Our EnterprisingYou programme supports those who are already self-employed to grow their business in Greater Manchester. During the last few months we’ve received some great success stories from our clients, read a few of them below. If you’re self-employed in Greater Manchester and want some support visit > https://peopleplusenterprise.co.uk/EnterprisingYou Shanela Choudary Shanela offers holistic cupping therapies and fertility treatments. Her one to one sessions at her local Dentist practice have ceased due to Covid 19. However, we encouraged her to integrate technology into her business by using Whats App video., and her 16 year old daughter gave her a quick tutorial in using the social media platform so she could undertake fertility consultations. These have been a huge success, gaining worldwide bookings and an increase of positive feedback on her Instagram channel. She is now looking at incorporating more video into her business, by setting up a dedicated YouTube Channel. The confidence she has gained from the success of her online consultations will result in Shanela continuing to go upwards and upwards with her business. Adrian Little Prior to EnterprisingYou, Adrian was able to get an average of two low paid photography jobs per month, earning around £300 – £400 pcm. He now works for the most exclusive property agency in Cheshire and has 3-4 jobs per week! His love of photographing large buildings using his 3D technology is supported by his work providing the images for multi million pound listings of homes. Adrian has received financial advice and has accessed our bespoke Health & Wellbeing support and was coached by our colleague Adam and this has built his self-confidence. Adam has helped Adrian to network with agencies and to gain feedback as well as teaching him how to showcase his work to high end agents. Helena Hart Helena has a crowdfunding page and her aim is to make £5,000 to buy a more eco-friendly (and child friendly) engraving machine. Adam suggested this idea to her and helped her to set the page up; and had previously recorded that she felt her business was being impacted by COVID. In June she reported that this was no longer the case due to our coaching and we are delighted to see the impact we are able to have on her journey to business growth. Helena accessed training courses on marketing, as well as Health & Wellbeing support and was given the opportunity to network at the Lloyds networking event. She has also been supported to apply for an Arts Council grant which fingers crossed she will receive. Is you’re self-employed in Greater Manchester and want some support visit > https://peopleplusenterprise.co.uk/EnterprisingYou
If you’re self-employed or running a business in Greater Manchester, you can now benefit from a new and exciting programme. EnterprisingYou. This will be delivered by PeoplePlus Enterprise and the Growth Company.
PeoplePlus is delighted to announce that it is has been awarded ‘One to Watch’ accreditation for the first time in this year’s Best Companies survey. This is a special status for organisations with strong workplace engagement and companies that show promising signs for the future. As an organisation with a mission to change the lives of a million people by 2022, we know that having happy, motivated employees will help us deliver excellent service for our learners and for our employers. We’re proud of this award and proud of all our colleagues who make PeoplePlus such a special place to work. We’re committed to making a positive difference in the world and that starts with making a positive difference to our colleagues’ lives.
We recently completed delivering our Enterprise Learning Plus programme supporting people into self-employment through classroom teaching and online learning. We used The Enterprise Hub to guide our learners through the stages of starting a business from idea generation, acquiring customers, promoting your business and building relationships through to sales, networking and growth. Kevin, one of our learners on the programme, decided to do the course fully online with the help of The Enterprise Hub. We asked him why; “I wanted to be able to do the learning as and when I wanted so liked the idea of being able to work at my own pace. I liked being able to be at home but still learn.” “I found the system really easy to navigate. The tone of the learning was just right. It wasn’t patronising but it wasn’t too technical straight away. It built up my understanding as I went along so I wasn’t overwhelmed by the business terminology. It started to sink in.” Kevin worked with our business advisor Arthur in Liverpool to start his own business as a driving instructor and after completing the course he is now up and running with his business. He is working around Prescot & Huyton and is still in touch with Arthur on a regular basis in case he needs anything further. At PeoplePlus Enterprise we know that everyone learns differently and that’s why we’ve built into The Enterprise Hub a variety of different resources from videos, blog posts, podcasts, how-to guides, download-able content and more to present the journey through self-employment in a way that’s accessible for everyone. Every business is different just as every person is different, so why would your learning be the same? You can try The Enterprise Hub for yourself and see how it works for your customers or your business here: https://peopleplus.co.uk/about-self-employment/the-enterprise-hub/
Couple made redundant on the same day launch new webcasting agency A Manchester couple have used their respective redundancies as a platform to launch their own business.
This weekend we attend the Manchester Youth Market at King Street in Manchester. The youth market is an opportunity for young entrepreneurs to showcase and sell their products without having to pay large upfront costs for stalls and space to trade.
Last week we visited ‘Lina’s Authentic Portuguese Kitchen’ in Salford where one of our customers, Lina, was launching her restaurant with a select group of special guests including friends, family, colleagues at Salford Shopping Centre and Darren Pond, Lina’s PeoplePlus Enterprise Business Advisor.
This is part of a new project to explore the issues individuals face when going into self-employment aged 50 and over.