Small Business Network Hosts Inaugural Local Businesses Summer Bash in Balham

Press Release: June 17, 2024

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Small Business Network Hosts Inaugural Local Businesses Summer Bash in Balham
BALHAM, UK. 17th June, 2024 - The Small Business Network is excited to announce its inaugural Local Businesses Summer Bash, set to take place on 7th July 2024 at The Bedford pub in Balham. This vibrant community event will offer a lively marketplace, engaging taster sessions for both adults and children, and a chance to connect with fellow community members and local businesses over drinks.

Attendees will have the opportunity to explore an array of market stalls featuring diverse products, from handcrafted art prints and cards to organic baby clothes and yoga apparel. Children can enjoy face painting sessions and yoga classes, while adults can participate in practical workshops covering topics such as first aid, social media, video content creation, sales techniques, voice coaching, and embodied movement. Mini headshot sessions will also be available to enhance your online presence.

Laura Shimili Mears, Event Organizer, 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, Louise Rose Photography, says, "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

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