An Inspiring Networking Evening! POSTED BY SAM BIGGS, APRIL 2016 


An Inspiring Networking Evening! 

Slough Aspire hosted another fantastic Inspire Network evening run by Saira Majid from Slough Borough Council through our Aspire for You strand. 
We heard from a guest speaker Abhi Arumbakkam from Life Size Videos who shared her inspirational journey to success. 
Abhi worked in advertising and television in India before moving to the UK where she is now a videographer and documentary film-maker telling business stories via promotional videos. A mother and an active volunteer in her local community, she is very passionate about her work and believes that everyone has the capacity to be exceptional. Abhi spoke of the difficulties she faced starting out, feeling like a small fish in a big pond and with determination and commitment how she overcame barriers. 
After a great evening, there was the opportunity for open networking, enabling local entrepreneurs to meet others in similar situations, sharing stories and learning from each other. 
"I had the privilege of being the guest speaker at the Inspire Networking Event last night. It was heartwarming to see so many aspiring entrepreneurs at their early stages of their adventure, full of nervous trepidation and excitement. Their presence reminded me yet again why I do what I do. Slough Aspire is a great platform for local business owners to come together and support each other and grow. And I am delighted to be a part of it." 
The Next Inspire Network Session will be held on 24th May 2016, 5.30pm – 8.00pm, numbers are limited so please email Saira Majid to book your place now! 
Also coming up is our Business Start-Up Academy 
On 6th June we have our Business Start-Up Academy, this is a 5 week training course that is an essential for anyone considering starting their own business. 
You will learn all the basics of how to start your business, choose the correct legal structure, make your marketing plan, thinking about your branding and target audience, work out your finance, pricing and cash flow forecasting. You will be supported in writing your business plan. At the end of the course, you come back to a special interview and pitch your idea to our panel of experts and get valuable feedback. 
Every Monday from 6th June 2016 10am to 2.30pm, 
Course fee £60 (discounts for JCP clients) 
Slough Aspire Centre, 350 Edinburgh Avenue, Slough, Berks, SL4 4TU 
Click here for the enrolment form, and return to Reception, Thomas Gray Centre, Queens Road, Slough, SL1 3QW along with the course fee. 
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