LEICESTERSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL FREE COURSE - Would you like to Start your own business?

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JoanneLeics Wed 25-Nov-15 12:14:42


Have you ever had a great idea for a business, but never got beyond the idea?

Did you take a career break, but are now ready to get back to work?

Have you already started your own business, but feel it’s time to move to the next level?

Do you need to improve your understanding of how to use digital technology to make a business work better?

If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then the Idea to Enterprise programme could be for you. The programme offers a mix of training sessions, networking opportunities, business refreshers and one to one business mentoring.

The programme is entirely free to women living in the county of Leicestershire.

As a programme participant you will receive:

•An informal, face to face consultation to talk through your specific ideas, needs and obstacles

•2 telephone sessions with your own professional business mentor

•Group business coaching for a half day

•A networking and confidence building training day

•Financial planning and business advice

•Up to 3 digital training days covering topics like using social media, selling over the internet, digital marketing, blogging for business or cloud computing

•A conference day on 18 Match 2016 with inspirational talks from business women, including Women & Equalities Minister Nicky Morgan MP, seminars on a range of business topics, and advice for how to continue to find support after the programme has finished

•Email advice and information sheets from all the training sessions on the programme

•Peer support and networking with other business women in your local area.

The programme is designed deliberately with women in mind. Training start/finish times take into account family commitments, and venues for training are distributed as far as possible around the county so that travelling times are kept as short as possible.

Once you sign up, you’ll be asked to fill in a quick questionnaire to tell us about your business ideas, and what help you might need. We will ring you to organise a face to face consultation session, and off you go!
Idea to Enterprise runs until 31 March 2016, places are limited, and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis until 25 January 2016. The programme is open for you to register NOW.

To sign up for free, or to find our more, please email:


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