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First Steps In Social Enterprise launch 2019


Thursday, 25 July 2019 from 12:00 to 16:30 (BST)

First Steps In Social Enterprise launch 2019

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Launch Event- 25th July 2019, 12- 4:30pm

at the  Karibu Education Centre, 7 Gresham Road, London SW9 7PH


Olmec and the Real Change Collective would like to take the opportunity to invite you to the launch of First Steps in Social Enterprise. The event will feature 4 inspirational speakers including social enterprises that Olmec has supported in the past: Embrace UK, Green Elephant, She is You and Life After Hummus and the award winning poet, workshop facilitator and activist Shareefa Energy.


First Steps in Social Enterprise is designed to benefit people with a social enterprise idea, sole traders considering social enterprises, new start social enterprises that want to strengthening their model, people or groups considering move from voluntary sector to social enterprise model, or budding social entrepreneurs...


The Real Change Collective is a partnership including Olmec, Arhag, Praxis, Doctors of The World, Iranian and Kurdish Women’s Rights Organisation (IKRWO) and Migrants Rights Network providing a holistic package of support to migrant and refugee women and girls and funded by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport.


 About the launch


First Steps In Social Enterprise is A FREE OPPORTUNITY to meet successful social enterprises and sector specialists at a launch event for an exciting new programme. You will find out about the First Steps programme and get the opportunity to participate in taster workshops.

  • 4 Inspirational Speakers
  • An opportunity to attend 4 taster workshops
  • Meet the First Steps in Social Enterprise team sector specialists


Who is it for?

Women from BME (Black and Minority Ethnic Backgrounds)
Migrant and refugee women
With a business idea to benefit the community or the environment
Sole Traders
Charities or community groups wanting to develop their business model
Existing social enterprises with a low turnover (led by BME women)


More about the day…..

Workshop 1: Introduction to First Steps In Social Enterprise

A taster session on the key elements that need to be in place for a successful social enterprise and an opportunity hear about our programme. First Steps in Social Enterprise will help you systematically map the mission-critical areas of your business plan, engaging practical tools, legal and financial knowledge, and business theory to support your social enterprise.

Workshop 2 : Turn contacts into contacts

Do you want to develop your trading contacts? Do you want to meet other social entrepreneurs? Do you want to share your experiences? Do you have something you want to tell the world

Workshop 3: What does a housing association look for in a tender?

Find out what it takes to win a contract with a housing association or similar organisation? What will the competition look like? What do I need to demonstrate competence? What reassurance will a housing association look for? What policies and procedures does my organisation need?

Workshop 4: Women are changemakers

Unlocking your potential, connecting your skills, contacts and aspirations with business. Confidence and sharing triumphs and challenges. Social business designed to meet create change. Each one, teach one; sharing networks for success. How women can unlock their potential as changemakers.



Do you have questions about First Steps In Social Enterprise launch 2019? Contact Olmec

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Karibu Centre
7 Gresham Road
SW9 7PH London
United Kingdom

Thursday, 25 July 2019 from 12:00 to 16:30 (BST)

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Olmec is a BME led Social Enterprise which champions race equality through economic and social justice. We work with a broad range of clients and partners to deliver innovative solutions that inspire and act as catalysts for social change.

Our vision is “to create positive social change by empowering individuals, organisations and communities through training, support, networking and investment.”

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