Coffee, tea, cake, chat. Come and meet your fellow freelancers, business owners, creatives in London. Book your ticket, bring a friend and come along.
Supported by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, the Advantages of Age Business Academy is a monthly meet up featuring an industry expert followed by an opportunity to network with your peers. This 6-month pilot programme is aimed at those aged 45+ seeking to start their own businesses or for existing business owners.
The aim of this light touch programme is to provide you with the skills needed to ensure the best chance of your business succeeding by providing you with access to industry experts as well as the support of those in similar circumstances to your own.
Completely free of charge, it is essential that you are available to attend all 6 two hour sessions as your presence and subsequent feedback will help us to tailor the programme more specifically to your requirements.
Alongside the programme, you will be given access to online resources to help your business grow.
Lunch will not be provided but coffee/tea/water will be available free of charge.
WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO BUY YVONNE’S BOOK ‘WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE THAT MAKES THE DIFFERENCE’ WHICH SUPPLEMENTS THE COURSE. IT WILL BE DISTRIBUTED AT THE FIRST SESSION.
Spaces are limited.
The programme will be broken down as follows. Each session lasts 2 hours with the first hour set aside for an industry expert followed by networking. There will be further resources and support available via the Advantages of Age website and on Facebook. Sessions run the first Wednesday of every month 1pm – 3pm.
November 1, 2017: Strategy
December 6, 2017: How to Build a Brand Called You
January 3, 2018: The Business Plan
February 7, 2018: Getting the Message Out
March 7, 2018: Finance
April 4, 2018: Graduation/Pitch Event
Yvonne Fuchs founded The Branding Workshop in 2000 in order to bring corporate brand strategies to small and medium-sized businesses. She works with creatives and designers as a mentor and business adviser and is an energetic speaker on leadership, branding and creativity in commercial and social enterprises.Clients describe Yvonne as an insightful and astute adviser, being at turns challenging and provoking, while never ceasing to nurture and guide the individuals at the heart of each business or organisation.
Suzanne Noble has transitioned her career a number of times from TV producer to creator and distributor of an over-the-shoulder baby sling, running a Top 150 entertainment PR agency and, more recently a tech start-up for Londoners on a budget called Frugl. In 2016 she created the website Advantages of Age with co-founder Rose Rouse, a journalist, and author. The site’s aim is to challenge the media narrative around ageing and has been featured on Woman’s Hour, London Live, amongst others.