5 Steps To Launching And Growing Your Online Business

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5 Steps To Launching And Growing Your Online Business
Hey BYP Network,
It's week five of lockdown here in the UK and we're starting to feel a shift. Whilst we're all craving a return to normality, it's clear that things aren't going to be the same again for a while. Huge brands like Primark have gone from making £650m a month to making £0, offline events are being cancelled around the world and we've come to the realisation that all those meetings really could have been emails all along. The truth is, this pandemic has changed the way we work and it's made us realise that now, more than ever, we need to be prepared for the digital revolution. So, how can we play our part in getting our members ready? 
We've hosted a number of Instagram Lives in which we've discussed everything from global health and the economy to wellness and career advice. With our next Instagram Live all about strategy and innovation with Daniella Genas, I've personally been thinking about how to add value to the work we're doing in this current climate. It's this reason why I'll be hosting a webinar on April 30th for those who want to launch and grow an online business. Whether you want to start a side hustle, find a way to diversify your streams of income or just want to get a business idea off the ground, I'll be sharing my five steps for growing and launching a business.
I founded BYP Network three years ago, with the aim of making it a solution for black professionals struggling to find and connect with each other around the world. This experience has taught me so much, things I wish I'd known before I started. What started as an idea in my bedroom has since grown to become a revenue-generating business and a global network of over 40,000 members in 65 countries. I've grown BYP to include a digital platform, a podcast, job board, mentorship and ambassador programme. We're the company that hosted one of the largest leadership conferences in the UK with over fifty senior-level speakers, we've established partnerships with the likes of Facebook, Soho House and Accenture, and obtained over £200,000 in investment. I've been fortunate to speak on big stages such as Startup Grind and been named in Forbes 30 Under 30. I couldn't have expected such rapid growth, but there is a blueprint to starting and growing a business, and I've learnt a wealth about entrepreneurship over the years. Now, I want to share my knowledge and experience with you.
For this webinar, we ask for a donation of £10-£20. All funds raised will go to our £10,000 fund for our at-risk black key workers. Anyone who has already donated will receive an email invite to the event, so keep an eye on your inbox. For those who cannot afford the donation fee, this webinar is free.
Let's Get Innovating,
Kike Oniwinde
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Event Picks Of The Week
The Bold Money Group: Want to shift your mindset from consumer to producer? Digital Marketing Consulting Expert, James Prosper will be running this online session to help you change your life.
What I Do Webinar: Alexander Pemberton, Founder of Launch Seven & Tecric Hosting will be hosting a webinar about his career and day-to-day. Don't miss it!
Spotlight Members Of The Week
Natasha H is a blogger at Memoirs of Black Women and runs her own bookkeeping company.  
Thelma Z is an AAT qualified and CIMA part qualified accountant who has recently joined our network.
New Opportunities 
Founders of The Future Fellowship: This event marks the deadline of the application process for the Founders Of The Future Fellowship. If you're an aspiring tech startup founder, check it out!
Looking to change your relationship with your finances? Our wellness writer, Lildonia Lawrence has written a new blog on understanding your money personality. 
Check Out Our Job Board for Roles at Mazars, The London Clinic, Omnes Healthcare & More
Are you looking for employment? We're keeping our job board constantly updated with new roles across all skill levels. Whether you're looking for a temp role to cover you in this uncertain period or you're looking to make a career move, our job board has a wealth of positions for you to apply to.
We're raising a £10,000 fund for households which have family members risking their lives to work due to financial insecurities. This fund will support key workers in the black community who are immunocompromised, chronically ill, asthmatic, elderly or posing a risk to others within their households. If you are in need of temporary financial relief, apply here.
The COVID-19 pandemic is placing exceptional pressure on the NHS and medical colleagues need help and support more than ever. At this time, Omnes Healthcare is looking for a Dermatology Specialist and Cardiac Physiologist to join their mobile and remote service clinics. 
Looking for a graduate trainee position? A brilliant opportunity has arisen at Mazars. If you're looking to get into risk assurance, consider applying for this Risk Assurance Graduate Trainee role.
The London Clinic is one of the UK's largest independently owned non-profit hospitals. They are currently in need of additional staff, including a Senior Staff Nurse role and an MRI Clinical Specialist Radiographer
In Conversation With A Strategy & Innovation Expert
This Friday at 7pm (GMT+1), we'll be back for another Instagram Live special, and this time, we're speaking to Daniella Genas, a multi-award winning strategy and innovation expert.

Daniella will be giving useful and practical advice on how to both be innovative and strategic during a pandemic, from how to start a business or a side hustle, to the importance of calculated and future-minded thinking.
Want to learn how you can use strategy and innovation to thrive during this period? If so, make sure to join us on Friday!
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Help Us Hit £10,000 For Our Black Key Workers
We're raising £10k for black key workers risking their lives to work due to financial insecurity. We're now £1k away from the £10k mark. Can you help us get there?
This fund will support key workers in the black community who are immunocompromised, chronically ill, asthmatic, elderly or posing a risk to others within their household.
We need your support! All who donate to the £10k fund will automatically receive an invite to our grow and launch your own business online webinar!
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