Business Startup - Introduction

As you plan your new business, you will learn about:

How to prepare and develop a useful business plan

Identifying possible funding options and sources of professional advice and support for new business

Setting business objectives and identifying the resources required

Marketing techniques used in small business including branding, internet marketing and the use fo social media.

Financial planning including cash flow forecasting, and understanding how to calculate the break even point for your business..

Understanding Tax, NI and Regulations for new business


How to build a pitch deck investors love

Join this free webinar to find out how to build a pitch deck investors love, and how Virgin StartUp can help you thrive in 2024. There'll be a chance for a Q&A after the presentation.

Virgin StartUp have funded over 5,000 start-ups with a Start Up Loan, and helped thousands of other scale-ups grow successfully to raise investment and build flourishing teams.


Wellness Warriors: the women reshaping the health and fitness industry

Celebrate International Women’s Month with us at the British Library as we bring together an inspiring panel discussion with five boundary-breaking women entrepreneurs who are transforming the health and fitness industry. As part of our Inspiring Entrepreneurs series, this event provides a unique chance to hear from influential women business founders and put your questions to them.

This event takes place in the British Library and will be simultaneously live streamed on the British Library platform. Tickets may be booked either to attend in person, or to watch on our platform (online) either live or within 48 hours on catch up. Viewing links will be sent out shortly before the event.


Female Founder Connect

Join Digital Boost for a day full of inspiration, empowerment, and networking with fellow female founders to celebrate International Women’s Day 💖

  • Hear from inspiring female founders who’ll share their stories and advice with you
  • Connect with fellow female founders to share experiences and build your network
  • Join interactive workshops about building your personal brand
  • Nail down your elevator pitch


Start using social media for my small business

Everyone seems to talk about social media these days, but how can Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, TikTok and blogging actually help your business?

With £5.67 billion attributed to online purchases annually and website visitors being ten times more likely to make a purchase if they are directed from social media, you could be missing out on valuable promotion and sales.

In this online webinar where will cover some of the key social media platforms, with tips on how to use them effectively to engage your customers to increase sales and brand awareness.


AI strategies for business: panel and networking event

The People Director panel will speak about the gaps they experience in their businesses and how they overcome these by locating talent, developing relevant skills and retaining their people,so that their businesses grow with effective and resilent workforces

- HR Directors will share the talent, skills and retention wins and challenges

- Directors will describe their experiences recruiting people from various routes such as apprentices, T Levels, A Level students, graduates, neurodiverse colleagues and so on

- Richmond Council will signpost how businesses can benefit from policy changes

- RUTC and HRUC College Group deliver businesses a range of options and will briefly outline these : apprentices, T level qualified students and graduate alumni


Women in Business Bi-monthly National Networking

Come along to this session for our bi-monthly national online networking for women in business and make connections from across the UK. We will be using breakout rooms to allow us to network in small groups and to grow our contacts and connections in an informal and relaxed way.


South London Health & Social Care Careers Fair

A FREE event for anyone looking for a job, apprenticeship or free training opportunity in the health or social care sector. 

Don’t have many qualifications? No problem, there are hundreds of different roles available including one for you.

Meet the employers looking for someone like you and apply on the day or find out how to secure a place on a free employability scheme with a guaranteed interview at the end.

Get top tips and advice at our expert-led masterclasses and meet our friendly one to one advisers to boost your chances of success with applications and interviews.


Rebel School Online Networking

This event is sponsored by The Rebel School. It is an online event to help small businesses connect.

Businesses do not start or grow in isolation - networking is essential for any business owner, entrepreneur, or beginner

Please create a digital business card on the the following website and bring it with you.


Women in Tech Global Conference 2024

The theme for this year’s conference is further expanding on Technology Leadership, Tech Innovation, Career Growth, and how we can make an impact and shape the future together. These topics will be addressed in the form of three virtual and one in-person summit as well as various side events across various locations in North America and Europe.


  • April 23 - Chief in Tech Summit
  • April 24 - Key Tech Summit
  • April 24 - Career Growth Summit


  • Women in Tech Global Impact Summit - TBC (North America: Austin, New York, San Francisco, Toronto, Europe: Barcelona, Berlin, London, and APAC: Bengaluru)
  • April 22 - 26 Official and Community Side Events across the Globe

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Sustainability for Business

The growing Green economy provides a considerable opportunity for London. As we move towards Net Zero, there will be rapid growth in green jobs as we decarbonise our homes and businesses. The research predicts that there will be a 3-fold increase in green jobs over the next 3 decades.

RHACC seeks to support residents to develop the skills needed for green jobs and meet the rising skills demands of this rapidly expanding market. RHACC has created new pathways into green sectors whilst also supporting workers to upskill and transition into green jobs from other sectors.


Global Britain Trade Expo

Global Britain Trade Expo occurs as an annual conference and exhibition that aims to promote the UK as a global trade hub and facilitate trade and investment between the UK and international markets. This event is an ideal platform for companies to showcase their products and services, network with potential clients and partners, and gain valuable insights into the latest market trends and opportunities. Join us as a delegate.

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