Go For It Programme (Regional Start Initiative) 2013-2014
We can help you get started and Go For It!
Your Business Advisor will also assist you with:
Contact East Belfast Enterprise to arrange an appointment with our Enterprise Executive by calling 028 9094 2010 or email Reception@eastbelfast.org
Steps To Work
Are you unemployed and looking for the opportunity to start your own business?
Steps to Work (StW) is a Department for Employment and Learning (DEL) initiative that became widely available on 29th September 2008, after a successful pilot from April 2007 across four Jobs & Benefits Offices.
Steps to Work is described as a new and fresh approach to assisting people find gainful employment. Its menu-based approach provides a flexible way to help people with their individual employment and training needs.
The programme effectively enables individuals an opportunity to set up in business and Test Trade for a period of up to 26 weeks, whilst still retaining their benefits and gaining an additional weekly training allowance of 15.38.
People claiming Jobseekers Allowance, Incapacity Benefit or Income Support are all eligible for support!
Benefits of the Programme:
As a Steps To Work Self Employment Option provider, East Belfast Enterprise, will help you explore your business idea through our Start A Business Programme and then provide support and ongoing advice during your Test Trading period.
Think it might be of interest? Then Contact Kat on 90 942 010 for more information, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Exploring Enterprise is a free pre start enterprise programme which enables participants to identify a viable business idea whilst allowing them to work towards achieving a recognised qualification. East Belfast Enterprise delivers this programme locally on behalf of Enterprise Northern Ireland.
The objective of the programme is to increase awareness and offer training and development to potential entrepreneurs from disadvantaged communities and underrepresented groups (e.g. lone parents; women, the over fifties; youth and ethnic minorities). Participants must be unemployed and over 16 years of age.
Participants do not need to have a specific business idea to join; as the programme provides a complete overview and insight into starting a business.
On successful completion of this CCEA accredited training course participants will be awarded QCF Level 2 in Understanding Business Enterprise after undertaking accredited modules in Self-Assessment, Marketing, Finance and Planning in Business.
This programme is part funded by the European Social Fund and the Department for Employment & Learning.
To Find out more information Contact Lisa Barwise at East Belfast Enterprise on 028 90 942 010 or email email@example.com
Lipstick & Money 2
The Lipstick & Money 2 programme is an exciting programme that East Belfast Enterprise have been running for 6 years, helping to give women who have been unemployed, new confidence to get back into employment or self-employment. Lipstick & Money 2 is offered at your local community centre with this year’s clients having the option to gain a OCF Level 2 qualification in Understanding Business Enterprise.
This programme is designed to help motivate females, providing them with tools and confidence to help them focus towards employment or self-employment.
To find out more information contact Lisa Kennedy at East Belfast Enterprise on 028 90 942 010 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Health2Wealth is a new innovative programme aimed towards unemployed people interested in the Fitness Industry. Working with our partner organisation Leisure Industry Academy, we provide advice and training to clients who are wanting to explore the option of self-employment in Health and Fitness.
All in a Short 4 Week Course!
To find out more information contact Kelly at East Belfast Enterprise on 028 90 942 010 or email email@example.com
Megabytes is a new exciting programme designed to provide training and support for those looking to launch businesses Online or using online tools. The programme aims to inspire and motivate youth that are finding it difficult to gain employment, to explore the option of self-employment and identify this as a viable alternative. All participants receive a recognised qualification QCF Level 2 in Understanding Business Enterprise, on completion of the course.