SRG Camp radio feature on East Leeds FM!

We rounded off SRG Camp by being interviewed for a feature on Chapel FM radio! We’ll let our awesome members speak for themselves about their experiences of the 3-day Self-Reliant Group blitz and what being in an SRG means to them. Listen here: https://www.chapelfm.co.uk/elfm-player/archive/2022/01/stay-close-17-self-reliant-group-camp-at-kentmere-community-centre/

Be Your Own Boss – Week 11 – 24.01.2022

THE FINALE!  For the final session of the Be Your Own Boss Self-Reliant Group programme, members presented their business pitches to fellow SRG members, Trust Leeds staff members and special guest allies, mentors and supporters. Everybody did such a brilliant job, confidently articulating their business plans, goals and achievements, and members received lots of positive feedback and praise from attendees.  …

Be Your Own Boss – Week 10 – 17.01.2022

The penultimate Be Your Own Boss SRG session was a little be different to usual. Members were invited to take part in individualised ‘masterclasses’ on with business allies and supporters, tailored to their needs. Zac (of 21degrees) was on hand to provide SRG members with knowledge of all-things Instagram, which is a particularly powerful marketing tool with over 500 million …

Be Your Own Boss – Week 9 – 06.12.2021

Our Be Your Own Boss SRG members took part in their ninth session this week as we were joined again by Malcolm Hall to discuss all things structure, guidance and regulation. Malcolm led our members through a presentation about the legalities of setting up a business – including differentiating between business structures and all things VAT. In the second half …

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 …