Shed your fears with programme

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Banbridge Enterprise centre has encouraged all budding entrepreneurs in the Banbridge area to shed their fears about self employment and working for themselves by taking part in Exploring Enterprise3 Programme.

If you feel that working for yourself could be a real possibility then the Exploring Enterprise3 Programme is the ideal platform to help you get your ideas off the ground.

Exploring Enterprise3 Programme is part-funded through the Northern Ireland European Social Fund Programme 2014-2020, the Department for the Economy, Enterprise Northern Ireland and the Local Enterprise Agencies. Banbridge Enterprise centre has also received funding assistance from Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council.

The Exploring Enterprise3 Programme offers an opportunity to talk to an advisor about specific fears and worries and will help to come up with a plan to move your ideas forward.

Informal training sessions will help explore whether self employment is the right option for you by helping you to access the various elements involved in starting a business.

On completion of training an adviser will be assigned who will guide you through the next steps. The help and support received at this stage is completely tailored to your specific needs and will be delivered on a one-to-one basis.

It can include practical help like setting up a business Facebook page for you, assistance with designing business leaflets, helping to set up a record keeping system or providing training in marketing.

Even if you decide that self employment may not be right for you the programme can help look at other employability options and will help with CV preparation, interview skills, identifying training needs etc.

This free programme is an Enterprise Northern Ireland initiative, which is specifically designed to help unemployment and under-represented groups to get back into the labour market.

You will also be working towards an accredited qualification, a QCF Level 1 in Understanding Business Enterprise upon successful completion of the programme.

To find out more contact Ciara at BDEL on 028 4066 2260 or email ciara@bdelonline.com.