Enterprise Programme

Last updated - 11 December 2017

Helping you to become self-employed or start up your own business
If becoming an entrepreneur is a dream of yours then we can support you to make your dream a reality. Whether you are a beginner to business start-up, have an initial idea for a potential business, already have a business plan in place or just want to find out more, we can support and advise you on making your dream a reality. Genesis have free support through business start-up training, 1-2-1 business support and a digital business start-up support offer.

The Genesis Enterprise Programme is a flexible start-up and business incubation programme available for Genesis residents designed to make entrepreneurship accessible to all of our customers. It assists aspiring entrepreneurs with free access to expert business advice, training and long-term business development support.

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The enterprise programme is available to budding entrepreneurs at every stage of their start-up journey. From the unemployed to young mothers and professionals, our participants are all equipped with the basic skills, knowledge and experience, along with access to the business and professional networks necessary to help them succeed in starting and growing their own business. The courses are designed to ensure participants are able to take practical steps towards building their businesses so they leave the programme ready to launch their businesses as well as having developed a range of transferable professional skills that can be applied in any work environment.

To register your interest or for more information, email Enterprise@genesisha.org.uk.

Charlotte Lemonte (a Genesis resident) was able to launch her business Hummbirks with the support of the Genesis Enterprise Programme
Jade Christie - Enterprise, Employment and Training Officer at Genesis
FAQs
How can I register on one of your programmes?

You can fill in and submit a contact form by clicking this link: ‘contact form’. Once you press ’submit’, the form will be sent directly to us and we will aim to contact you back within 24 hours.

Alternatively you can email us: SEI@genesisha.org.uk.

I am not at Genesis at present but will be in the future, can I access your services?

Yes you can.

What types of jobs are available?

The aim is to deliver a bespoke service tailored to your individual needs so you will be supported in one or more of the following ways:

  • Finding a job that is suitable for you
  • Achieving selfemployment or starting your own business
  • Assisted with finding an appropriate training course
  • Assisted with finding an ideal volunteering opportunity that will give you invaluable experience

Supported with finding a work experience placement (if you are of secondary school or college age).

What support can I get?

Our support is dependent upon your individual circumstances and we would assess your needs before giving you support. Examples of ways we can support you are:

  • Help you find training
  • Help you get into employment
  • Assistance with starting your own business
  • Advising you on reducing debt
  • Help you find a volunteer placement
  • Help you find work experience
  • Help you access health and wellbeing services
Do I have to pay anything?

Genesis pays for all programmes that support our customers. You will only need to pay for your travel to and from a programme or for childcare if you need it during the time of the programme. 

Support given to look for work, training, volunteering or starting up your own business is totally free to you. What we ask in return is a commitment to take part and turn up to sessions for you to get the best out of the service.

What areas do you cover?

We cover all areas that Genesis customers live in but we will also support anyone in the community that thinks they could benefit from our support.

Is there any advice/support available if I want to start my own business?

Yes, we have an enterprise programme that supports our residents in pre and post business start-up support through start up training & online training.

To register your interest please fill in and submit a contact form by clicking this link: ‘contact form’.

Once you press ’submit’, the form will be sent directly to us and we will aim to contact you back within 24 hours. Alternatively you can email us: SEI@genesisha.org.uk.