Free interactive 8 week business course for all residents

Confusion, anger, frustration, sadness, worry, cashflow stress? We are all feeling it,  especially since coronavirus descended on us all those weeks ago.

Whether you have been recently laid off, your business has suddenly stopped, or you have been struggling to find work for several years, it can be hard to see the wood for the trees. Tree Shepherd, a local social enterprise who run GLOWS in Tulse Hill, are here to help.

They are harnessing the power of our community, our experts, our friends and neighbours, to bring you a brand new course which can help you turn this around, to build your confidence,  help you start a profitable business, and turn the stress into success.

Starting on 13 May 2020, the new Employ Yourself course comprises 8 weeks of 2 hour sessions with a tutor in a classroom environment, free, meeting you at whatever stage you are at – whether you have an initial business idea or need to take a difficult look at a failing business and get it thriving again. They will help you move into test trading, registering, becoming profitable and seeing opportunities in this difficult time. They will cover every aspect of business from identifying audiences, managing finances, finding your USP, getting online, marketing, and much more. Most importantly – you will have  a lot of fun and stories that will last a lifetime!

Trainer Georgina Wilson has worked with Tree Shepherd for many years and as well as running several successful businesses she has also had enormous success in building confidence, releasing potential and facilitating hundreds of successful entrepreneurs.

Enrolment day is on on 6 May, but registration will continue for the coming few weeks. Register now at or for more information please go to

You can also contact the friendly team on or call 0203 948 3020.

We are funded by the European Social Fund and Paddington Development Trust. To be eligible you must be:

  • over 18
  • currently or recently unemployed
  • live within the London Borough of Southwark or Lambeth or Westminster

The course will be delivered over 8 weeks starting on 13 May over Zoom, so access to a computer and wifi / data is important.

Let’s turn this COVID nightmare into the best decision you ever made…. why not give it a go?