Startupnow for Women
In 2010 Startup launched the Startupnow for Women project
and over the past eighteen months it has delivered outcomes to over 600 women and supported 100 into self-employment. Those that don’t go onto to self-employment are signposted to alternative training or formal employment. The project is proving hugely successful with, thus far, zero re-offending amongst those that have become self-employed.
Startupnow for Men
Earlier this year we were funded to run a small pilot project working with men ex-offenders leaving prison in the North East of England. The project is progressing well and all the men we supported into self-employment are on track to success. There has been zero re-offending and we now have waiting lists of other men looking for support – we hope to expand the project next year.
In November 2007 Barbara wrote to Startup with an outline of her plan for setting up a mobile hairdressing business. On her release she met up with a Startup business adviser to discuss her ideas. Read more…
We are looking for empathetic people willing to provide support and encouragement to our clients. You're not expected to be a business adviser, simply volunteer to develop a supportive relationship. Read more…