Building your business, the hard way – how to get started and keep going
Are you a start-up or an early stage business looking to build your business? This virtual session is for anyone in the first few years of business, living the rollercoaster of entrepreneurship, and who would benefit from sense-checking the reality of life in the fast-line.
They say it takes five years to prove your business is viable, ten years to prove that it’s valuable.
This workshop is led by Richard Freeman, founder of always possible. Richard has just passed the five-year mark, and he has lots of lessons to share about risk, decision-making, strategy and luck. Starting out with £100, no savings, no security and two young children in 2015, Richard’s business - always possible - is set to turn over £500k next year and employ its seventh staff member.
In this special session, you can find out Richard’s five lessons about what has worked, what hasn't and some helpful ideas on building your own dream.
Topics that will be covered in this session are:
- Big thinking – How to grow your business beyond what’s just in front of you
- Hard listening – How to really, really understand your customers
- Clear planning – How to clear the noise and focus on what matters
- Winging it with style – How to learn as you go and stop chasing perfection
- Radical collaborating – How to let go of some control and work with others
This workshop includes a 30 minute Q & A with accountant Mark Crowter, Partner at Galloways Accountants.
Who for? This workshop is for start-ups and early-stage businesses (first five years)
Who by? Richard Freeman has been working with Brighton businesses for over 20 years, but has a rising national profile around his mission to connect big ideas in business, education, culture and place-making. Unafraid to challenge stagnant thinking, Richard is a strategist, facilitator, researcher and mentor who helps leaders to work out what’s next.
Design by Excell Design and Marketing
Catch the Wave is a business support programme for anyone in the city who wants to launch and grow a business. It includes affordable workshops, useful resources and expert mentoring sessions.
Designed and delivered by Brighton Chamber, Catch the Wave includes practical, interactive sessions and runs from November 2020 to July 2021.
What's the refund policy?
Places are limited, and events are usually oversubscribed. Please give two working days’ notice via email for a refund* or you’ll be required to pay for your place in full.
*Eventbrite booking fees are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled or there are duplicate charges.
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Time: 9.15am - 12.15pm
Date: Tue 20 / 04 / 21
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