New dates for start up training

Added by Lola Stafford Consulting on 29/06/2016 2:53pm

Due to demand, applicant working patterns/commitments (and of course pre-booked summer vacations and school holidays!) we have rescheduled the workshops to run on a Saturday starting in September with an extended applicant deadline of August 20th to ensure we are able to offer this as broadly as possible to interested individuals and referral routes and enable participation for those who could truly benefit from the opportunity. Ideal for anyone looking to start up a social impact project or enterprise and pitched for all ages groups from 16 to 60+



The Missing Kind’s enterprise school is aimed at people of all ages who have the passion, the vision and the potential to start up a business that meets a social gap in the community but need a helping hand to get started.

Jacqui Starling from Lola Stafford Consulting Ltd and Hilary from the Hilary Hale Consultancy have partnered with The Missing Kind to lead the classes and all training will be tailored to individual strengths and vulnerabilities through a programme over 9 weeks to identify your potential, help you develop business skills and guide you through the processes of a business start-up.

 We will work with you to become confident in……


  • Business planning
  • Budgets and cash flow
  • Navigating legal requirements
  • Marketing your idea


 With a support package that offers…… 


  • Group workshops ranging from business communication and ethics to writing business plans, elevator pitches and grant bids
  • Confidence building and motivational techniques
  • 1 to 1 support and guidance
  • The opportunity to pitch for an interest free start up loan (sponsored by a “Proud to be Kind” company: Glazing Vision of Diss)
  • Post loan support and guidance
  • Targeted business development mentors 

Saturday August 20th - Application deadline   

Saturday September 10th - Workshops commence for 9 weeks

Session times 9.30am - 1pm 

Places are free and we may be able to contribute to travel expenses 

Express your interest by e mailing 

or contact Jacqui Starling 07806 392254 &