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Be your own boss!

Updated: 10 August 2021 at 13:00pm

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 29 September 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, don't miss out! To apply, fill out this online application form. Applications close at midnight Tuesday 14 September. 

Phoenix resident, Ashley, recently completed the course and said: 

"I was going through a career transition at the time and just starting to develop my own business. I had always worked for large companies and never myself, so there were many things that I didn't know about running a business that I needed to understand. BYOB came in just at the right time to assist me on my journey. 

I learnt so much in a short space of time; things like registering my business, where to access funding, apps to use for social media content, how to create a business plan, how the tax system works, pricing, promotion and sales techniques, advertising and so much more.”

This course is delivered in partnership with Paragon Housing and Notting Hill Genesis.