Inspiring Enterprise: Building Better Opportunities
As a local employer, the Inspiring Enterprise programme may be of interest to you!
Amongst all the daily tasks of running a business, there are also the constant ebbs and flows of recruiting staff and sadly, during these unprecedented times, sometimes having to let people go. In reality, someone’s employment isn’t always secure and it’s a difficult situation to manage. So what can you do when you have had to decline a candidate or have had to end someone’s employment? One positive thing you can do is advise them of The Inspiring Enterprise programme!
The Inspiring Enterprise project is offering free support and mentoring to help individuals develop the ideas, confidence and skills needed to be your own boss and create a social enterprise. A social enterprise is a business that reinvests its profits for a social or an environmental cause; national organisations like the Big Issue or Divine Chocolate are great examples but most are smaller enterprises that benefit a local community; for example Donna offers Fabric sculpting workshops to aid mental well-being; Pauline offers table top gardening for the elderly in care homes. The possibilities are many and varied.
Inspiring Enterprise is funded by the Big Lottery and the ESF and allows us to offer a range of support and advice to help develop ideas. The project is made up of workshops that are completely flexible and can be easily fitted around an already busy lifestyle. Participants learn about everything from marketing to legal structures to finances, and could also be matched with a business mentor for further support.
For more information:
Call on 01962 854971