Local Entrepreneur Workshop – Intensive

Local Entrepreneur Workshop Intensive is designed to stimulate, inspire, and support you as you develop your business plan, and maybe even to help you prepare to pitch your project at the next Local Entrepreneur Forum. 

Is your enterprise project ethical, sustainable, or otherwise going to benefit the community in some way?  Then this might be for you.  We’ll cover four themes:

  • Leadership and Organisation
  • Innovation
  • Business Models
  • Pitching Your Plan.

 Includes interactive discussion, handouts and ‘action learning’ assignments.

Coffee, tea, snacks provided. Bring your own lunch or get lunch at the Food in Community ‘pay what you feel’ cafe.

Cost: £20, bursaries available.

To book, email reconomycentre@gmail.com

Facilitator:  Jay Tompt, has an MBA, start up and consulting experience spanning over 25 years.  He’s a coordinator of the Totnes REconomy Project and associate lecturer in economics at Plymouth University. 

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Access Your Inner Resilience

A series of eight weekly workshops on Thursdays

starting on 4 October 2018

from 6.30 p.m. until 8.30 p.m.

Meeting Room, REconomy Centre, 13 Leechwell Street TOTNES TQ9 5SX

The first workshop on 4 October at 6.30 is a free taster. The total cost for the following seven weeks is £65 (or whatever you can afford). PLEASE BOOK – spaces are limited.

To book please e-mail Erica on erica@inspiringaction.co.uk or phone/ text 07790 177146

If you are involved in contributing to making the world a better place this set of workshops could be for you. For example, setting up or growing an ethical enterprise, doing charity or voluntary work, campaigning or social activism.

What we do is often exciting and inspiring. However it can also be stressful. At times you might struggle or feel over-whelmed. You are not as productive as you’d hoped.

In this series of eight two-hour workshops we’ll be exploring an innovative understanding of how we create our human experience that enables you to navigate life’s ups and downs with more resilience and grace. You will then be much more in touch with the ease, clarity and well-being that we all naturally have, and take action in the flow.

Erica Lewis is an experienced coach, trainer and facilitator with a background in the social enterprise, housing and not for profit sector. She is a director of Transition Homes CLT in Totnes and a trustee of Building Bridges for Peace. Erica is committed to supporting people to make the most of their passions and gifts to contribute to a better world.

See more at www.inspiringaction.co.uk.

‘Local Entrepreneur’ Intensive Workshop

9:30am – 4:30pm, Saturday, March 17

REconomy Centre
13 Leechwell St, Totnes TQ9 5SX, UK

Is your enterprise project ethical, sustainable, or otherwise going to benefit the community in some way?  Then this might be for you.

Local Entrepreneur Workshop Intensive is designed to stimulate, inspire, and support you as you develop your business model and plan, and maybe even to help you prepare to pitch your project at the next Local Entrepreneur Forum.  Like a green/ethical/social MBA in day?  Not sure that’s possible, but maybe.

We’ll cover four themes:

  • Leadership and Organisation
  • Innovation
  • Business Models
  • Pitching Your Plan

Includes interactive discussion, handouts and ‘action learning’ assignments before the workshop, so please book early.

Coffee, tea, snacks provided. Bring your own lunch.

Cost: £20
Booking:  send email to reconomycentre@gmail.com

Facilitator:  Jay Tompt, has an MBA, and start up and consulting experience spanning over 25 years.  He’s a coordinator of the Totnes REconomy Project and part time associate lecturer in economics at Plymouth University.

Workshop – Finding the Right Work

Sat, March 3, 10am – 4pm
REconomy Centre, 13 Leechwell St, Totnes TQ9 5SX, UK (map)

Gill Coombs

This one day workshop is for anyone seeking work that is both personally fulfilling, and of value in today’s world – or to make positive changes to their current role. Everyone has unique qualities and skills to offer – even if you don’t know what they are! But in today’s highly commercialised and individualistic society, many find themselves in work that is stressful, boring, or doesn’t fit their values. Through discussion, creative activity and individual reflection, you’ll gain more clarity about how your working life could develop. You’ll create a plan (or at least first steps) to take the insights you gain back into your daily life, launching you gently towards realising your vision, whether in your present role, or something brand new.

Gill Coombs describes herself as a Thought Provoker. Author of Hearing our Calling, she brings a diverse work history; many years of coaching and group facilitation; experience as a recruiter; a relaxed, friendly, compassionate approach; and a deep commitment to the importance of finding the right work. To read more: www.gillcoombs.co.uk To book, call Gill on 07729 331676 or email gillcoombs@gillcoombs.co.uk

Business Planning Workshop

How do you get an enterprise up and running, and headed toward a model of financial health and development? Vision, resources, and a useful plan.  In this workshop, we’ll help you get started and, if you’ve already started, troubleshoot areas that are vexing. We’ll cover the key sections of the basic business plan, analyze business models, share tips and tricks, and offer feedback on your project.

REconomy Centre
May 25 2:30pm-5:00pm
Cost: £10
Booking:  send email to jay@transitiontowntotnes.org

Led by Jay Tompt, is a coordinator of the Totnes REconomy Project, a social enterprise consultant, and activist. Since 2011, the Totnes REconomy Project has launched innovative economic regeneration and resilience building projects, such as the Local Entrepreneur Forum and the REconomy Centre. He has been leading workshops and giving talks about this work and on community-led economics, across Europe and Japan.

Prior to moving to the UK from San Francisco, Jay spent 10 years as entrepreneur and consultant in the ‘green business movement’, after a 12-year career in Silicon Valley. Jay holds an MBA from the Monterey Institute of International Studies and a BA in Philosophy from San Jose State University.

Transform Your Local Economy in One Day or how to run the Local Entrepreneur Forum

Local Entrepreneur Forum or ‘How to transform your local economy in one day’

REconomy Centre
Nov 19 10am-4pm
Cost: gift
Booking:  send email to jay@transitiontowntotnes.org

Four happy local entrepreneurs.
Four happy local entrepreneurs – Iola, Marie, Jack, and Sima.

This workshop is for people interested in making economic change in their own communities and regions. Want to create a more regenerative, resilient and inclusive local economy? The Local Entrepreneur Forum can be your catalyst project.

After 5 years, the Local Entrepreneur Forum has been incredibly effective. It is the focal point of the REconomy work in Totnes, facilitating practical support for enterprising change makers, engaging and including the wider community in a powerful new economic narrative, and catalysing the emergence of an entrepreneurial culture. The event brings entrepreneurs and investors together for learning, connecting and support, where everyone is part of the ‘Community of Dragons’ and can invest in the kind of enterprises – and local economy – they want to see in their community. In this session you’ll learn:

• how it works as an event and an ongoing strategic platform for ‘REconomy work’
• about our results: financial and non-financial investments, new firms, livelihoods, etc.
• why this can model can work anywhere – it already has in London and Gothenburg
• what tools and resources are available to support you implementing the LEF in your community

Led by Jay Tompt, is a coordinator of the Totnes REconomy Project, a social enterprise consultant, and activist. Since 2011, the Totnes REconomy Project has launched innovative economic regeneration and resilience building projects, such as the Local Entrepreneur Forum and the REconomy Centre. He has been leading workshops and giving talks about this work and on community-led economics, across Europe and Japan.

Prior to moving to the UK from San Francisco, Jay spent 10 years as entrepreneur and consultant in the ‘green business movement’, after a 12-year career in Silicon Valley. Jay holds an MBA from the Monterey Institute of International Studies and a BA in Philosophy from San Jose State University.

Business Planning Workshop

Need help with your business plan? This workshop is for you. We’ll cover the key sections of the basic business plan, analyze business models, share tips and tricks, and offer feedback on your project and specific challenges.

REconomy Centre
Nov 16 9:30am-12:30pm
Cost: £10
Booking:  send email to jay@transitiontowntotnes.org

Library - 2252Led by Jay Tompt, is a coordinator of the Totnes REconomy Project, a social enterprise consultant, and activist. Since 2011, the Totnes REconomy Project has launched innovative economic regeneration and resilience building projects, such as the Local Entrepreneur Forum and the REconomy Centre. He has been leading workshops and giving talks about this work and on community-led economics, across Europe and Japan.

Prior to moving to the UK from San Francisco, Jay spent 10 years as entrepreneur and consultant in the ‘green business movement’, after a 12-year career in Silicon Valley. Jay holds an MBA from the Monterey Institute of International Studies and a BA in Philosophy from San Jose State University.

Workshop: Finding the Right Work

Saturday 24 September 2016, 10.00am – 4.30pm

Cost: pay what you feel

This one day workshop is for you if you want to find work that is aligned with your skills and passions, or to make your current working life more fulfilling. Everyone has unique qualities and skills to offer – but in today’s highly commercialised and individualistic society, many find themselves in work they don’t enjoy, or doesn’t fit their values. Through discussion, creative activity and individual reflection, you’ll gain greater clarity about how your life at work could develop. You’ll create a plan to take these insights back into your daily life, launching you gently towards realising your vision.

Gill Coombs
Gill Coombs

Gill Coombs’ role is to match people’s skills and passions with the needs of the world, through workshops and 1:1 sessions. Author of Hearing our Calling, she brings a diverse work history, many years of coaching and group facilitation, a relaxed, friendly, compassionate approach and a deep commitment to the importance of finding our calling in the world.

To book: gillcoombs@gillcoombs.co.uk

Local Entrepreneur Workshop Series

Library - 2252The Local Entrepreneur Workshop is designed to stimulate, inspire, and support enterprising change makers develop their business idea and maybe even to help prepare to pitch at the next Local Entrepreneur Forum.  This workshop is one night a week for four weeks, from March 23 to April 13, 6pm-8pm at the REconomy Centre. It will focus on four themes: Leadership, Innovation, Business Models, and Pitching Your Plan. The sessions will be productive and fun with interactive discussion, activities and lots of resources.  Cost is £35 for the course with bursaries available. To book, email info@reconomycentre.org

March 23 – Leadership
Want to start something that will create livelihoods and be supported by the community?  Something that will be part of the solution, not just business as usual?  What’s your vision?  How can you attract people to your project – potential supporters, investors, customers, partners, employees?  Starting a new business is tough – how will you sustain yourself?

March 30 – Innovation
Creative destruction? Disruptive technology? World changing and ‘insanely great’? Is this what it takes to successfully launch a new enterprise in this economic environment? Is innovation even necessary for social, ethical and sustainable enterprises? And isn’t innovation simply an accident of luck or genius? Or is it a process, something that can be learned and applied to any endeavour?  We’ll dive into these questions and see what answers we find, answers that can be applied to your own business context.

April 6 – Business Models
Starting up or growing a social or sustainable enterprise? What’s your model?  Is it well matched to your values and goals? Is it innovative enough to succeed or not?  During this workshop, we’ll look at how to analyze business models and understand them as extensive, dynamic systems. You’ll learn valuable skills you can use to more effectively think through your own business idea and business plan.  We may even discover together some innovations that can help you ‘get to the next level.’

April 13 – Making Your Pitch
You may have a clear idea of your sustainable business model and even a fleshed out plan, but if you can’t communicate effectively, it will never get off the ground. Who are you and what’s your vision? Do you fully understand the problem you’re proposing to solve? What do you need to succeed and how will you get it? In this final workshop in the Local Entrepreneur Workshop Series, we’ll look at how to bring it altogether into a powerful pitch that will, hopefully, close the deal.