There is no clear pathway for success. And there will be a million things to do.
Not only are you not born knowing how to do any of them, but you may not have ‘business’ experience either. The idea you start with may need to change. The way you imagined it working may turn out to be impossible. It’s like having a giant jigsaw puzzle and none of the pieces fit together.
But here’s the good news: it doesn’t have to be that way!
In these 5 days of workshops, you’ll learn the most important steps in starting your business, including:
- The process of creating and testing your product / service
- How to validate a need for your product / service through market research
- Understanding your finances and how to price your product or service
- How to talk about what you do
- Increasing your entrepreneurial confidence
- How to stay focused and prioritise your next steps
Each day will include a 2 hour workshop from 11 am - 1.00 pm and 3 hours of ‘office’ hours from 2.00 pm - 5.00 pm with the presenters to talk through your specific challenges. Come along for all of it, or drop in and out as you see fit!
|Monday November 20||11.00 am - 1.00 pm||Design thinking/ideation|
|Tuesday November 21||11.00 am - 1.00 pm||Soulful Branding|
|Wednesday November 22||11.00 am - 1.00 pm||Understanding your finances|
|Thurdsday November 23||11.00 am - 1.00 pm||Storytelling & pitching|
|Friday November 24||11.00 am - 1.00 pm||Turning your vision into a plan|
Expert & Biographies
These workshops will be delivered by Danielle Anderson, Kenneth Chomba and Lulu Kitololo.
Danielle, founder of Step & Stone. Danielle is a startup coach and investor for creative, social, and environmental businesses located in Europe, Africa and the Caribbean.
In her past life, Danielle spent a decade working within investment banking, developing business strategies, managing projects, and turning big ideas into reality.
She left that career behind in 2012 and has since been running her coaching and consultancy practice, working with entrepreneurs on strategy, planning, resilience and fundraising.
@stepandstone (Facebook and Twitter)
Lulu is an artist, designer and Soulful Branding mentor.
She owns and serves as creative director of Lulu Kitololo Studio, providing illustration and graphic design services.
Lulu has 10+ years of experience in the design industry. For the past 7 years, she has been running an art and design studio – Lulu Kitololo Studio Ltd – that specialises in working on projects around the following themes: Africa, creativity and the arts, global culture, sustainability, wellness and women. Known for creating vibrant and eclectic solutions for passionate, visionary individuals and organisations, the studio’s clients include: international NGOs, tech start-ups, museums, film festivals, fashion brands, theatre companies, musicians and more.
Lulu also runs a blog, Afri-love, which empowers African and diaspora creatives to be true to themselves in creating the businesses and lives they want.
Kenneth is an experienced strategy, leadership and innovation consultant with a strong background of leading transformational projects and facilitating groups and teams.
Kenneth has a strong background in connecting community leadership (social change) and business growth both at micro and macro levels from his experience in working with the ever growing range of social enterprises.