FCS Associates

Be The Boss

“Be The Boss” is a programme of enterprise support aimed at students and graduates of the University of Derby who want to become self-employed.

Through a combination of action planning, one to one support provided by experienced business advisers, a series of workshops and other activity you’ll be able to develop the skills you need to confidently set up and run your own new business. By participating in the “Be The Boss” programme you’ll benefit from:

  • An initial 1:1 meeting with the Enterprise Adviser within the Careers and Employment Service (CES) team. During this we’ll help you to identify the strengths and development needs of you and your business whilst also looking at your marketplace for sales opportunities and highlighting potential threats. We’ll work with you to create a personalised action plan to help you when formulating your business plan
  • Attendance at 5 x 3 hour workshops covering key topics: Business Planning, Market Research & Pricing, Marketing Strategy, Selling Skills and Preparing To Trade. Each workshop will include practical, hands-on activities which will equip you with knowledge and tools that you can immediately benefit from
  • 3 x 1 hour meetings with experienced business advisers, with telephone and email support, during which you’ll be able to discuss all aspects of setting up and running a successful business. All meetings, which will be held on campus, will be documented with agreed actions
  • An opportunity to present your business plan to a panel of business advisers and receive constructive feedback
  • A review meeting with the Enterprise Adviser to discuss learning outcomes and track progress in setting up your new business
  • A £1,500 bursary. This is paid subject to completing specific activities and starting your business

In order to be considered for the “Be The Boss” programme you must be a student or recent graduate i.e. have graduated within the last 3 years. You must reside within the D2N2 postcode area

For more information: http://bit.ly/2kC9Mr6

Location: D2N2 area

Value: £1.5k

Deadline: March 2019

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Be The Boss - FCS Associates

Be The Boss

“Be The Boss” is a programme of enterprise support aimed at students and graduates of the University of Derby who want to become self-employed.

Through a combination of action planning, one to one support provided by experienced business advisers, a series of workshops and other activity you’ll be able to develop the skills you need to confidently set up and run your own new business. By participating in the “Be The Boss” programme you’ll benefit from:

  • An initial 1:1 meeting with the Enterprise Adviser within the Careers and Employment Service (CES) team. During this we’ll help you to identify the strengths and development needs of you and your business whilst also looking at your marketplace for sales opportunities and highlighting potential threats. We’ll work with you to create a personalised action plan to help you when formulating your business plan
  • Attendance at 5 x 3 hour workshops covering key topics: Business Planning, Market Research & Pricing, Marketing Strategy, Selling Skills and Preparing To Trade. Each workshop will include practical, hands-on activities which will equip you with knowledge and tools that you can immediately benefit from
  • 3 x 1 hour meetings with experienced business advisers, with telephone and email support, during which you’ll be able to discuss all aspects of setting up and running a successful business. All meetings, which will be held on campus, will be documented with agreed actions
  • An opportunity to present your business plan to a panel of business advisers and receive constructive feedback
  • A review meeting with the Enterprise Adviser to discuss learning outcomes and track progress in setting up your new business
  • A £1,500 bursary. This is paid subject to completing specific activities and starting your business

In order to be considered for the “Be The Boss” programme you must be a student or recent graduate i.e. have graduated within the last 3 years. You must reside within the D2N2 postcode area

For more information: http://bit.ly/2kC9Mr6

Location: D2N2 area

Value: £1.5k

Deadline: March 2019

Our success rate

Need help applying for this grant?

Yes, Please help me write a winning applicationNo, just keep me up-to-date with the latest grants
Be The Boss - FCS Associates

Be The Boss

“Be The Boss” is a programme of enterprise support aimed at students and graduates of the University of Derby who want to become self-employed.

Through a combination of action planning, one to one support provided by experienced business advisers, a series of workshops and other activity you’ll be able to develop the skills you need to confidently set up and run your own new business. By participating in the “Be The Boss” programme you’ll benefit from:

  • An initial 1:1 meeting with the Enterprise Adviser within the Careers and Employment Service (CES) team. During this we’ll help you to identify the strengths and development needs of you and your business whilst also looking at your marketplace for sales opportunities and highlighting potential threats. We’ll work with you to create a personalised action plan to help you when formulating your business plan
  • Attendance at 5 x 3 hour workshops covering key topics: Business Planning, Market Research & Pricing, Marketing Strategy, Selling Skills and Preparing To Trade. Each workshop will include practical, hands-on activities which will equip you with knowledge and tools that you can immediately benefit from
  • 3 x 1 hour meetings with experienced business advisers, with telephone and email support, during which you’ll be able to discuss all aspects of setting up and running a successful business. All meetings, which will be held on campus, will be documented with agreed actions
  • An opportunity to present your business plan to a panel of business advisers and receive constructive feedback
  • A review meeting with the Enterprise Adviser to discuss learning outcomes and track progress in setting up your new business
  • A £1,500 bursary. This is paid subject to completing specific activities and starting your business

In order to be considered for the “Be The Boss” programme you must be a student or recent graduate i.e. have graduated within the last 3 years. You must reside within the D2N2 postcode area

For more information: http://bit.ly/2kC9Mr6

Location: D2N2 area

Value: £1.5k

Deadline: March 2019

Our success rate

Need help applying for this grant?

Yes, Please help me write a winning applicationNo, just keep me up-to-date with the latest grants