Collaborative Business

Have you ever wanted to sell something you’ve made? Collaborative Business is a chance to start a business collective with other residents of Barking and Dagenham. Residents get to test their business ideas and learn new skills, from designing and making products to selling them at pop up shops or market stalls.

These Collaborative Business programmes have flexible hours and will take place at the borough’s public makerspace: The Warehouse, 47 Thames Road, IG11 0HQ. By signing up to any of these programmes you will become a member of the Warehouse. Being a member of the Warehouse gives you access to shared spaces, tools and machines, equipment and an industrial kitchen.


Any resident of Barking and Dagenham can be part of the Collaborative Business programmes. You must register to any programme you would like to join by 1 April 2019. Registration forms for each programme are listed with the programme details.

 

WHAT YOU CAN JOIN:

Food Programmes

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Join Pantry, Baked and Everyone’s Kitchen to make and sell your food products. We also have an exciting food day.


 

Warehouse Workshops

Making Programmes

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Join Design+Make+Sell, Launch Lab Sprint and Sustainable Fashion to design, make and sell something.


 

Tours

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Join any workshop to learn more about having a business and making stuff at the Warehouse.

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Join a tour of inspiration and learn from up and running makers and food traders.

 
 

Some Ideas Of Collaborative Business

Food   People who like to cook and want to start a new food business will benefit from the Business Incubator programme with specialist support to grow food, design food products, cafes or restaurants, develop branding and understanding of the financial principles of food businesses.

Food

People who like to cook and want to start a new food business will benefit from the Business Incubator programme with specialist support to grow food, design food products, cafes or restaurants, develop branding and understanding of the financial principles of food businesses.

Childcare   Families working together to develop Childcare Cooperatives have proved to be exciting in neighbourhoods across the world. Parents who wish to share in the care of their children are often attracted to the many co-operatives, which are often 40% cheaper than regular nurseries.

Childcare

Families working together to develop Childcare Cooperatives have proved to be exciting in neighbourhoods across the world. Parents who wish to share in the care of their children are often attracted to the many co-operatives, which are often 40% cheaper than regular nurseries.

Finance   People have lots of new ideas for developing helpful tools for managing money, budgeting or micro-lending or micro-investing. From local currencies, to credit unions, bitcoins or apps designed to keep family spending on track, new financial organisations and products can help to improve the financial stability of individuals and families.

Finance

People have lots of new ideas for developing helpful tools for managing money, budgeting or micro-lending or micro-investing. From local currencies, to credit unions, bitcoins or apps designed to keep family spending on track, new financial organisations and products can help to improve the financial stability of individuals and families.

Manufacturing   The Every One Every Day Warehouse will have access to specialist equipment and materials to support people designing and testing new products. From digital manufacturing (CNC, 3D printing, laser cutting) through hand tooled and crafted products, the equipment and support will be available for people to learn new skills and grow ideas.

Manufacturing

The Every One Every Day Warehouse will have access to specialist equipment and materials to support people designing and testing new products. From digital manufacturing (CNC, 3D printing, laser cutting) through hand tooled and crafted products, the equipment and support will be available for people to learn new skills and grow ideas.

Environment   Co-ops and businesses that care for habitats, generating distributed forms energy from solar and wind, creating clever ways of dealing with waste through to recycling and energy production. The possibilities for enviromental community businesses are endless.

Environment

Co-ops and businesses that care for habitats, generating distributed forms energy from solar and wind, creating clever ways of dealing with waste through to recycling and energy production. The possibilities for enviromental community businesses are endless.

Retail   Many people dream of opening a retail business, selling their own products or creating collections of products and services. The business incubator programme will help individuals and teams reduce the risks of starting a new retail business by understanding their potential customers, designing retail combinations that they can test in the real world, with real people.

Retail

Many people dream of opening a retail business, selling their own products or creating collections of products and services. The business incubator programme will help individuals and teams reduce the risks of starting a new retail business by understanding their potential customers, designing retail combinations that they can test in the real world, with real people.