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Across the UK, 4.8 million people are self-employed - 65,000 of whom are in Greater Manchester. With self-employment now meaning everything from running a start-up or finding casual work from a digital platform, to getting seasonal work from an agency but paying your own tax; there needs to be appropriate support.

EnterprisingYou is the answer

This programme will incorporate training opportunities to help boost skills, increase incomes, or help casual workers find alternative routes and roles which can offer greater stability.

  • Are you self-employed, engaged in multiple temporary roles and looking for a more reliable income? You could receive personal and professional development through training, qualifications or retraining opportunities.
  • Are you running your own business and want to grow? You could receive peer mentoring, access to co-working spaces and advice on professional topics such as finance or business development.
  • Are you looking for skills and career development support, or help with health and finance issues? You could receive advice from our business coach and access to training and resources.

EnterprisingYou is a product of the partnership between the Growth Company and PeoplePlus Enterprise. Greater Manchester has been chosen to run this programme as a pilot, which could be rolled out throughout the UK. It was commissioned by the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) with funding from the Department for Education (DfE).

About the Growth Company

The Growth Company is an award-winning, not-for-profit social enterprise with a mission to enable growth, create jobs and improve lives. We provide individuals and businesses with a wide range of services that improve employment, skills, investment and enterprise for the benefit of all.

About PeoplePlus Enterprise

PeoplePlus Enterprise is the leading industry recognised provider of business start-up support in the UK. We offer free and bespoke support with over 30 years of experience. We have successfully helped 90,000 people to set up and grow a business; 45,000 in the last 5 years.

EnterprisingYou brings together two large organisations with unbeatable experience, to provide you with the very best self-employment support.