Start-Up Academy

Is it lonely running your business?
Are there some areas you need help with?

After the success of last year’s Start-Up Academy, Surrey Chambers, in partnership with Login Business Lounge, and Surrey Heath Borough Council, are delighted to announce the return of our Start-Up Academy for 2021.

This last year has been an up-hill battle for many businesses, and we understand the importance of having support as a business owner, especially at this current time. By becoming a member of the Academy, you can work alongside your peer group and grow your business. By utilising the expertise of our members, we can ensure that you will get the best advice and resources needed to develop your business and increase your network.

The Academy will take place once a month from September when a graduation ceremony will take place. Key areas of business will be covered in depth, with an informative talk for the first half of the day, followed by an interactive session in the afternoon. Running from 10am – 1.30pm, you will be offered the chance to work remotely in Login Business Lounge – a great opportunity to continue getting to know your fellow cohort members and expand your network.

REQUIREMENTS
Less than 3 years in business
Commitment to attend all sessions
£40 plus VAT commitment fee

If you would like to learn more about the Start-Up Academy or would like to sign up, please contact hannah.joslyn@surrey-chambers.co.uk

Sponsored by Surrey Heath Borough Council

 

 

 

 

 

WHERE WILL THE ACADEMY BE HELD

Login Business Lounge, 34 Park Street, Camberley, GU15 3PL

PARKING

Atrium Carpark, 76 Park St, Camberley GU15 3EY

WHAT NEXT?

Complete our application form to see if you will be accepted onto our second Start-Up Academy cohort.

HOW TO SIGN-UP

If you are interested in finding out more about the academy and how to sign up, please contact
hannah.joslyn@surrey-chambers.co.uk  or call 01483 735540

 

AGENDA

AGENDA

06/09/2021: Session 1: Business Planning and Strategy – led by Lee Lam, The UK’s Start-up Partner Ltd

04/10/2021: Session 2: Marketing Strategy and social media – led by Jarmila Yu, YUnique Marketing and Kirstin Papworth Smyth, Thunderbolt Digital

01/10/2021: Session 3: budgeting and Sourcing Funds – Delivered by Ian Martin, Enterprise M3

16/12/2021: Session 4:  Building Your Brand – Delivered by Richard Excell, Excell Design

10/01/2022: Session 5: IT and Cyber Security – Delivered by Steve Coburn, Projectfive

07/02/2022: Session 6: Sales Communication and Negotiation – Delivered by Nigel Blake, Perfect Pitch Consultancy

07/03/2022: Session 7: HR and Compliance – Delivered by Chris Taylor, Accelerator-HR Ltd

04/05/2022: Session 8: Business Leadership – Delivered by Jessica Martin, Pro-actions Business Coaching & Support

05/05/2022: Session 9: How to Make Your Business Greener – Delivered by Sarah Jane Chimbwandira, CEO Surrey Wildlife Trust

06/06/2022: Session 10: Graduation

 

TIMINGS

10:00 – Arrival with networking/tea and coffee

10:30 – Headline speaker opens

11:30 – 12:30 – Networking and Lunch

12:30 – 13:30 – Interactive session

13:30 – Event close/networking

Delegates are welcome to stay on and work from Login Business Lounge

 

TESTIMONIALS

“The Start-Up Academy has given me time out of the day-to-day actions working in the business to focus on learning new skills across all departments of the business – learning from a range of both talented and really friendly experts.  It has been great to network with other start-ups going through the same thing.  Spending time working on the business and collecting a diverse range of expert knowledge is essential preparation for the next step in my business success.”

 Sebastian Elwell FPFS TEP – Founder Switchfoot Wealth Limited

 

“The Surrey Chambers Start-up Academy has been tremendously helpful in my journey to launch my first start-up business. It has really provided exactly what I needed – an injection of knowledge and inspiration to get me planning out my business and (fingers crossed!) ready to launch before the end of 2021. All of the sessions have been useful, and a lot of work has clearly gone into planning out the sequence of themes/topics to try and cover all the key elements of the business process. For me, the ‘strategy and planning’ session and the ‘branding/creative’ session are particular highlights The management of the programme by Jodie and Hannah has been fantastic – great communication and organization – you’ve really helped to pull us together as a class! Alongside the practical sessions, I have enjoyed the opportunity to meet other budding entrepreneurs in the Surrey region, expanding my support network. Hearing about the business passions and ambitions from the group, and being able to ask for help and receive advice, has been incredibly valuable. All-in-all, I’m loving it – it has been a highlight of my 2020 year, and I’m looking forward to getting my first business launched!”

Benjamin Hook – Founder of Rebellion Chocolate

 

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