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Become the best entrepreneur you can be

Have you got an idea for a business but not sure where to start? Do you want to explore what’s involved in running a successful business? Are you looking for an opportunity to develop your skills as an entrepreneur? This is your chance to make it happen.

Enterprise gives you the vital business know-how and confidence to grow from budding entrepreneur into successful business owner. This free online programme from The Prince’s Trust offers easy-access learning workshops, 1-2-1 support to help you achieve your goals, and the opportunity to secure funding for your business.

Online applications will open again soon.

Interested? Start something today. Tell us more about you and we’ll be in touch as soon as possible to talk you through the next steps.

This is a 4 day programme and runs regularly. Complete an application or chat to us for more info and upcoming dates.

Enterprise is a new programme being tested and is currently only available in London and the South of England.

What's Involved?

Working with 18 to 30 year olds across the UK to turn big ideas into reality, we’ve helped more than 86,000 young people to start their own business – and you could be next.

The Enterprise programme is delivered in four stages, each designed to boost your development and support your plans for the future…

1. Welcome Session

Our programme kicks off with a free welcome session. We'll tell you how we can support you and, if the programme is right for you, we'll invite you to attend our full course of online workshops.

2. Explore Enterprise Course

The Explore Enterprise course brings you four interactive online workshops geared to give you access to the skills you need to start your own business.

Our workshops tap into a wide range of business topics to help you prepare for self-employment. You’ll learn about everything from business planning and marketing, to sales, budgeting and tax. And, get the chance to meet like-minded people along the way.

The course is split up into four full days with each day running from 9:45am – 4:15pm.

Each day will cover a variety of business topics:

Day 1 - Exploring Self-Employment

What’s the difference between being self-employed and employed? How can you get started? Get to know the ins and outs of starting a business.

What we'll cover

  • Pros and cons of self-employment and employment
  • The legal structures of a business
  • Personal financial budgeting
  • Talk from an inspirational speaker

Day 2 - Marketing and Sales

Explore what we mean by ‘brand’, the core principles of effective marketing, and how to develop your selling skills to drive success.

What we'll cover

  • The four P’s of marketing
  • Branding
  • Who is your typical customer?
  • Promoting your business
  • Selling techniques

Day 3 - Tax and Business Finance

Learn how to keep your business income and outgoings in check, understand the fundamentals of tax, and lay the foundations of a robust finance model.

What we'll cover

  • What is tax?
  • How to calculate Income tax and National Insurance
  • Record keeping and business expenses
  • Pricing, breakeven and cash flow
  • Sales and purchase ledgers

Day 4 - The Business Plan and What’s Next

Begin to build everything you’ve learned into your business plan. Find out what support The Trust can offer you after the programme has finished, whatever you decide to do next.

What we'll cover

  • Business plan breakdown
  • Mentoring
  • What’s next on the Enterprise Programme?

3. Build Your Business

Once you’ve completed our online workshops, it's time to start building your business. We'll provide you with 1-2-1 support as you plan and test your ideas.

You'll even have the opportunity to apply for funding.

This is where most of your time will be spent as you work to apply everything you have learned with The Prince’s Trust to take your business forward.

4. Launch Your Business

Before you launch your business, you'll get the chance to present your business plan to our Business Launch Group. Their job is to ensure your idea is viable and sustainable.

Don’t worry, there are no dragons here. It’s designed to be a positive experience for you – to ensure there are no weak points in your plan and give you the full confidence to make a success of your launch. There’s also additional start-up finance support if you need it.

Workshop Content [Sneak Peak]

Get a taster of the Explore Enterprise workshops…

What I Wish I Knew
Prince’s Trust Enterprise programme finisher Elspeth Humm shares what she’s learned since starting her own business.
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Top Tips for Young Entrepreneurs PDF
Take your business ideas to the next level with top tips from the Enterprise team at The Prince's Trust.
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Jazmin Lee's journey from Enterprise Programme to business owner

The Prince's Trust helped me see the bigger picture and make a business out of my passion
Jazmin Lee, 2019 NatWest Enterprise Award winner

What Are You Waiting For?

With the support of The Prince’s Trust you can kick-start your journey as an entrepreneur. Even during the most challenging times, we’re here to help you develop your skills, build confidence, and achieve something remarkable.

If the Enterprise programme sounds like a good match for you, share your details today and we’ll be in touch as soon as possible to talk you through next steps.

Online applications will open again soon.

Interested? Start something today. Tell us more about you and we’ll be in touch as soon as possible to talk you through the next steps.

This is a 4 day programme and runs regularly. Complete an application or chat to us for more info and upcoming dates.

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