H&F Enterprise Club

Join the H&F Enterprise Club for free business advice

Whether you are just thinking about starting a business, in the process of setting one up or have already started and want to grow, the H&F Enterprise Club is here to help.

Our monthly Enterprise Club provides:

  • training and seminars across a wide range of topics including accountancy, marketing and social media
  • the opportunity to meet and network with fellow local entrepreneurs
  • top tips, advice and guidance from experienced business owners.

This free service is only available to residents and borough-based businesses.

Enterprise Club events schedule

All events are on a Wednesday and usually take place at Work.Life Hammersmith.

Topics and scheduled times may be amended to reflect major issues affecting the business community.

Events are by invite only - to find out more and to get on the mailing list please email business-support@lbhf.gov.uk or call 020 8753 5585.

Previous events

Tips for becoming a confident business communicator

13 July 2022

Presenting information to a crowd is an art form. Some people are natural at swooning an audience but for the rest of us, giving presentations takes practice. The good news is, presenting confidently in front of a crowd; be it a small group at work, or in front of hundreds of people, does not have to be complicated. In fact, presenting is a very learnable skill.

Join us at the H&F Enterprise Club on Wednesday 13 July to grow your confidence in public speaking. As it’s the end of term will also be providing complimentary drinks and nibbles.

Presenter: Marika Rauscher is a London based award-winning vocal coach. She lectures as a personal and professional development coach at the University of York, Imperial College London, University of London and many other universities.  She also delivers corporate workshops on communication and presentation skills on a corporate Level and has worked with clients such as TX Maxx & BP.

Commercial premises - what you need to know before signing a lease

15 June 2022

Decisions about premises can make or break a business. The first big consideration, of course, is whether you actually need them, at least to begin with, when you are trying to get established and keep your costs down.

Your options for business premises may include locating your business at home, buying or leasing business premises, using co-working spaces or business incubators, market stalls, mobile vans, or a popup shop.

There are many factors that you need to take in consideration if you will take on premises, so before you take that big step, attend this workshop to get answers to all your questions.

Presenter: Angus Maclean, Murleigh Estates Limited, RICS Chartered Surveyor

Mindset techniques to transform your business

11 May 2022

Top tips on how to motivate clients to purchase your products or services.

Presenter: Janet Efere, Sales Expert

Legal and ethical issues to consider when starting a business

20 April 2022

Presenter: Alistair Wells, Co-founder, Director at Tend Legal

Setting up and running a small business is often viewed as a legal minefield. Whilst there are important legal obligations that every small business owner must fulfil, they are far from insurmountable. It is important to understand which legal factors and regulatory measures will and do affect your business. Staying on top of these issues will determine the success of your business.

Special networking event

16 March 2022

We will be holding a special networking event on March 16th 2022, with guest speakers coming from the dynamic trio at Digipac who will show you how you can successfully use Instagram to increase your sales and boost your profile.

Digital marketing: Positioning your business for success in 2022 and beyond

8 December 2021

If you are online for any amount of time, you will realise that it is crowded. Everyone is trying to say or sell something! It seems so daunting to break through all that commotion to let your customers see the beauty of your brand. Moving on into 2022, it is not business as usual; less is more, and the end of just being online for the sake of it is here.

What you need is a purposeful online presence that is genuinely digitally ready. One that will break through the noise by attracting your most profitable customers in less time. If you are ready to position your business for online profits, then this workshop is for you.

Presenter: Francene Mullings, Digital Marketing Trainer/Social Media Marketing Coach and a full-funnel digital strategist who can show you how to harness blogging, SEO, social media, mobile, and content marketing to increase revenue, drive brand awareness and solidify customer relationships.

How to register a new business - which company structure should you choose for your new business?

17 October 2021

Starting a business can seem overwhelming and complicated. There are so many things you must consider from coming up with an excellent idea to registering a company, all the way to business planning, fundraising and much more.

The answer to the questions “Shall I become a sole trade, LLP or limited company?” is an important decision. This is also essential if you have been trading for a while and need to choose the best tax efficient business structure. We are going back to basics to help you choose the best structure start your business!

Speaker: Paul Kelly is a local business owner who is passionate about helping small businesses and start-ups to reduce costs, increase turnover/profit and making the most of the resources at hand.

How to create your brand from scratch

20 October 2021

Speaker: Ania Szpyrko FCIM, Founder of AMS Communications, Brand & Comms Strategist, CIM Fellow, Mentor

You’ve directed all your attention on a great product to sell and you’ve already laid the foundation of your small business. However, you’re still unsure of how to build a brand. If this is your situation, don’t worry–you’re in the right place. This session will tell you everything you need to know about how to build a brand from scratch.   

H&F Enterprise Club - new Facebook and Instagram business account changes

17 March 2021

According to Social Media Examiner, 94% of small businesses use Facebook to grow their business. In fact, 67% of small businesses reported that Facebook was the #1 social media platform contributing to their revenue last year. However, the fact remains that Facebook - and now Instagram are changing. Our presenter will cover these updates and provide the required information to be ready.

This session was recorded - watch the New FB and Instagram business accounts changes webinar.

How to drive traffic to your website - 10 tips for success

14 April 2021

Whatever your business goals of being online, getting visitors to your site is key to success.  Just as with any form of business, from a shop to a plumber or solicitor, you need to reach more customers to grow.  But knowing how to increase website traffic can be scary. Our speaker today will help you set up a  strategy to get more traffic to your website in few easy steps.      

How to make a YouTube video to promote your business

12 May 2021

Video platforms have become a powerful way to market your business online.  The YouTube community specifically has developed into one of the most dominant in the social media industry: YouTube searches are second only to Google, and the platform sees over a billion unique visitors every month so it is an ideal platform to find some new clients.  If you want to learn how make a YouTube video to promote your business, sign up for this session.   

How to write engaging content for your social media posts

16 June 2021

When it comes to social media posting, the way you write your posts is the key to engaging with your audience.  The more engagement you have on a post, the bigger the reach. The greater the reach – the more comments, shares and likes you will have which converts into more sales.  

Know your audiences - find your customer tribe

14 July 2021

The secret to growing your business is finding a tribe of supporters, people who have the same interest and passions as you and your company. Market research segments customers in thousands of different ways, ranging from simple demographic profiles to complex behavioural tribes. This knowledge of customer attitudes and behaviours  informs successful businesses about how to develop their products and/or services. By remaining focused on a specific group, successful businesses deploy resources economically and productively. Find out how to find your customer tribe at this session.