Pop up closing event and future business opportunities

closing party jeffrey and usha networkingThe month long pop up business pilot has now ended. Thanks to Jane Leighton of Vision and Liz Gardner of Work Redbridge for being the driving force behind it.

Geoff Hill, Chair of Chamber of Commerce hosted the closing event.  Over 100 businesses and start-ups came in over the month to receive support and training.  Jane Leighton and Liz Gardner were able to give a brief summary of the month and we will await their fuller report which I will pass on.  We were also able to hear about the Business Timebank from Sarah Henderson from ECHO.

The closing event was a good networking opportunity and a chance to hear about other opportunities for small businesses, start-ups and pre-startups – below.

We relocated our Tuesday enterprise clubs in the venue and were praised by Jane Leighton for the energy and vibrancy of our programmeright brain business plans, networking, procrastination and invention, skills swaps, conflict resolution for  your business, and we led on the pilot pop up Saturday 

Meanwhile: further opportunities for businesses and start-ups:

Join the ECHO business Timebank to save money, build your profile, increase your capacity, increase commercial contracts!

Start-ups can join the Chamber of Commerce for no fee for one year’s trial.  Information, invitation to Chamber breakfasts and more.  Contact the Chambers about this.

Join the Sophia Hubs grassroots network and our weekly Tuesday lunchtime enterprise club.  You are a business start-up or have ideas for a start-up?  Just come along!  Speakers always welcome from the business community which can provide you with new contacts and potential new contracts.

Take a look at this blog’s resources page which is being developed. If you have info and courses to add, please contact me.


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