Women’s Enterprise Day

Time9:00am - 4:00pm Date8 March 2017 LocationBalham Bowls Club

International Women's Day is a day to celebrate the achievements of women globally and to look at ways we can continue to build a more equal world through female empowerment.  A huge part of this is getting more women to start their own businesses, and giving them the tools to succeed. So whether you're thinking of starting your own businesses or taking your existing start-up to the next level, join us to be inspired.

9.00am -  registration

9.20am - welcome

9.25am - Kate Bassett, features editor at Management Today magazine

9.35am-10.35am - panel discussion

Chaired by Kate Bassett, this discussion will feature dynamic female entrepreuers who took their business idea from the kitchen to the boardroom. Learn the secrets of their success and hear about the challenges and triumphs they experienced along the way.


- Amandip Uppal – former Times writer turned food author and director of chillihotchocolate.com
- Poppy Mardall, founder of Poppy’s funerals 
Merilee Karr, founder and CEO of Under the Doormat

10.45 –  break

11.00-12.15pm – Guest Speaker - Maria Kempinska, MBEJongleurs founder and CEO


12.15-1.00pm- Networking Lunch


1.00pm-2.00pm - How to build a personal brand for your home business  


1.00pm-3.00pm-Turbo charge your business idea 


3.00pm-4.00pm - Dream big for big results 


How to Build a Personal Brand for your home business (1pm-2pm)
Creating a powerful brand is one of the most important factors in the success of any business, but never more so than when you are running your own business from home. A powerful brand will help you to get found, when you don’t have the benefits of a shop front, connecting with your target customers, building awareness and leading to sales. In this interactive workshop by Debbie Blott of the DecorCafe Network Debbie will:

- define the key characteristics of a powerful brand

- reveal the step-by-step process to build your own

- provide tips for using social media to create a 'shop front' for your home business

The session will help you reflect on the opportunities for your personal brand and make a plan to how to progress to make more of your individual business.


Turbo charge your business idea  with Virgin StartUp  (1pm-3pm) - hear from more inspiring female entrepreneurs and take part in a workshop led by Elena Birchall detailing the process of starting a business. Learn how to write a business plan, the resources and support that’s available and be bold enough to take the first steps towards your dream. Virgin StartUp is the not-for-profit Virgin company for entrepreneurs which has helped thousands of businesses with government-backed start-up loans and free mentoring.

Dream Big, for Big Results: an inspiring, motivational seminar (3-4pm)

There are many routes to success but it all starts with a Big Vision. How you create your vision and how you harness its power is essential to your progress. In this interactive session, Mel Larsen, the Dream Project Coach show how a powerful vision can guide you to your ultimate business destination.
You will gain:

• personal insights into why a powerful vision is key to your success
• the opportunity to create a vision you confidently believe in
• a clear set of goals to take you closer to your vision
• easy to use tools and techniques to help you keep your vision alive

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Who should attend:

Suitable for female entrepreneurs who want to start a business or take their exisitng one to the next level


Balham Bowls Club , Ramsden Road, Balham, SW12 8QX