Start is for budding entrepreneurs who want to take their first steps into self-employment or business ownership, with bitesize and practical advice to help you every step of the way.
Our Start activities are designed to support you to take practical steps towards being employed, self-employed or start a business. All activities are delivered at various locations and times to run flexibly around your life.
Self-employment pathways: Whether you like the idea of being your own boss but don’t have a business idea or you have a business idea but need support to get it off the ground, we have the tools and the right people to support you.
Through business mentoring, 1:2:1 coaching, experience-based learning and practical workshops, we’ll help get you to where you want to be.
Employment pathways: Whether you’ve set a career-based goal through our Explore activities or this is your first interaction with us, our personal development coaches will be able to support you with clear guidance and practical stepping stones to help you land the job of your dreams. Your journey may require work experience, further education/training or help with job application processes. Whatever the pathway, we have an experienced team keen to support you.
Our Start activities:
“We meet so many people with excellent ideas and a passion to explore self-employment and starting up their own business, but often don’t know where to start. I like to seize opportunities to gain a further insight into people and their ideas before exploring and developing an action plan together. This enables me to gain a full fact find and assist with action planning prior to meeting our team of experienced business advisers.”
Tracey, our Client Relationship Lead