The Lighthouse Events 2020
While we remain in corona virus lockdown we will run all our events online via Zoom. We will email you a link to join before each event.
We run a range of events throughout the year. For full information on any specific event, and to book your place, please see our Eventbrite page.
Learning and productivity
Masterclasses - monthly
Free to members, £15 for non-members.
Each month we run an in-depth educational masterclass with a guest speaker on an aspect of entrepreneurial life. The aim is to help you to maximise your business productivity and profits. They offer a great opportunity to learn very practical skills that you can put into action immediately. They are also a chance to network with new people and find people to collaborate with. Members are welcome to host workshops for the community.
15 January 2020 - How to get your business stories into the local news
13 February 2020 - Build a Facebook Page that works for your business
18 March 2020 - How to start your own small business
15 April 2020 - How to build and use your mailing list
13 May 2020 - How to use Canva and market like a pro
10 June 2020 - How to use Pinterest and drive sales
Date TBC How to take great photos for social media
Get Sh*t Done Days - every Thursday; 9am – 5pm.
Our trademark productivity booster days for members. You know how your focus starts to slip towards the end of the week? Simply rock up to GSD Day bright and early, get your three priorities on the whiteboard with your fellow entrepreneurs, log on and crack on - the hum of productivity will lift your game as if by magic.
We run one networking event a month - either Tea & TED, Business book club or After Work Drinks. They are all free of charge (for now), and non-members are welcome to come along. Please let us know you're coming on Eventbrite.
Tea and TED - quarterly
'Ideas worth spreading' is at the heart of everything that TED does. Days of short talks, generally between 10 and 18 minutes long, are held at TED and TEDx events across the world, filmed and posted online for everyone and anyone to watch.
The talks are designed to expand our vision and knowledge, and are a great way of helping us to get out of a rut or comfort zone, and look at things from a different perspective. At Tea and TED you can stretch your mind: watch two TED talks and discuss them with your fellow business folk. Join us to generate new ideas and connections.
Tea & TED is held quarterly on the last Thursday of January, April, July and October. Book your place on Eventbrite.
Business Book Club - quarterly
Join us as we launch a new opportunity to learn, share experience, discuss ideas, network and get to know other local business people at our quarterly Business Book Club. Meetings will take place quarterly on the last Tuesday of February, May, August, and November.
Books to read for the May meeting are: The One Thing - Gary Keller and The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho (one or the other or both - it's up to you)
Book your place at Eventbrite.
After Work Drinks - quarterly
Let’s face it one of the only things we miss about traditional employment is the chance to unwind and shoot the breeze with a drink after work! Local self-employed people, small business owners and freelancers are cordially invited to join us for well-deserved after-work drinks:
31 March at The Swan,
30 June at The Marine,
29 September at The Harbour,
15 December at The Volunteer.
Let us know you're coming at Eventbrite.
Jelly South West and Open Days - 10am-3pm.
Jelly is a nationwide organisation promoting co-working that we are pleased to host at The Lighthouse on a regular basis in combination with our Open Day. If you want to come try check out The Lighthouse free of charge this is the day to drop by and see our beautiful space and meet some like-minded people.
Jelly dates for 2020 are all on a Tuesday: 21 January, 17 March, 21 April, 23 June, 22 September, 17 November.