What it's all about
The Make It Happen mentoring system is a one-stop facility for planning, building, launching and growing your business. With resources, tools, online training, networking, and enhanced with mentor support, backed-up by experts.
Start by putting your ideas into your My Plan, a planning tool that asks the important questions about your business. From there, work out what the gaps are and use the resources to help put you in a better position.
To help you get trading, try following some simple ideas:
- Plot and plan your idea
- Gain access to templates, tools and guides
- Upload and share documents with your assigned mentor,
- Get feedback from mentors on your idea and progress,
- Set up an online action plan/to-do list with built in reminders
- Network with fellow mentees,
- Access to a wide range of weekly online training sessions,
- Receive newsletters, keeping you up to date on news, events and hot topics,
- Look at what funding is out there,
- Ask questions to experts,
- Build a case study with our support to promote your business,
The mentoring system is there to support you set up and run your business idea, whether you do it full or part-time, self-employed or with staff, you can access help and support 24/7 online.
As of 30th November 2010:
- 4,098 have signed up to the funded programme
- 568 have started trading and are actively marketing their businesses