Thank you very much for your interest in the HIE Social Business Start-up School.
Applications for the Start Up School are now open.
For more information about the Start Up School - please contact
Lorna Jamieson: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Start Up Schools give an opportunity for you to development your business planning skills.
Social businesses trade in order
to make communities better places to live and work. They generate income and
aim to make a profit but also have social, community and environmental benefits.
The programme helps people leading social businesses
to develop their planning skills. We’ll look at products, pricing and promotion
as well as developing a clear vision for growth. Funding and investment
opportunities will be explored.
The Social Business Start-up Schools are open now open to the wider HIE area, not just Eilean Siar, Wester Ross, Easter Ross & Sutherland. Until we can meet again safely, and for the duration of the COVID-19 restrictions, Start-Up School will be delivered entirely online.
Who is it for?
This programme is for people starting
and developing social businesses. This includes privately owned business with a
community focus, and enterprising third sector organisations within wider Highlands and Islands area.
This is programme specifically designed for individuals to remotely attend, all or any of the programmes.
This is a fully webinar based programme. With individual bookable coaching sessions and/or peer support networking sessions available.
This programme is a fully funded initiative supported by Highland and Islands Enterprise.
- Work 1:1 with a highly experienced local social business leader on your specific goals, aspirations and challenges
- Workshops on key issues around social business
- Networking supporting each other in business planning
- Gain new tools and insights to increase your performance and effectiveness
- Develop different and fresh perspectives to help you meet challenges and realise opportunities
- Receive helpful feedback and guidance to build your confidence and capacity as a social business leader
[The sessions have] helped shift my modest and quite unambitious goal at the start of the coaching programme to a wider ‘what am I actually doing with my career and life’ mode during the process. That was quite mindblowing in a fabulous way.
Individual coaching sessions with a locally based social business leader, for approximately 50 minute sessions.
Bookable attendance at facilitator-led webinar networking sessions.
This programme is fully funded by Highlands and Islands Enterprise enabling learners to access this programme free of charge.
Both the one to one coaching sessions and the peer mentoring groups will be facilitated by Social Enterprise Academy facilitators who have a wide and varied experience of Social Enterprise organisations within the specific geographic area.
For More Information Please Contact:
Lorna Jamieson, Programme Administrator | 01463 871219| email@example.com
David Bryan, Hub
Manager, Highlands & Islands | 07887
515500 | firstname.lastname@example.org