Join us for a “How I started my social enterprise … Stories from Cumbria” Webinar

Hear real stories of what it is like setting up a social enterprise in Cumbria hearing from people who have been there and got the T-shirt!  The speakers are coming from young and old social enterprises around the County and they all have their unique perspectives.

What will be covered?

  • How did you come up with the idea for your social enterprise?
  • Was it difficult to be taken seriously at first?
  • Who gave you the best support (friends, family, colleagues, professionals)?
  • What role did public sector organisations play – were they a help or a hindrance?
  • Where did you find the money to start off?
  • What the real problems are compared with what you thought they would be?
  • What was your lowest moment and what has been your highest high?

Where and When

The event will take place on Friday, 29th September at 1pm. You can participate using a PC, Mac, tablet, Smartphone to view slides and listen to the speakers.
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  • Daniel Heery (Chair) set up Cybermoor delivering digital services in Cumbria and pioneering broadband for remote rural areas across the country.
  • Rachel Holliday set up Time to Change (West Cumbria) creating a new innovative solution to homelessness and unemployment in West Cumbria.
  • Julia Clifford set up iCan Health & Fitness CIC aimed particularly at supporting people who may have a barrier to participating in exercise.
  • Katherine Rutherford set up Happy Mums Foundation CIC supporting women who may experience maternal mental health problems.
  • Question and Answer Session (All Panellists)
  • Closing Comments and next webinar

For more information e-mail or call 01434 382 808. Follow us on twitter @secumbria

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