The key to running a successful and sustainable business and staying ahead of competition is knowledge. Thinking of new ideas, creating new products and services or devising new ways of selling them isn’t always enough to maintain business growth. The information you need to become a prosperous company is simply a click away.


Led by Wenta, the University of Northampton and Northamptonshire Growth Hub are excited to be a part of the South East Midlands Start-up Programme (SEMSUP). Our specialist advisers are delivering a series of informative webinars that provide advice and support for entrepreneurs and self-employed individuals.

The webinars have been designed to help address the most common areas of concern within start-up and social businesses.  Through  webinar delivery, our attendees have the opportunity to learn and discover new ways to grow without having to attend in person and from the comfort of their own home/office.

“Thank you very much for the webinar  “Introduction to Social Enterprise”. It was very informative and the background to social enterprise was fantastic. Will definitely recommend your webinars to my business partners and l will try my best to be available on your next one. Thank you very much!”

– E.M

The topics we cover are:

  1. Is Social Enterprise for me?
  2. Legal and Governance
  3. Enterprise Strategy & Business planning
  4. Creating awareness – Marketing
  5. Developing Trading Activities
  6. Growing & Maintaining a profitable enterprise
  7. How to find and tender for contracts
  8. How to measure social impact
  9. Leadership and management
  10. Becoming investment ready

The webinars are delivered by Andrew Cook, who is an experienced Business Adviser and Richard Hazenberg, Professor of Social Innovation at the University of Northampton Institute for Social Innovation and Impact.

The project is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund and is led by Wenta and delivered in collaboration with its partners University of Northampton and University of Bedfordshire. The sessions are aimed at social enterprises across the whole South East Midlands area and start-ups across Northamptonshire only.

If you would like to register for any our webinars or find out more information about the South East Midlands Start-up Programme (SEMSUP), contact us on 01604 212696 or email us at: SUP@northamptonshiregrowthhub.co.uk.

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