“We Walk the Social Enterprise Walk”

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“We Walk the Social Enterprise Walk”

Here’s how we take Social Responsibility seriously……

Owadally & King have the pleasure of being a sponsor of Young Start-up Talent in Croydon 2015. We love getting involved with community based projects in Croydon as we believe in giving back to our community and to those less fortunate than ourselves.

Inspired by a seminar he attended, our partner Simon Maddox showed the global charity International Needs UK how it could enable businesses to give back to projects the charity supports. O&K are leading by example;

  • By giving life-saving vaccinations every time we complete an Annual Return for a client
  • By giving new school uniforms to third world schools every time we finalise a company Tax Return.
  • And by giving an African family a sustainable source of food and an income, in the form of chickens, every time we win a new client at O&K.

So far we have donated, 118 Child Immunisations, 478 School uniforms, 660 Chickens (33 families)

We wanted to make a real difference to our local community too, so when an innovative CIC Enterprise Cube came to us, having been let down by another firm, not only did we solve their accountancy issues within 24 hours, but we also got involved in their community work.

Enterprise Cube CIC runs business start-up training courses for the residents of Housing Associations. The courses are free to delegates, because they are paid for by the Housing Associations and give their tenants (many of whom are from disadvantaged backgrounds) the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to set up their own business.

Young Start-up Talent is a community based project helping 16-25 year olds with an entrepreneurial flair for business to make their dreams become a reality.

The judging will be ‘Dragons Den’ style pitch and the panel are made up of Local business leaders. The judges of the project will get to star in a video of the pitches, which will then be presented to the audience at the grand final which in the past has included heads of schools, politicians, teachers, local business leaders and the families.

This project has grown since its launch in 2010, there is a prize fund of £50,000 worth of products and services to help the winner start up their own business, and we are always looking at ways of helping entrepreneurs get their businesses up and running and we just had to be sponsors of this year’s Young Start-up Talent.

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Enough about us here is a little bit about the last winner of the Brighton 2014 competition and her business idea. 24 year old Natalie Evans wowed the judges with her company 42juice, which produces fresh organic juices made up of 100% raw, cold pressed fresh fruit and vegetables to provide instant nutrients and vitamins, 42juice offers cleanse and detox packages. Since winning the prize fund Natalie has appeared in The Sunday Times magazine and in Cosmopolitan. Natalie recently opened a shop in Market Square in The Lanes, Brighton and we wish her and all the other winners a bright and profitable future.

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Success at The London Business Show – Olympia

What a success!
Our team worked very hard in the build up to The London Business Show Olympia and this hard work certainly paid off

Our Business Success Planning Workshops were fully booked well in advance, and proved to be one of the most popular seminars at the show.

Our ‘One Page Business Success Plan’ seems to have captured peoples attention, as did our ‘Head Start’ package for people wishing to start their own business.

Visitors were also asking about our Business Success Clubs, and of course the wide range of Accountancy and Tax Advice services that we provide.

We have also decided to give start up businesses a helping hand.

We have devised a business ‘Head Start’ package, designed to support new businesses in their first year, in the following ways:
‘Head Start’ Advice
Practical ‘down to earth’ advice, with everything new businesses need to know about
setting up a business.

First Years Financial Return
Comprehensive help with first self-assessment tax return or the first set of Annual Accounts.

‘Unlimited’ Practical Advice
Access to our advice all year!, by phone or email 9:00am – 5:00pm Monday to Friday

VAT Advice
Help with the first VAT return.(if VAT registered)

Access to our Business Advice Clinic
Held on the 1st Friday of each month in Central London

Marketing and ‘Growth’ Advice
A one hour consultation with a Marketing and Business Growth Coach

Quarterly ‘Start Up’ Success Booklets
Full of useful hints, tips and techniques delivered to an inbox each quarter

Business Success Clubs
10% off membership to this exclusive group of ‘like minded’ business people.
(Whether you are a start up, SME or just want more direction)

All this for only £47.50 + VAT per month

For more information, or to speak with one of our Client Managers, just CLICK HERE

Great Comments From Our Business Success Club Participants

It is very rewarding to hear the comments that people make once they have experienced our Business Success Clubs.

It is also wonderful to see how a small group of business owners, who do not know each other, start off relatively quietly and as the Business Success Club progresses they become more and more confident with the rest of their group.

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We have run three Business Success Clubs now and here are some comments from a selection of the previous participants

“This has been such a very useful course and has made me focus on both my personal and business goals, as previously I had not made the link between the two”
Proprietor – Nash Oils

“The process has changed my outlook and galvanised us to make changes, thank you”
Managing Director – All Comfort Solutions

“Great sessions, nice and interactive with very useful info and with your help I have changed my objectives and plans and now work just 4 days per week. Thank you”
Proprietor – Safety Is the Key

“Very helpful sessions and highly informative”
Managing Director – Kato Enterprises

“I was not sure after the first session, but the module about People and Personality Profiles changed my opinion”
Director – Pancentric Digital

“As a small business owner the course, the content and presentation was first class. We are now more focused regarding how to make our business more efficient and pro-active”
Managing Director- Innovation Fire and Security

“The Business Success Club has been a great help, thanks sincerely” 
Managing Director – Advocate Art

“Thanks again. This has been so worthwhile for me and Elaine”
Proprietors – Croydon Community Angels

“Original, fresh, thought provoking with good structure and strategy”
Proprietor – Tidal Media

Now matter how long we are in business, or how tough things sometimes get, comments like these make our efforts worthwhile.

If you would like some information about the next Business Success Club, which starts on Tuesday 8th September, then contact lisa@oandk.co.uk.  

Success at The Business Show – London Excel

Our One Page Business Success Planning Workshop was a great success as all 14 sessions were oversubscribed. During the two days of the Business Show Exhibition at London Excel over 350 business people attended our seminars.

At times it was standing room only as we set out to explain how it is vital to link personal goals with any business objectives, whilst at the same time providing MD/Owners with useful business growth tips and techniques they could use for their own business straightaway.

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Our Business Planning Workshop

We also received a significant number of enquiries from people thinking about setting up their own business. Our ‘Headstart’ package, created specifically for start-up businesses, was launched at the show.

We also held a FREE Business Card Draw, with the lucky winner receiving membership of our next Business Success Club, the value of which is £725.00 plus VAT.

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A fully booked workshop

Due to the success of our first exhibition appearance in London, we will be exhibiting and conducting these unique workshop sessions again, this time at the London Business Show at Olympia on 27th and 28th November 2014. You can book your place HERE as the sessions will once again be oversubscribed. See you in November !

Preparing to Exhibit at The Business Show 2014

 

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Owadally and King will be exhibiting for the first time at this years The Business Show 2014 at the ExCel London and preparing well for it is a big task, there is so much to think about as we will be running a Business Planning Success workshop over the two days as well as a an exhibition stand. The Business Show is huge with 25,000 Businesses, 250 Seminars, 12 Workshops with much much more and it’s FREE to attend. First off we needed to think about our workshop how it would look, how many people would we want to attract for every workshop, what the attendee’s will be getting out it and what we want them to take away. Do we give each attendee a handout want should that handout be? Then there is staffing for the stand while the workshops are running, what do we need for the stand?, pens, pads, laptops, charges, Business cards etc all the little things that we cannot just pop to the office and get if forgotten. But we know this will be an exciting and challenging opportunity which we love here at OandK 

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Here is our workshop at a glance.

The majority of SMEs don’t have an effective written business plan and almost certainly not one that reflects the personal goals of the business owners. This workshop demonstrates, step-by-step, how to create a powerful One-Page Business Success Plan that focuses on the key elements of the business and acts as a great business tool to monitor success. It’s an effective plan that ensures momentum is maintained throughout the whole of your business.