16. January 2020 - 9:00
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Bossing it: Empowering female founders | Brunswick House - Bar, Restaurant & Private Rooms | Thursday, 16. January 2020

January-April 2020
BOSS (Business Owner Strategy Support) is a unique programme supporting female business owners in Wandsworth, led by the pioneering Planet Organic founder Renée Elliott and executive life coach Sam Wigan – the co-founders of business and life skills academy Beluga Bean.

Aimed at female entrepreneurs at any stage of business, BOSS includes a series of monthly workshops in which Renée and Sam will explore each segment of your business plan and develop important areas of self-discovery that promote success. The goal: a coherent strategic plan for the next phase in your business – and the personal confidence to execute it.
Workshops are 2.5-hour breakfast meetings which will cover specific business planning and accompanying life skills, with content, exercises and time for Q&A. You will also have access to an online course so that you can go at the pace you choose.
By joining the BOSS programme, you will also receive membership benefits of Beluga Bean which include: attendance of monthly 'Connect breakfasts', online courses, materials and mentoring. The programme is part funded by Wandsworth Council. The cost for the entire programme is £80 for female entrepreneurs based in Wandsworth and £100 for those outside of the borough.  .
The first three modules - Structure, Values, Customer -  take place Jan - April as follows:
Thursday January 16th, 9.am-11.30am
1. Structure
Build your business plan.
• The importance of the business plan.
• How writing and business planning shapes your vision.
• Describe your business and create a clear vision.
Set your goals.
• Define your one year BOSS goals.
• Identify strengths and weaknesses.
• Discuss time commitment to the plan and strategy.
 Thursday 20th February, 9.30am-11.30am
2. Values
What do you stand for?
• What is important to you.
• Values in your business and your brand.
• Your point of difference.
What are your beliefs?
• Understanding beliefs, good and bad.
• What you focus on expands.
• Changing negative thoughts and patterns.
 Thursday 19th March, 9.30am-11.30am
3. Customers
Who are your customers?
• Defining your market and your customers now.
• Research your market.
• Who is your customer next?
How to communicate.
• Trust and respect in good relationships.
• Honesty and responsibility.
• Telling the truth quickly
Thursday April 16th
Online session

About the hosts:
Renée opened Planet Organic, the UK’s first organic supermarket, in 1995 and built it into a multi-million pound brand. She is a successful author and dedicates her time to supporting others live life with values and passion. A health and wellbeing expert, Renée recently published her third book, What to Eat and How to Eat it.
Sam’s career in personal development started more than 20 years ago when he worked for, and then ran, a self-awareness organisation. In 2010 he co-founded The Young Masters Initiative, a charity offering teenagers transformational education through the arts in partnership with Saatchi Gallery. Sam specialises in promoting a relaxed, confident state and increased momentum for his clients – c-suite executives, senior leaders and entrepreneurs. The pair teamed up in 2017 to launch business and life skills academy Beluga Bean.