Looking forward to being part of this great event later in the month. If you’re interested in social enterprise or just developing positive solutions with a group of like minded people this is a great way to do it. It’s a week long event run over several evenings and gives you a great opportunity to meet and work with other people to create change through enterprise. It’s all online, free and comes with support from Newtown Enterprise Hub, the Wales Co-operative Centre and Business in Focus. Hope to see you there! Free. Book via Eventbrite.
After talking with Shann Jones of Chuckling Goat, and Beth Maiden of Little Red Tarot I’m very pleased to say creative business coach Kayte Ferris will be joining me on Wednesday in the third part of my three part series of webinars for Newtown Enterprise Hub focussing on online business models. Kayte Ferris has created the Simple and Season brand to promote her values based approach to running small business. Her podcast Grow with Soul is a reflective space for her to share soulful conversations with people who are reaching out on their own, trying to create a new business and a better relationship with their work. I think there’s something for all of us to learn from her approach, both in terms of how to make the most of our online content but also how to identify what you really want and work towards that rather than working towards what other people say are the shoulds. Join us on Wednesday between 2 and 3.30PM. Book here.
As part of my work with the Wales Co-operative Centre and Hwb Menter I got the chance to interview Shann Jones of Chuckling Goat a couple of weeks ago and I will be playing the interview as part of a series of digital business webinars on July 1st between 2 and 3PM. Shann, along with her husband Rich and a team of staff have grown their business from a smallholding in Wales to the point where they are delivering product to thousands of customers across the globe. During the Covid crisis the company have given away over £100,000 worth of product to people working in the NHS. Chuckling Goat are 100% online and have been fully equipped to deal with the crisis created around social distancing and lock-down. I wanted to create these webinars to give a helping hand to other people struggling to find their way through the ‘new reality’. We have a unique opportunity in Wales to deliver value driven enterprise to a much bigger market than we would have been able to do before the internet, and Chuckling Goat is a brilliant example of a business that has made a success and also transformed lives. Hope you can join!
Very pleased to be able to say I am launching three new digital business webinars this week featuring five Mid- and North-Wales entrepreneurs. The webinars, part of my work for the Wales’ Enterprise Hubs (Hwb Menter) and Wales Co-operative Centre, will help people struggling during Covid to make the most of online digital opportunities by listening to people who have already done it themselves. The five people I’ve interviewed are Shann Jones of Chuckling Goat, Lizzie Spikes and Becky Barratt of Driftwood Designs, Beth Maiden of Little Red Tarot and Kayte Ferris of Simple and Season. Each enterprise combines what our first interviewee Shann Jones describes as a ‘heart based’ approach to business with a clever use of digital technology and strong social media presence. Every webinar includes about 40 minutes of interview, introduction and Q and A. The webinars will be between 2 and 3pm on July 1, 8 and 15. Book through Eventbrite on the links above. Look forward to seeing you there!