Trust Leeds’ Christmas Market Stall

In the early hours of Saturday 20th November, Chief Executive Liza Kellett, armed with fairy lights, shoe boxes, clingfilm (a must-have for all outdoor stall holders!) and beautifully made SRG products, headed over to Leeds Artsmix Creative Arts Market to host Trust Leeds’ very own market stall! An engaging and valuable day ensued, with the products made by our very own SRG and Be Your …

Be Your Own Boss – Week 8 – 01.12.2021

It’s Week 8 (already!) of our Be Your Own Boss course, and this week we were joined by two special guests. Nigel Greenwood, who set up a business mapping customer journeys and has developed software (Bubul) that acts as a business advisor and introduces clients to business advice, came to speak with our lovely group to offer his guidance and support …

Be Your Own Boss – Week 7 – 22.11.2021

This week’s Be Your Own Boss meet-up was all about marketing! Nick Wayne came to chat to our members about everything branding, advertising and marketing! The groups delved into the 7P’s – from defining our products, to the places they could be sold, all the way to the promotion of goods. The most important feature our members explored (with the …

Be Your Own Boss – Week 6 – 16.11.2021

The customer is key – and our Be Your Own Boss SRG members certainly found that out this week! We were joined by business coach Nigel Cork in this weeks’ session to discuss customer service. Discussions were held around the importance of identifying a customer base, how to differentiate between a customer and a user, and the significance of positive …

Be Your Own Boss – Week 5 – 08.11.2021

Malcolm Hall, Trustee for Trust Leeds and accredited coach, counsellor and business consultant led this weeks’ session on Costing, Pricing and Profit. Members listened in on an interesting session led by Malcom on how to price confidently and correctly. Discussions were held identifying any members with pricing issues (which can often be a challenging but vital part of setting up …

Be Your Own Boss – Week 4 – 01.11.2021

This week’s session was jam-packed! Beginning with a review of the Business Model Canvas, Natasha Babar-Evans (Chief Operating Officer at Wizu Workspace and Trustee at Trust Leeds) lead the team through a challenging yet thought-provoking session. We explored a variety of features, including understanding how to reach out to and get to know our customers; key partnerships and where to …

Be Your Own Boss – Week 3 – 18.10.2021

Planning: the focus of today’s Panda’s session of Be Your Own Boss! Using an ‘Ambition Tree’ framework, our members began to visualise where they would like to be in 6-months’ time, 12 months’ time and 24-months’ time. Plans are always juggle-able, and life inevitably gets in the way – but our members proved their abilities to envision a future for …

Be Your Own Boss – Week 2 – 11.10.2021

Our Be Your Own Boss SRG members gave it their all in this weeks’ ambitious session, exploring their goals and ambitions for their business’s future. After being introduced to the concept of Ambition Trees, our members envisioned where they would like to be in 6-months’ time, 12-months’ time and 24 months’ time – and whether it was networking deep within …

Be Your Own Boss – Week 1 – 04.10.2021

This October, we welcomed a second cohort of budding entrepreneurs to the first session of our autumn/winter 2021 Be Your Own Boss SRG Group! They soon proved themselves to be a conscientious, determined, and cheerful bunch, and with introductions (and 0 Zoom mishaps!), we were on our way to the start of a 12-week course delving into the fundamentals of …

Summer Meet-up with SNAP SRG

It was brilliant to meet up with keen photography enthusiasts SNAP SRG! After a pleasant walk through sunny Roundhay Park, the team met up with SNAP for a spot of light lunch at Tropical World café – and to discuss where SNAP were at in their SRG journey. Members discussed their passion for photography and their experiences navigating technology and …