November 2022 Newsletter


How is it December.

As usual it’s been busy, busy, busy here at Tree Shepherd. In November we’ve been working on the launch of Women in Enterprise. This is something that we’ve wanted to do for a very long time and thanks to funding from the People’s Postcode Lottery we will be able to deliver focused business support and guidance to entrepreneurs in our community. If you’re interested in finding out more get in touch and we will be happy to discuss the programme and how it could help you.

We are working in partnership with Westminster University to conduct a ‘social impact study’, a programme that forms  part of their Community Consulting Programme. The information gained from this study will be incredibly useful to us and helps us to understand where and how we can support you – our community members – to achieve your potential. We want to extend our thanks to the students of Westminster who have worked so professionally to assist in this vital project

Alongside some of our amazing Glows members we attended Brixton Village to help kick off their Thrifty Thursday Christmas Market. This fabulous initiative has been set up to help people with economical ways of gift-giving, vital in these times of high living costs. Every Thursday participating traders will offer 50% off all their stock – and this includes restaurants! (food only). It was a wonderful opportunity to talk and share with so many people about the work that we do at Tree Shepherd to help small businesses get off the ground.The market is every Thursday from 17th November until 18th December so please get down there and support this wonderful initiative.

Is it too early to say that it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas?

Kind regards,

Sandra and the Tree Shepherd Team


In other business

Business mentoring

Did you know that we offer business mentoring in addition to our world class courses and workshops?

There’s so much to think about when you start a new business for the first time, and it can be very daunting. There is a wealth of information on the internet, but the advice can be conflicting and confusing.

Tree Shepherd has developed its 3M© business model to cut through the jargon and zoom in on the things that are most important for starting up. All our mentors have considerable practical experience of running a small business and are hand picked by us!

We are offering FREE, confidential business advice clinics online to anyone who has been on our courses, and/or living in Lambeth, Southwark or Westminster, with one of our experienced business advisers.

Our business clinics are free to access for people on benefits, or on household income below £25,100.

To register, click here  

One Day Workshop

​​Join us for a transformational workshop on Thursday 15th December 22 between 10.30-4.30pm where we will be asking the questions of who you are and what problems are you here to solve?

Exploring how do you tap into your passion to build a purpose driven business and open the doors to profit. Why should anyone care about you and your business ideas?

If you are 18 -30 years old and living in Lambeth, come along and learn key strategic skills in getting yourself noticed in today’s very busy marketplace.

Learn and find out:

  • How to find your unique selling point
  • How to turn your passion into a business
  • How to own your story
  • What problem do you have the solution for
  • How to treat yourself as a business

We’ll be providing snacks and lunch as well as hot and cold beverages. You’ll also be in with a chance to win a cash prize.

Don’t delay register here today!

Mini Market

Thrive is happy to announce that we hosted yet another or our very successful Monthly Mini Markets in the Surrey Quays Shopping Centre -outside the Range. This month’s event was on  Saturday Nov 26th (we run them every month, the next one will be Saturday 17th December 2022 – PUT IT IN YOUR DIARY!! Last chance before Christmas!!!!).

A massive shout out to this month’s fabulous traders @carniv_elle @noturaveragejoee @billiin_ @akusgeniius @kaipahmilne_ @plant_and_person @musicalmayhemlondon.

Black Pound

Did you know that #BlackPoundDay Is the first Saturday of the month? Shopping and buying from Black owned businesses helps to facilitate change in Black communities. On Black Pound Day we encourage you to buy from Black businesses and hopefully in time that that spending will become the norm. The next #BlackPoundDay date is Saturday 3rd December 2022.

Coworking spaces and your enterprise

​​At Tree Shepherd we are proud of our co-working spaces. We specialise in working with entrepreneurs from the SE16 area, and deal with all the issues that can slow a growing business down.

We know that the financial situation is worrying for many people who run their own small businesses and that’s why now more than ever being able to provide this much needed option is so important to us -and we feel these spaces are key in helping us to support small and micro businesses in our communities.

We’ve written a blog this month about our spaces and how they could help you and your enterprise grow and reach their potential.

You can read the blog here

Case study Catch-Up – Cherrelle

It’s been three months and it’s time to catch up with our case study Cherrelle – she attended our Employ Yourself Course and in our opinion is going from absolute strength to strength.

We sat down with her this month to go over everything that she’s been doing since we last spoke, what her plans are for the next few months and how her Tree Shepherd training has helped her during her journey.

Catch up on her journey here.