Hackney Council launches its new quarterly forum for Hackney Wick businesses and entrepreneurs this August. Learn about the FREE business support available to you, hear about the new Creative Enterprise Zone proposals, the Hackney Wick Masterplan and get to know your neighbours
Mentoring/Coaching Hackney is a project that offers local individuals, from disadvantaged backgrounds, and entrepreneurs, the opportunity to work with locally skilled and experienced mentors and coach for free.
How to create an active community around your business – and why you should.
Meet the people who’ve faced the isolation of running their own business – and overcome it – creating new ways to work and network.
In two keynotes, a panel session and Q&A, you’ll discover:
• How to find a community that’s right for your business
• How to build a network to support and grow your business
• How business communities are changing
• What networks already exist (and which ones should)
• And why people running businesses should look for local communities as well as digital tribes
We want to hear about your business support needs! The Working in Hackney Scrutiny Commission is hosting a business engagement event on 12 July for Black and Minority Ethnic business owners. At this event we wish to explore the barriers to engagement for BME business owners.
Join us this London Tech Week and support our aspiration to make Hackney a Dementia Friendly Borough! Hackney Council has partnered with the Alzheimer’s Society to hold an afternoon Hackathon where the borough's greatest minds and creative thinkers will work together to come up with app ideas that will support the day to day lives of those with dementia.
Hackney is committed to being a place for everyone and investment in employment and skills is a key priority for the Mayor and Council. To support this, the Council is planning to launch a new programme of digital skills opportunities which will enable Hackney residents to develop their digital skills and careers.
Hackney is fortunate to have a vibrant and growing digital economy, with sector leading companies choosing the borough as their base. The Council is keen to work with local digital employers to shape our Digital Apprenticeship programme,
The Fashion Production 1 workshop (Fashion P1) empowers London based fashion businesses with the best tools and practices to successfully navigate their way through the production process – from finding the right manufacturer to meeting that delivery date.
The London Borough of Hackney is delighted to be re-launching its Curtain Road industry space, as Hackney House during London Technology Week. This will cement its place as the base for Hackney's growing business sectors of tech, design, fashion and food.
To celebrate, please join us for an afternoon of digital debate and networking at Hackney House, part of the London Technology Week official programme.
The event is supported by London & Partners, Tech Nordic Advocates, WP Engine, 33Seconds and Tech London Advocates.
The event is free with limited space so please book.
2pm - 3pm - Making the most of Hackney and London – a Nordic and Baltic perspective.
Join top Nordic and Baltic entrepreneurs from VidFlow, Edurio, Readly and Jeanette Carlsson from Tech Nordic Advocates to hear their unique insights into how they've made the most out of Hackney and London to find investment, partners and talent.
3.30pm - 4.30pm - Learn how they engage with their customers in ever-changing, ever-more sophisticated ways.
5pm - 6pm - How to pitch a story and cut through the noise; setting the news agenda, and tailoring your message to suit current trends.
Launch of the first publication in the Tech Nation Best Practice
Everything you need to know
People Skills and View Training Ltd are hosting this FREE event, where you will:
• find out more about Apprenticeships
• understand how Apprentices can be a real asset to your business
• hear from employers about their experiences with Apprentices
• take part in interactive workshops
• network with other SMEs, Apprentices and potential Apprentices
Wednesday, 20 April 2016 from 09:00 to 12:00
Open Kitchen Bar and Restaurant - 40 Hoxton Street, London, N1 6LR
This will be a practical session, aimed at providing you with tools and guidance to help you get the best from your staff. During the session we'll use real life examples to explore issues such as the importance of boundaries, handling difficult conversations and knowing when to escalate matters.
The overall aim of the session is to support managers and help you to:
- Understand the importance of Trust, Empathy and Boundaries in staff management
- Learn how to handle conflict and difficult conversations
- Understand the different levels of listening and how to apply effective techniques
- Understand the process for giving feedback to staff
The Mayor’s Civic Crowdfunding initiative is aimed at creating unique, quirky, human places shaped by local communities through crowdfunding. It works by inviting Londoners to publish their great ideas for transforming London’s shared spaces on Spacehive with the Mayor then pledging up to £20,000 towards the crowdfunding targets of the best projects.
Are you a community group, social enterprise, resident or trader association, Business Improvement District, Town Team, school, Neighbourhood Forum, local charity or other local organisation representing a diverse community? Thinking of crowdfunding a project? Want to learn how to run a campaign that could win you a pledge from the Mayor?
Then join the Spacehive team at City Hall for a special two-hour workshop that will offer all the advice you need on running a successful crowdfunding campaign, developing your ideas and attracting support from the crowd and the Mayor.
The workshop will cover:
- The crowdfunding journey
- Defining your audience
- Creating and presenting your project
- Case Study
- Next steps
Registration is at 5.30pm with the event starting promptly at 6pm.
It would be beneficial (but not essential) to have an early idea for a project in mind, and bring this to the session.
Series will cover US establishment and what’s involved with forming a business presence in the States
People Skills Workshop - Recruitment for Pubs and Restaurants
This session demystifies the finance and funding process, giving you the clarity and confidence to to approach potential funders to help you achieve your growth objectives.