Start Your Own Business – Introduction

Tuesday 31st March 2020 at 5:00pm – 7:30pm at Kensington Central Library

If you have a deep desire to get paid for doing the work you were meant to do, this 2.5 hour seminar would be a great place to start.

More and more people attend the “Start Your Own Business” Introductory Seminar every month letting us know their business ideas and asking us to support their dream from the very first day.

Most of them start, run and grow their own sustainable businesses. If they have managed to take the first step, you can as well! Sometimes the only thing that you need is someone to provide you with a clear route map to follow. We are here for you! Get ready to become self-employed!

Our Senior Business Advisor, Maria Stammers, will take you through the basics you need to know at the beginning.

She will also help you to identify whether or not your business idea is viable, to make you feel more confident and explain to you that this is not as complicated as appears to be.

When: Tuesday 31st March 2020

Where: Kensington Central Library, Lecture Theatre, (Back of library, off from Campden Hill Road), 12 Phillimore Walk, W8 7RX

Cost: Without charge

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After that, you can attend the full Business Start-Up course or meet one of our Business Advisors. Just give your dreams the chance to come true.

Alternatively, you can contact us on 020 7460 5050 or email

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About the speaker:

Maria Stammers is the Senior Business Advisor at Portobello Business Centre, an award winning Enterprise Centre. Maria is a seasoned Business Advisor and Consultant with over 20 years’ experience of working with pre-start and existing businesses. She has helped over 4,000 businesses and has gained hands on knowledge of their challenges and how to resolve them. She takes a holistic approach to her work and is skilled in all areas of the business to include financial, operational, marketing with a speciality in the creative industries.


She was the London representative for Shell Live Wire, whilst in the post she mentored the winners of the London SLW for 5 years in a row. She developed and ran the first pilot project in the UK for DWP, designed specifically to support single parents who wanted to start their own business.

She has been a board member of the IBA, Hackney Chamber of Commerce, Wandsworth Youth Enterprise Centre and has personally been responsible raising and running projects to the value of £400,000.


Maria believes one should always have a dream to follow but advises



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