Wednesday 20th June 9.30 – 2.30 - Week 7

  •  Making the most of networking
  •  What the tax man needs and intro to HMRC
  •  Insurance and Legal matters  

Wednesday 27th June 9.30 – 2.30 - Week 8

  •  Presentation skills
  •  What’s next

Booking Fees: This course is provided without charge for Women who have NOT yet started a small business nor registered as self-employed. It is predominately funded by Rotary International.

An £80 refundable deposit secures your place on the course. 

Refunds will be made after attendance and completion of the whole course along with a completed business plan and/or a statement of circumstance.


Comments from past participants;

"I will stongly recommend this course to everybody who wants to start a business"  Claudia Rigatuso

" i am so grateful to PBC and RBS and Sarah-Jane to have had the opportunity to do this amazing course. It has been a very deep and positive journey, this course is life-changing.  It's unique, it covers absolutely everything that one needs to start a business and its a lot of fun, come and do it, I highly recommend it." Anna Basaldua

" I came for a course to help me start my business, the course delivered much more than expected.  Doing the weekly homework and implementing the advice literally made me ready to start.  From Business Jungle I feel now ina peaceful and clear meadow."  Karine Perret-Kermous

Dates and venues

2 May 2018 - 27 June 2018, 09:30 - 14:30
Almanaar, London, W10 5YG

Cost: Free

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We reserve the right to cancel or amend the timings of these sessions at any point up to the stated start time of the session.

Delegates may also cancel their booking at any time by following the link in their confirmation email.

Delegates are responsible for ensuring that they can access the web site where the training is delivered and for any all and any charges incurred during attendance at the session.

The delegate acknowledges that all course material, program material or copies thereof are and will remain the property of the training provider and are subject to copyright.

It is expressly agreed that neither the delegate nor their sponsoring organisation will copy the whole or any part of those materials without the written consent of the training provider.

The training provider accepts no responsibility whatsoever for the subsequent use of the EMS by the delegate or their sponsoring organisation as a result of their participation in the training and shall not be liable for any loss or damage arising to the delegate, their sponsoring organisation or any third parties howsoever that loss or damage arises (save that this provision will not exclude liability for death or personal injury arising from the negligence of the training provider).

No variation to these conditions shall be binding unless agreed in writing between the authorised representatives of the training provider and the delegate and/or their sponsoring organisation. The delegate and their sponsoring organisation acknowledge that these terms and conditions supersede any written or verbal communication.

Additional Information

Event organiser

Portobello Business Centre
Canalside House
383 Ladbroke Grove
W10 5AA
United Kingdom

020 7460 5050
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