Do you have an issue you want to resolve NOW to help grow your business?
This is a way to get the work done! You are invited to take part in our new support programme, WFBN Business Builder. You'll enjoy:
Supported by Waltham Forest Council
The first of our summer lunchtime networking/business support series at the Cafe in Wood Street library got off to a great start! There was lots of generous knowledge sharing by the group to business problems, such as:
This meant that the business owners could get back to their workspaces and put real solutions into action!
Feedback from the business owners attending:
"Glad to come along, meet with others and get away from my studio!"
"This is a great chance to connect with local business as much of my work is from out of the area"
"I'm planning the next phase of my business life, talking with the group has added some new ideas"
Sign up to join our mailing list to be invited to the next one: http://eepurl.com/dlvtM9
Enterprise Enfield has been helping people to start, grow and develop their businesses for 36 years. We are passionate about supporting and championing women in business and run a number of bespoke business support programmes for women in London. This International Women's Day, we have invited some of our inspiring Female Founders Ambassadors to speak at this online session.
Join us to hear our Female Founders' stories - the journeys they've taken, how they have overcome challenges - particularly how they have adapted their businesses over the past year, following the Covid-19 pandemic. Pick up tips for your own business and listen to their thoughts and ambitions for the future. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions.
Our inspiring Female Founder speakers include:
Marie-Anne Rase, My Gammies - a multi-award-winning, free from vegan bakery. The first Bakery in the UK where the factory and products are free-from all 14 allergens.
Lisa Seagroatt, HR Fit For Purpose - an HR Consultant passionate about helping businesses create healthy workplace cultures. Winner of the 2020 Enterprise Nation Top 50 Adviser Award (HR category).
Audra Daws-Knowles, Audra's Brooches - a thoughtfully curated collection of antique, vintage and retro brooches. Brooches have been featured in Vogue UK and Homes & Antiques magazine.
Susan Nguyen, The Nail Group - a vibrant nail salon in the heart of Tottenham offering quality nail care services and a range of branded merchandise and products
The session will be hosted by WFBN Founder and Enterprise Enfield Business Adviser/ Presenter, Jo Sealy.
Open Call - E17 Art Trail Group Show
E17 based arts development organisation Artillery is working with Dark Yellow Dot to curate a large group exhibition for this summer's E17 Art Trail 2021.
This is an opportunity to display artwork at this year's festival hub for the E17 Art Trail - Gnome House, an art centre close to Blackhorse Tube Station, Walthamstow, between 1-18 July.
Whether you're a seasoned exhibitor, or it's your first time exhibiting, we encourage you to enter. Submit your VERY BEST work, high quality images, and artist bio via the Dark Yellow Dot website.
We welcome proposals from:
Exhibition Dates: 1 July - 18 July, 2021
Deadline to Apply: Sunday, 9 May at 11pm
Date: Friday, 4th December, 2020 - Saturday, 5th December, 2020
Time: 11:00 - 18:00
Description: Gifted – The Small Business Christmas marketJoin this two-day online event to shop from hundreds of small businesses. Get your Christmas presents sorted and give the gift of sales to small businesses when they need it most.Browse hundreds of small businesses by category, discover new independent brands and meet the faces behind the businesses. You will be able to click in and out of different shops, asking questions to the brand owners and clicking through to their websites to make your purchases.
Plus, enjoy live entertainment and Christmas cooking demos from the comfort of your home.
Why attend?· Discover new independent brands
· Chat to the business owners you’re buying from
· Get your Christmas shopping sorted from the comfort of your home
· Support small businesses when they need it most
· Enjoy live music and Christmas cooking demos
The market will be open from 11am - 6pm on Friday 4 and Saturday 5 December.
How to join the eventRegister for free and you will receive an email with your join link from the events platform - Hopin, one day before the event starts.
For the best results, Hopin recommends using the desktop versions of Google Chrome or Mozilla.
About Enterprise Nation
Enterprise Nation is the UK's most active small business network and we have helped thousands of people turn their good idea into a great business. Enterprise Nation membership gives you access to exclusive opportunities to grow your business and connects you with like-minded entrepreneurs and business experts who can help.
Artillery is seeking a Community Events Health & Safety Advisor to support our creative network in preparing for the E17 Art Trail in 2021.
The Health & Safety Advisor will provide information and support to Artillery core team, volunteers, and E17 Art Trail participating artists, businesses, and community contributors around:
- Their responsibilities in relation to health and safety at creative activities / events, both for those delivering and those participating.
- How to identify potential health and safety risks at participative creative activities, exhibitions, performances, events and tours, and mitigations for these.
- Their responsibilities and best practice in relation to health, wellbeing and safeguarding for online events.
The role is likely to include delivering some group training, some 1-1 surgeries, and some site visits within Waltham Forest, especially Walthamstow, (COVID-19 restrictions permitting).
The Health & Safety Advisor will be engaged as hands-on freelance consultant.
Artillery is able to offer a fee of £6000 inclusive of VAT and costs for a freelance Community Events Health and Safety Advisor with a minimum of 20 delivery days.
How to apply
Please send a CV, outline delivery plan and covering letter.
Please submit to firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline 12noon Thursday 17th December
Interview 21st/22nd December
Role starts week beginning 4 January 2021
Role description attached or link to download here:
Here are 30 Waltham Forest Black owned businesses for you to explore that you can support.
It's just a snapshot of some of the great Black owned business in the borough and we know that there are so many more. Email us at email@example.com if there are others you would like to see added!
Arlene's Bread & Honey
Bread, Honey & Gluten Free Cakes
Asari St Hill
Diabetes Action CIC
Emmantech Creative Solutions
Images In Frames
Art Gallery & Picture Framers
020 8520 7604
Infinite Oasis Care
Day Care Centre for the Elderly
020 8558 2552
Inspire Trampoline Academy
Trampoline, gymnastics, DMT and cheerleading classes
Little Pieces of Art
Beautiful homeware items
Local Honey Man
020 3302 5690
Mothering The Mother
Free From Vegan Bakery
020 7993 6264
NEL Ironing Service
Ironing, Laundry, Dry Cleaning, Repairs
0208 509 3333
Image & Style Consultancy
Platinum Sports & Mentoring
Sports & Mentoring
Promises for Women
Support for Women
020 8711 1618
Scribble & Smudge
Participatory Arts Events
Shelleys Hair and Body Beautee Salon
020 8520 4933
Silk Trends Salon
Afro & European Hair Design
0208 529 8000
Handmade Soaps, Washes, Lotions & Soaks
0203 233 0009
The Body People
Tip Top Media Management
Media & business storage, scanning & recycling
020 3234 0090
Advertising & Marketing
020 3281 1897
Waltham Forest Counselling Centre
We Are Parable
XL Hair Design
West End Hair in Walthamstow
020 8521 0210
Caribbean Food & Drink
Here is a really useful checklist to help you navigate your way through the support schemes available, it's from the Martin Lewis MSE website - which we have found to be one of the best resources of information during the health crisis:
Employees: 1. Furlough. 2. Universal credit.
Self-employed: 1. SEISS. 2. Universal credit. 3. Bounce back.
Ltd co directors: 1. Furlough (PAYE). 2. Universal credit. 3. Bounce back.
Zero-hrs, gig, umbrella/agency workers: 1. Furlough. 2. Universal credit.
Unemployed: 1. Jobseeker's allowance. 2. Universal credit.
All: Mortgage and other payment holidays.
There may be deadlines imposed on some of the above so please do enquire or make applications now to potentially benefit.
Take care and keep safe.
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We are writing to see if you would be interested in creating some quick turnaround content as part of a new digital/online programming strand from Waltham Forest Arts Service. This will be the start of our 2020 programme of hope, positive action and practical support for the creative sector In Waltham Forest and for residents and has been created as an urgent response to the Covid19 pandemic.
We would like to commission artists of all disciplines who are ready and set up to produce filmed work, live streams, online workshops or other digital projects and can produce content quickly in the next few weeks. The thinking behind the programme is to support quarantine and lock down by providing fun and interactive activities, connect people through working on a collaborative projects plus providing paid work opportunities for artists and creatives in Waltham Forest. We are looking for activity suitable for all residents – families, older people, teenagers, young adults –either targeted work that will appeal to a particular age group or a more general offer. This could be in any discipline but MUST be virtual and not require physical events or face to face meetings. Specifically we are looking for ideas around the following:
However we are hoping to be able to provide the following support – please let us know If you have any other specific support needs:
We can offer fees ranging from:
This is the start of a bigger programme so if you are not yet ready to go or set up there will be other opportunities available in the next few months, you’ll still be able to apply for these if you deliver a project now.
This initial phase of commissions is for work that can be created and delivered quickly and simply. If you have an existing workshops or project idea that fits these criteria please send an email with a simple proposal, ideally by Friday 27 March but we will accept proposals until Monday 30 March. We are aiming that the first content will be live by 6 April with additional work being created throughout April and May. We’ll be selecting projects to ensure that we have a balanced and varied programme.
Please tell us:
Email to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any questions or queries please email email@example.com otherwise we look forward to hearing from you
Thanks Abby and Abi
Waltham Forest Arts and Culture Team
Culture and Heritage Services I Economic Growth
London Borough of Waltham Forest
Court 1, The Magistrates, 1 Farnan Ave, Walthamstow, London E17 4NX