“There is a revolution going on in the world and it’s coming from the grassroots. It’s the revolution of sustainable entrepreneurs, mainly women, and it’s about personal growth as well as an economic tool. It’s the feminine way to create business.”
Quote by Lynne Franks (Founder of SEED- Sustainable Enterprise and Empowerment Dynamics- www.seednetwork.com)
SMALL BUSINESSES ARE THE BACKBONE OF THE ECONOMY, WOMEN ARE THE CHAMPIONS OF THEIR LOCAL COMMUNITIES, AND LOCAL PEOPLE ARE THE EXPERTS OF LOCAL SOLUTIONS.
Who we are
My Local Enterprise CIC is an inclusive social enterprise registered as a Community Interest Company in 2020. Our mission is to motivate and inspire confidence in members of local communities (especially women and mothers) to enable them to contribute positively to their local area through their own personal growth and community development throughout London. Our long-term vision is to have a network of community cafes acting as informal safe space and enterprise hubs where members can go to meet their peers, get inspired, be empowered through training and develop community projects that solve local problems. We hope to train community champions for each borough and create a network of local experts that share information and contribute to supporting vulnerable members in their community and improve their local economy.
What we do
We are an experienced team of local business and community development professionals passionate about community engagement. We believe in giving aspiring local people the knowledge and tools for personal development and practical skills-based training that will enable them to brainstorm ideas, establish partnerships, collaborations, and joined-up working. We want to identify and build the capacity of other local networks and community leaders and changemakers, strengthen connections and engagement to reduce isolation and poverty.
We offer free information and advice, training on business start-up and turning hobbies into a business or a community organisation (e.g. charity, or social enterprise). We are in the process of securing grant funding for community projects.
Collectively, we have over 25 years of experience and expertise from self-employment to running our own businesses, to running small PTA charity, and social enterprises. We also specialise in community engagement, women’s enterprise development, networking, publishing, and working with young people.
Olivia King Boateng
Olivia is a serial entrepreneur with a degree in Business Adminstrator, passionate about people, community, empowering women, disability awareness, being a team player, and being a catalyst for change. She is also the owner of Excelsya Ltd, CEO of Special Needs Community CIC
Kiran is a Lifestyle Coach, Author, Founder and Editor of Design the Lifestyle YOU Desire and My Unique Home. Kiran has always been passionate about helping women envision, create and design the beautiful life they truly desire, to show them how they can start to live their life more fully and most importantly. Kiran is also an IT Consultant that supports SNC’s strategic objectives including, the communications, marketing, and social media development.
Kerry Mbd Otum
Kerry has a BA Hons Integrated Services for Children and Young People, she is passionate about supporting the black community and CEO of Home Sweet Soul, an ethnic gift and homewares company.