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Be your own boss!

Updated: 29 January 2021 at 13:38pm

Applications have now closed. To register your interest for future courses, email our Roots into Work team or call 0800 0285 700.


We’ve teamed up with award-winning EnterpriseCUBE to give 40 Phoenix residents the chance to be their own boss! Make your dream of starting your own business a reality on this free 12-week online course.

The course starts on Wednesday 10 March and will be delivered via weekly online sessions at flexible times. Over the 12 sessions you will develop new skills and increase your knowledge of the business world, learning all you need to know about starting a business and being your own boss.

The course is delivered by EnterpriseCUBE – specialists in helping people to fulfil their dreams of being self-employed. They have helped over 1,200 people to set up their own businesses, ranging from landscape gardening, to floristry, cleaning companies, catering and even yoga instructing!

No qualifications or experience is needed, as an expert team of entrepreneurs will be on hand to share their own stories and provide some top tips to help you kick off your exciting new project.

If you’re a Phoenix resident and have an idea for your own business, we encourage you to apply. Spaces are limited and applications close at midnight 24 February. 

Phoenix resident, Effi, completed the course in December and said: “The course was fun and easy to follow, it was the first time I studied at home on my computer. I’m excited now as I know it’s possible to start my own business”.

We're running a taster and informaion session on Tuesday 23 February. It's an opportunity to find out more about the course and ask any questions. Find out more and book your place here.