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good enterprise series: turn your ideas into action - spreading the word

what we are doing

This workshop series is designed to give participants the skills needed to turn good ideas into action, in order to strengthen and grow the social entrepreneurship community in Wellington. Twelve workshops facilitated by highly experienced entrepreneurs and experts in a variety of fields will provide participants with actionable advice, transferable skills and inspiration to develop their visions for community-focused business. Covering everything from testing and pitching ideas through to legal and marketing, this innovative and interactive series will have something of value for anyone interested in starting a business, whether social or otherwise.

Social entrepreneurship uses entrepreneurial principles to organise, create, and manage a venture in order to achieve a desired social change, solve a social problem or strengthen community.

what you will learn

10 Launchpad Workshops - Propelling you towards making your good enterprise come to life

1. What does it mean? 19th March 
2. Sorting Ideas - testing for viability 21st March 
3. Building a Framework - business plans with flexibility 26 March 
4. Mingle and Pitch - networking and pitching 4th April 
5. Get Stuff Done - effective execution 9th April 
6. Customer Validation - market research and analysis 11th April 
7. Spreading the Word - market strategy & planning 16th April - this class

You will leave this session with an understanding of how to spread the word using online andoffline media, and a personalised plan of action for your own project.
Marketing, Advertising & PROnline v Offline ChannelsContent & Social StrategyPlanning a CampaignMeasuring SuccessKeep Spreading the Word
The session will start with a presentation and guided tour of frameworks and tools, followedby a collaborative session to workshop your projects. Please look through the links in thismindmap before the event and come with a project to share with the group.

Spreading the Word -

8. Lock It Down - legal set up 18th April 
9. Make It Rain - attracting funding 23rd April 
10. Powerful Presentations - presenting your product 30th April

type of class intro

skill required beginner

your chalkler will be

Helen Baxter sits on the advisory board of Creative Commons Aotearoa, and is a regular judge in the Yahoo!NZ Digital Strategy Awards. She writes about tools for creative entrepreneurs in the MSBehaviour Files at the Big Idea, and is a mentor XMediaLab Wellington Startup Weekend.

what to bring

Something to take notes if you wish. Please not there may be preparatory work to complete prior to some workshops.

cost 30 (incl. GST)

$20 (incl. GST) unwaged - email [masked] and confirm your attendance and pay cash at the workshop
275 Package Deal for all 10 workshops

how to book and pay
We expect pre-payment for all classes.
RSVP and pay using this paypal link or
deposit 30 into chalkle's Kiwibank account:
Reference:[masked] - Your name

We require a minimum of 2 people for this class to go ahead.

our cancellation policy
If you RSVP for a class and fail to show up, you will get a "no show". Three no shows means you will be removed from chalkle°. You may request to rejoin after six months.
If you cancel your RSVP:
- less than 3 days before = no refund
- after 7pm the night before = no refund and a "no show" will be recorded

about chalkle°
chalkle° connects people interested in teaching and learning from each other face-to-face -- in a fun, social environment!
Choose from many affordable lessons up for grabs (from intros to master classes) in agriculture, art and craft, business, construction, digital media, food, languages, music and performance, science, technology and zombie survival... and many of the lessons are free!


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  • joselyne k.

    yes Iam unwaged attendee. can i pay at the door. thanks

    April 16, 2013

  • joselyne k.

    is every meeting is $30 or membership

    April 16, 2013

    • chalkle

      Hello Joselyne, every class in this series is $30 per person. Unless you would like to sign up as an unwaged attendee, in which case it is $20 per person

      April 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    If you are on the waitlist and would like to attend this session, please email [masked] about prepayment for the class. Your status will be moved to Yes when we have received a notification from you

    April 12, 2013

  • Rob N.

    Looking forward to learning as much as I can for the experts

    March 22, 2013

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