Tailored self-employment support in times of uncertainty
A guest blog post by X-Forces Enterprise, which helps ex-Service personnel and their families become successful business owners.
With many businesses taking their first tentative steps towards reopening after months of lockdown, and with so much uncertainty on the horizon, access to a consistent and reliable source of support is more vital than ever.
One of the positives to emerge during lockdown is that XFE‘s workshops are even easier to access since we have moved online and are no longer limited by geography.
So how can we help you at X-Forces Enterprise?
Firstly, who do we help? Anyone in the Armed Forces Community: Service Leavers, Veterans, Reservists, spouses and partners, and family members.
If you are contemplating self-employment and want to make an informed decision as to whether the enterprise route is right for you, sign up to our 1-day Self Employment Discovery workshop and discover the pros and cons of starting your own business If you decide that a start-up is right for you, the next logical step is to attend our 2 day Start Up Skills workshop. Both courses are fully-funded and offer a consultative, immersive experience led by experts in the field.
Should you decide that self-employment is not the right option, you can apply the enterprise skills you have learned to developing your career and better focusing your job-search.
If you are already trading and worried about the three Cs of Cash, Customers, and Capabilities, you can register for our free 1-day Business Continuity Masterclass, designed to help both new business owners who are just starting to follow their dream and established entrepreneurs who are hitting on hard times. This programme has now been running for two months and, due to popular demand, we are extending it into the summer months.
If you are looking to network with likeminded people, at any stage of your journey, we hold weekly Military in Business networking events, hosted by our amazing regional Ambassadors and with guest speakers from a variety of businesses, including our partners at the Federation of Small Businesses and NatWest Accelerator Hubs.
Last, but not least, over on the recently launched XFE Knowledge Exchange Hub, we have a growing army of Business Captains waiting to support you in a confidential environment. Register today as a member and start chatting to a business expert.
Please do get in touch today. These are all FREE resources for the Armed Forces Community. We are here to help!