Starting my Own Business

This FREE Portsmouth Chamber of Solutions event helps you address the many practical challenges and needs in progressing towards establishing your start-up. Maintaining an eye on the needs of the new business requires clear focus on business planning, building relationships, getting your goods and services to market and the essential management of costs, margins and finance.

This Chamber of Solutions will feature breakout sessions on:

• Financing your business

• Keeping Business Plans fresh

• Effective collaboration and partnerships

Setting up a business requires absolute commitment addressing many personal challenges, financial insecurity and a sense of isolation as you gradually develop towards a greater sense of self-determination and self-confidence. This is a journey taken by all entrepreneurs.

The event will address your challenges, allowing you to share your experiences and hear from others across the Chamber of Solutions community. It is clear that no single specialist has all the answers, and so sharing with fellow businesses can provide some practical insights. Portsmouth Chamber of Solutions is your problem solver for your business challenges.

Portsmouth Chamber of Solutions is a partnership of Hampshire Chamber of Commerce, Shaping Portsmouth, Mission Performance and Solent LEP addressing all needs of business start-up, reskilling and growth strategies. It supports businesses and entrepreneurs in the Portsmouth and South East Hants area; responding to the economic impact of Covid-19. It also provides information on Government, LEP, LA and University support; updates on local planning, technology and investments; as well as access to grants, funding, furloughing and the many new post-lockdown directives.

Chairing the event is Rob Lewis of Mission Performance. He will be joined by a panel of specialists including:

  • Chris Adams – Radian
  • Kim Pellett – Portsmouth City Council
  • Andrew Skipsey – M12 Solutions
  • Gary Mullins – Action Coach
  • Mark Pembleton – Portsmouth City Council

Benefits of our Chamber of Solutions series include:

• Insights of experienced business people and professionals

• Expert facilitation of the event

• Opportunities to ask your pivotal questions

• Sharing chat input and occasional breakout groups

• Joining in with the active online community

Teona Wingate, Business Manager at Global Radio said of the Chamber of Solutions, “The panel members are selected brilliantly and the content is relevant and engaging. I’m so grateful to have been able to join this, huge thanks to Hampshire Chamber of Commerce.’

This event will be hosted via Zoom, with a link sent out nearer the time of the event.

*Subject to attendee numbers*

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