Speed Mentoring: Building your business as a Black entrepreneur

, 10:00 - 13:00 FREE
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Since the Black Lives Matter movement, Black-owned enterprises have experienced a growth in visibility but navigating the business world has its challenges if you don’t have the right tools. 

Our Speed mentoring sessions are here to give you insights, tangible tips and advice from experts to help you build your future. 

Growing your business doesn't have to be a painful process. We invite you to take this opportunity to gain advice from our trusted experts on how you can develop your business as a Black entrepreneur. Learn how to enter new markets, expand your business to new channels or even develop your offering to reach new customers. 

Wellness and wellbeing within business is also key part of business growth, and this speed-mentoring session will include an opportunity to ask about how to build confidence and resilience, as an entrepreneur.

Attendees at the event will meet experts and sector leaders who will advise on how businesses and aspiring business owners and innovators can maximize their online presence, scale-up their business, and also gain an opportunity to speak with like-minded individuals.

Our expert mentors for this event comprise of:

Rasheed Ogunlaru

Rasheed Ogunlaru is a leading life and leadership coach, motivational speaker and author of Soul Trader: Putting the heart back into your business. His unique ‘become who you are’ approach helps people of all backgrounds find fulfilment and progress in all areas of lives, careers, relationships and businesses – starting within.

Seema Rampersad

Seema works as a business librarian in the Business & IP Centre at the British Library where she supports starting-ups and growing businesses. Seema serves on SLA (Special Libraries Association) Board of Directors as President-Elect, and she also volunteers in her local community.

Yemisi Mokuolu

Yemisi Mokuolu is an accomplished independent producer and creative business consultant working globally to support entrepreneurs realise their initiatives for social impact and cultural change. She founded Hatch Events in 2003 to raise the profile of African arts and Hatch Africa in 2013 to offer specialist business support.  

Nicola Millington

Nicola Millington, is the founder of FP Comms, Marketing With Love Digital, and the Fire PR Club. She has worked in PR across many sectors over her 20-plus years in this sector.


Name: Speed Mentoring: Building your business as a Black entrepreneur
Where: Business & IP Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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When: , 10:00 - 13:00
Price: Admission: Free entry
Enquiries: bipcworkshops@bl.uk
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