A project set up to help Nuneaton and Bedworth residents with their career choices aims to bring its expertise to a broader client-base in 2017.

For the last 12 months The Business Dream has delivered its services exclusively in Nuneaton and Bedworth, helping people recognise the importance of choosing a career-path that matches their personal needs.

Whether clients didn’t like being employed by someone else, were tired of searching for jobs that didn’t fit their lifestyle or simply had a business idea they wanted to push forward, the programme helped them.

Connected to many community support services, The Business Dream is currently assisting 16 individuals, each of whom is assigned a personal mentor to help transform their idea into a viable business.

The programme delivers unique, interactive, needs-focused workshops, more of which are scheduled for January to March 2017. The workshops – Transferable Skills, Confident Start and Be Your Own Boss – all run in Hatters Space Community Centre, Nuneaton. Attracting both existing and new clients, they have been warmly welcomed with feedback including “excellent teaching staff” and an “inspiration to get started.”

The Business Dream is run by the Inclusive Enterprise Programme which is developed by Coventry and Warwickshire Reinvestment Trust (supported by Warwickshire County Council) and the Women’s Economy, part of the Coventry and Warwickshire Business Support Programme and part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

“Our workshops are a great example of how making the first small step can give you motivation to keep working on your idea until you see it fulfilled,” said IEP project assistant Galya Dimitrova. “Clients have learned that their most valuable assets are their skills. We show them how to appreciate themselves more and apply that confidence both in life and in business.”

Business Dream project manager Sheridan Sulskis said: “Our programme is for not only those who want to start up their own business but those who want to boost their confidence, maximise their skill-set and use their skills towards getting a new job or seeking out volunteering opportunities.

“We want to be part of many more new journeys for individuals in 2017 so would love to hear from anyone who would like our support so that we can help them reach their potential.

For more information about the programme in general, please visit www.inclusive-enterprise.co.uk or give us a call on 07494 442869. To book a place on any of the workshops please call 07494 442869. The workshops are free of but spaces are limited, so booking is essential.for the Inclusive Enterprise Programme and Director of The Women’s Economy.

So far our Inclusive Enterprise Programme’s “The Business Dream” initiative, part-funded by The European Regional Development Fund, has provided business support to Nuneaton and Bedworth residents through personal mentoring and unique workshops targeting the individuals’ particular needs – “Transferable Skills”, “Confident Start” and “Be Your Own Boss” training is now delivered on a rolling basis. All of the programme’s current clients have expressed their appreciation of the programme’s structure and flexible delivery.

The Inclusive Enterprise continues to grow and build successful partnerships with the programmes of other local establishments. Delivery plans for the NatWest funded project are already being laid out and the programme team keep searching for every opportunity to add maximum value to all their offerings.