From:                              Red Ochre []

Sent:                               09 August 2013 17:03

To:                                   Robert Foster

Subject:                          Crowdfunding, Training and more news


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Summer 2013 - Newsletter







Featured in this Summer's newsletter:


Red Ochre News

Red Ochre is a Crowdfunder partner

Red Ochre is proud to partner with Crowdfunder to help you fund your social projects. Crowdfunding gives you the platform to raise money and generate support for individual projects and gives the crowd the opportunity to invest in an idea they believe in.
Want to know more? Red Ochre is here to help you understanding if crowdfunding is a right funding route for your social project. To have an initial chat about crowdfunding and your project, contact Federica
Click here to read more.

Red Ochre client wins the FSB London Best New Business Award
Red Ochre client Flying Fantastic has won the FSB London Best New Business Award. The company uses circus settings to create a different and more interesting form of fitness training. Click here to read more about this project and the  “Innovating for Growth” business support programme.

Congratulations also to FUSE ODG and its new hit
Following their hit with Azonto, former Red Ochre client FUSE ODG latest single is in the charts
Click here to hear it!

New Hounslow Resource Centre

Red Ochre was involved with a feasibility study conducted by CAN that lead Hounslow Council to approve plans for the development of a Community Resource Centre in Hounslow town centre. Click here to know more.

New Workshops at the City Business Library
Red ochre ran a number of new workshops in June & July at the City Business Library. The workshops were very well received. See below:

Collaboration and Collaborative working, comments included:
Information provided allowed me to review a potential collaboration and avoid a potential mistake.
Clear, concise, positive & specific excellent visual aids.

Motivation, Comments included:
Very energising and inspirational
Quite a realisation

Reminder - Red Ochre and the Co-op Enterprise Hub
Red Ochre are officially a co-op development agency. We have been working with existing and aspiring co-operatives for a number of years and we have made our commitment to the co-op cause official.
If you would like to know more about the advantages of being a co-operative or how to become one please feel free to contact Robert Foster or Uday Thakkar.

Reminder - Red Ochre are a Big Assist provider

Red Ochre has been accepted by the Big Lottery as a Big Assist delivery organisation. If you are an infrastructure organisation you may be eligible for funding and business support through his programme.
For more information click here.

More News

Entry for Stelios Award for Disabled Entrepreneurs 2013 is open!
Application for Stelios Award for Disabled Entrepreneurs in the UK is now open. For further information on how to apply to have a chance of winning £50k,

Special offer - FREE Hot Desk Trials

During the summer, the Doughnut Factory Business/Social enterprise hub runs a special offer of FREE hot desk trials for individuals and social enterprises. For further information visit the Doughnut Factory website or contact Anusha Nandi, Olga Astaniotis or Joe Fisher at

Bringing Communities Together Online

Last month, Stickyboard launched the first and only UK-wide network of Community Noticeboards. They provide space for people to post and share local information; letting people come together in a free and fun way. Click here to find out about this exciting project and potential partnership opportunities.


Training - Negotiating your way to success, 28th August
When: 28th August, 10:00 to 16:30
Where: Freshfields, Northcliffe House, 28 Tudor Street, EC4Y 0BQ

Negotiating is something we all do: its fundamental to business success. Yet very few of us have ever had any training and tend to learn the hard way, giving cash away needlessly. Learn the rules and techiniques of successful negotiators by attending this high intensity compressed programme.

To find out more click here. To book click here.

Additional Training

Smarter runs a series of training interventions to help improve participants' business development skills, tools and confidence, in order to win and retain more long term business that is underpinned by strong and stable business relationships. For more information on the Sales and Business Development Training offered, click here.





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