Meet Kristina Glushkova and Kim Winter, co-founders of Makerhood, a social enterprise supporting local making and skills in south London. Find out about how networks of peer support, online sales, local markets and skills sharing can boost your efforts from hobby to business.
The story so far...
Makerhood started in Brixton, south west London. And there are now Makerhood networks nearby in Herne Hill, Camberwell, Clapham, Stockwell and newly opening in suburban West Norwood. It is a community of local people from all walks of life, ages and backgrounds, united by a passion for making, skills, creativity, and sustainable consumption.
Makerhood run activities and events which promote local goods, help people acquire new skills, encourage greater links within the community, and support local makers in setting up and running their businesses.
Could this work in Sidcup?
Makerhood say that a large proportion of their members identify as 'hobbyists' and business ideas often come from people's passions and interests.
This type of network is good if you want to develop your ideas and skills with support from peers and experts. And for help beginning to test-trade and build a customer base.
When & Where
The Discovery Incubator
The Discovery Incubator, 9-11 Sidcup High Street
The Discovery Incubator is the high street HQ of In Store For Sidcup. It is a place to be inspired, map opportunities and find support for new ventures.
Sidcup is full of people with skills and resources, aspirations and ideas that could be brought to life on the high street. Are you thinking about starting up something new? Have you already begun? Are you involved in activities nearby?
We are exploring new ways that shopkeepers, residents, local organisations and entrepreneurs can work more closely together and create opportunities that support high street activity.
And we are researching what sort of space will offer those starting and growing enterprises a supportive and learning environment.
Come inside to find out more and add your ideas…