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Small Business Network to Host First-Ever Local Businesses Summer Bash in Balham

The Small Business Network is thrilled to announce its first-ever Local Businesses Summer Bash, scheduled for 7th July 2024 at The Bedford pub in Balham. This vibrant community event will feature a bustling marketplace, engaging taster sessions for both adults and children, and opportunities to connect with local businesses and community members over drinks.

Attendees can explore a variety of market stalls offering diverse products, ranging from handcrafted art prints and cards to organic baby clothes and yoga apparel. Children can enjoy face painting and yoga classes, while adults can participate in practical workshops on subjects such as first aid, social media, video content creation, sales techniques, voice coaching, and embodied movement. Additionally, mini headshot sessions will be available to help enhance your online presence.

Event organiser Laura Shimili Mears says, “Building on the success of our Christmas fair, we’re excited to present the Local Businesses Summer Bash! This event creates a vibrant platform for local businesses to showcase their offerings and connect with the Balham community. Come along and be part of it.”

Louise Downham of Louise Rose Photography comments, “Video has become crucial for businesses to connect with customers, but many struggle with getting started. During the event, I’ll be holding complimentary video sessions for businesses. You can walk away with a short video clip perfect for your social media or website. Join me and let’s harness the power of video!”

Event Information:

Date: 7th July 2024
Time: Shopping and Taster Sessions: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM; Networking Drinks: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Venue: The Bedford pub, 77 Bedford Hill, Balham, London SW12 9HD
Cost: Daytime events are free to attend; Networking drinks cost £15 early bird / £20 standard ticket, including one drink
Tickets: Eventbrite Link. Booking a free ticket ensures you receive the final list of events and activities.

Event Schedule:

Stallholders Include:

  • Adam Draper: Architect
  • Amy Louise Communications: Communications, PR & Influencer Marketing
  • Crafty Commoners: Fabric accessories, bags, cushions, eye masks
  • Karen Hall: Art, greeting cards, Ikebana floral creations
  • Katz & Mouse: Organic baby clothes, accessories and toys
  • Mel Fessahaye: Pivotal Therapy, Elite Life Coach
  • More Curricular: Study skills workshops, handwriting and writing courses, family-friendly London walking tours and handwriting assessment apps
  • Nudrat Chatgai: Nutritionist, nutrition products
  • On A Level: Real Words for Real Lives greetings cards
  • Ringana: Organic skincare
  • Shruti Srivastava: Moonchild Yoga Wear

Taster Sessions:

  • 11:00 AM: Damon Birch, Primacura Training – First aid
  • 11:30 AM: Sam Bayston, Speakstraight – Social Media
  • 12:00 PM: Louise Downham, Louise Rose Photography – Video content (B-roll clips)
  • 12:30 PM: Navin Jaitlin – Sales Coaching
  • 2:00 PM: Maddalena Rodolfi – Embodied Movement
  • 2:30 PM: Laura Shimili Mears Photography – Mini headshots outdoors
  • 3:00 PM: Maria Lifestyle PA & Yoga Instructor – Yoga for kids
  • 3:00 PM: Selina Askem – Sleep coaching

For more information and to book your tickets, visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/july-summer-bash-small-business-network-tickets-900149640807?aff=oddtdtcreator

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