Igniting Business Ambitions project offers FREE one to one support, plus online workshops and business support sessions. The programme starts with a two hour appointment with Nicky Kent Business and Social Enterprise Advisor, followed by online individual / group workshops and direct support during Nicky's Facebook Group 'Office Hours' . The duration of the programme may vary due to your individual circumstances, but will usually consists of approx 12 hours in total support, and/or until you're formally trading (making some money) - registered with HMRC, or your business is registered with the appropriate regulatory body, e.g. Companies House.
There will be homework to complete between support sessions and workshops, but don't worry you will get weekly support reviews if needed with advisor Nicky Kent, who can help if you get stuck.
This is a great opportunity for you to have the business you always dreamed of.
If the business support and workshop content proves to be unsuitable for your individual needs we will help you to find a volunteering opportunity, work placement, or employment. Alternatively, we may be able to refer you to another "Building Better Opportunities" support organisations, better placed to help you get where you want to go.
To register in the first instance please click on link below to book your first appointment where you will be directed to answer some eligibility questions. You will need to answer all the questions before you are provisionally booked onto the programme. We use this information to check you are eligible for free support. Please don't be put off or phased by the questions, or paperwork we send you. If you're finding them difficult to answer or complete, please ask us for help.
You must live or intend to operate your business in the Shropshire, Telford or Wrekin area, not be in Work (unemployed or economically inactive) and you must agree to provide the required proof to be eligible and complete the necessary paperwork to gain FREE support.
Please contact Nicky Kent on email@example.com or Tel: 07866 786142 if you are struggling to use the online booking system.
PLEASE CLICK ON ONE OF THE HIGHLIGHTED DATES YOU CAN MAKE TO CONTINUE BOOKING YOUR APPOINTMENT. ONCE ON THE PROGRAMME YOU WILL BE GIVEN NEW APPOINTMENT LINKS TO BOOK FURTHER APPOINTMENTS.
You are responsible for managing your own appointments, you can book, reschedule or cancel to suit your needs.
If your booking date and time remains on the system I will assume you need the appointment and will turn up at our agreed location - do not rely on texts, or emails to notify me of non-attendance although if sent in addition to cancelling/rescheduling through Acuity Scheduling this is fine.
If you cancel without rebooking I will have no way of knowing what the reason is for your non-attendance so please email me to let me know how things are, or if you no longer want to receive support.
When attending appointments I do my very best to get to our agreed location on time. Just occasionally my day doesn't quite go to plan, for example because of traffic delays, difficult parking, or previous meetings slightly running over (historically no more than 15 minutes) which sometimes puts my daily schedule out. If I'm going to be late for any reason I will try to text you as soon as I know I cannot get to you on time. Please check your mobile phone for messages and be assured you will get your allotted booking time allowance once I can get to you. I may not be able to answer phone calls from you if driving, so if you need to contact me please text on 07866786142 if I don't answer the call.