Mind Your Own Business


EQUIP - Paddington Development Trust - ESF - ESFA

This programme is for people who want to start a business but are on a low income or benefits and as such are caught in a poverty loop and need support to help them break free.

This particular programme you are applying for is funded by The Equip Project, Paddington Development Trust, European Social Fund and the Education and Skills Funding Agency.

If accepted onto this programme you will learn the basic principles of bookkeeping and how to use Xero to maintain your financial records going forward. You'll work on communicating meaningfully with your accountant by fully learning and discussing the Balance Sheet, Profit and Loss Account and the Cash Flow reports. You will learn how to raise an invoice and make it easy for your customers to pay you.

We will sprinkle the above throughout the 13 weeks of the programme while you concentrate on the nitty gritty:

  • developing the idea
  • creating a brand
  • building a website
  • launching a social media presence
  • managing yourself and your new business

Upon successful completion, which includes registering your business with Companies House and registering as self-employed, we will gift 12 months membership to Enterprise Starter providing 40 hours from the Entrepreneurial Team and other business goodies to help you get started.

Application Open Date: March 2021
Application Closing Date: June 2021

To join this programme you must either have no income or be on a low income. We encourage people with a lot of time on their hands and a good business idea to apply.

To apply by telephone please call 020 7112 9075 between 11am and 3pm Monday to Friday.

Please use details as per your identification documents. We will ask to see photo ID and a proof of address at a later date upon applicaion success.

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