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Enterprise Programme (Self Employment)

This month we start our Enterprise Project which is all about helping young people who possibly want to start their own business. We are holding workshops with business people telling their story about their journey. A select few young people from the workshops will then go onto the next phase of the project where they will be mentored by individuals who are running their own business. Any one is welcome to attend the workshops below.

Level One: Raising awareness of self-employment. these half-day workshops will give young people an insight into the advantages and opportunities of being self-employed. The workshop aims to share knowledge to give awareness of self-employment and raise the aspirations of those who have never considered self-employment. Workshops will be delivered by local self-employed business people with engaging stories to tell.

Level 1 workshops dates and times:

 Linden HouseBury St Edmunds, IP33 3DJ 12th October 10.00 – 10.45
  12th October 10.45 – 11.30
  12th October 11.30 – 12.15
 Linden HouseBury St Edmunds, IP33 3DJ 17th October 11.00 – 11.45
  17th October 11.45 – 12.30
  17th October 12.30 – 13.00
 The Old Crown Court, Civic Dr, Ipswich IP1 2DX10th October1.00 – 1.45
 10th October1.45 – 2.30 and 2.30 – 3.00
 The Old Crown Court, Civic Dr, Ipswich IP1 2DX20th October1.00 – 1.45
 20th October1.45 – 2.30
 School Rd, Lowestoft NR33 9NB12th October1.00 – 1.45
 12th October1.45 – 2.30 and 2.30 – 3.00

Level Two:

10 ‘graduates’ of our Level One workshop will then take a part in a part-time 6-week course which develops the skills and knowledge needed to become self-employed whilst building on the talent and business idea of the participant. The course will run 2 days a week, 1-day being classroom-based, the second with their mentor. The final week will run all 5 days and be an intensive run-up to the Enterprise Live days. Participants will be assigned a business mentor who will work with them and support them on their journey to the live day and towards self-employment. They will also receive the opportunity to pitch for a carefully managed monetary investment (up to £250) to help launch their Enterprise Live business with the intention that the investment would be returned with a targeted profit, as part of their business planning process.

Starts WC 31st October

Finishes WC 5th December

Classroom location for YP – Virtual and Face to Face

1 day with a mentor each week (6 days with a mentor in total) – This can be a few hours a week and flexible with mentor’s time.

1 day in the classroom each week – Monday’s 10.30 – 2) – This will be learning more about self-employment, finance, marketing etc, to equip the young people with knowledge.

Final week (this will be mainly classroom based but mentors can also have an insight into the pitch and support their young person to present their idea.

Please contact jackiep@inspiresuffolk.org.uk to find out more.