This the first stage of the Outset programme and includes 8 x 3 hour workshops designed to help people decide if self-employment is the right choice for them.
We say to our clients: “Give us 24 hours of your life and we’ll help you change the rest of it.”
Throughout ‘Introduction to Enterprise’, clients work to identify their own skills and strengths and use them to develop their business ideas. They learn the importance of real market research to de-risk their business concepts and look at barriers that might get in their way to achieving their enterprise goals. They also learn about the reality of running a business, touching on marketing and sales techniques.
By the final workshop, each client produces a feasibility document for their business idea. This gives them and their advisor a clear indication of whether they have the potential to launch a sustainable business and progress on to Business start-up, the second stage of our programme.