The Programme:

First Steps in Social Enterprise helps you to take the steps to turn your idea into a business.  The programme also provides expert advice and support for existing business.

Held on Saturdays. Running between April and July, First Steps in Social Enterprise for BME Women is a 12-week training and mentoring business support programme delivered by high quality experienced specialists.  

Learners will:

  • Work through your social enterprise idea in a peer environment.
  • Understand and map the mission critical areas of a business plan, engaging practical tools, legal and financial knowledge and business theory to your social enterprise.
  • Work through the product, the market, the viability, human resources, profitability, delivery plan, quality assurance systems and social impact issues in a peer context.

Applications for the course are now open and the application form can be downloaded from the Olmec website.

Who’s it for:

  • Women from minority/migrant backgrounds with a social enterprise idea.
  •  People with a social enterprise idea that is migrant/minority led or community  benefiting.
  •  * Migrants are defined as anyone born outside the UK who is now residing here.

 * Minority led refers to Black Minority Ethnic


The is a FREE programme.  First Steps in Social Enterprise for BME Women is part of a partnership project delivered by Olmec and funded by Metropolitan and Big Give.

Apply Now!

Applications for the  FREE 12 week First Steps in Enterprise programme is open.  The closing date for applications in on 21st April 2017.

To Apply:
To download an application form and for more details on how to apply please visit

For more information

If you want to discuss the programme or if you need help in filling in the form, please call Olmec on 0207 688 8019 or 0207 688 8020.