School for Social Entrepreneurs - Self-employment toolkit for social ventures
School for Social Entrepreneurs - Self-employment toolkit for social ventures

School for Social Entrepreneurs - Self-employment toolkit for social ventures


  10am - 4pm

This session will highlight the key ‘first steps’ in starting something and working for yourself. This will be an incredibly practical session focussed entirely on identifying and sharing useful tools and resources to use directly within a self-employed context. Whether you are joining this session to further your passion, get a new project off the ground or to launch a brand new business idea, this workshop is made for people who are striking out on their own with a new, exciting idea.

This session will be tailored to the specific audience of individual participants in the room, building on their own experiences and stories and answering your questions direct.

Who It’s For

  • Anyone curious about starting any kind of new (social) venture.
  • Those newly self-employed or thinking about becoming self-employed.
  • An audience who are considering a ‘portfolio career’ of whatever kind that may be.

What You’ll Learn

You will learn the essential steps to starting a business or venture of any kind – from soft skills to technical experience, and everything in between. With a range of useful ‘takeaway’ tools and resources to support the learning process.

What To Expect

An interactive session, that is tailored to the unique audience in the room. We will apply the learning materials directly to real-life experiences and example case studies from within the group itself.

Date and Timings

Dates for the course are as follows:

  • Thursday 4 May 2023
  • Wednesday 12 July 2023

The course runs from  10.00am – 4.00pm.


All our learning will be taking place in live online sessions until further notice. Joining details will be emailed to you in the run up to the workshop.

About the facilitator

Peter Ptashko FRSA is a social entrepreneur, funder and supporter of social entrepreneurs and currently an independent entrepreneurship change management consultant working with a range of clients across the Public and Private sectors. He holds a series of leadership and Board-level positions across these two sectors.

He has over 10 years of experience working in the field of Social Enterprise globally, having launched his first venture back in 2005 – raising £25,000 in only 7 hours. Since then he has worked for UnLtd: the UK foundation for social entrepreneurs, supporting thousands of social entrepreneurs to start and grow their businesses across (in particular) the Youth and Education sectors, securing an investment of almost £10m for universities across England, in collaboration with the UK Government.

He is the former Director of the Global Social Entrepreneurship Network (GSEN), leading its 60 members in over 70 countries to better support social entrepreneurs around the world – providing them a voice and capacity to flourish wherever they may be. Before this he was based in their Mexico City office, with a focus on Impact Investment across Latin America.

He launched Cambio in 2019 as a response to the growing need for mainstream, high quality, internationally-informed and tailored support to social entrepreneurs in the UK, and beyond.


For this one day workshop plus all course materials you pay:

Organisational turnover £1m + £169
Organisational turnover £500,000 – £1m £149
Organisational turnover £100,000 – £499,999 £129
Organisational turnover £50,000 – £99,999 £109

Organisational turnover less than £50,000

or individuals unattached to an organisation



Book now:

Book your place immediately with a credit or debit card via our website using Stripe, our payment processor. We’ll send you a booking confirmation right away (check your spam too).

Please only request an invoice if absolutely necessary and if it is for an amount over £100.

Please note our terms and conditions: we can offer a full refund provided you give us at least 7 days’ notice (within 7 days you can substitute the participant for someone else). 


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