Programmes | People Plus

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For Organisations:

The Enterprise Hub

Do you work with or support the self-employed? Are you responsible for customers gaining employment but unsure how to support them with self-employment?

Our online learning hub gives users access to hundreds of resources to support them through their self-employment journey.

A unique start-up business tool with a mix of expert articles, videos, blogs, podcasts, guides and downloads covering all stages of starting and growing a business, the Enterprise Hub offers all the information they need to make the best decisions.

For Individuals/Small Businesses:


The programme will offer free mentoring from expert business coaches.

Alongside their advice and guidance, you will be able to access useful resources from training and personal or professional development, to skills workshops and seminars. You will also be able to talk to a specialist financial advisor if you feel your finances are holding your business back. We also have a health and wellbeing advisor as well as peer mentoring.

Skills Support

We offer flexible learning qualifications as part of our work to support those unemployed or on a low income into self-employment.

Our programmes give learners the chance to develop their business around their other commitments.

Each learner has a dedicated tutor & mentor to help them with their qualifications in enterprise. We deliver this programme in Lancashire, Cheshire and the North East.

New Enterprise Allowance

Anyone in receipt of government benefits can contact their local job centre and could receive a 12-week business training scheme funded by the Government. We run this programme in the North West, Scotland, West Midlands and South West.

You’ll be paired up with a business advisor to work on a business plan and one approved you could access financial support of up to £1,274. Subject to JCP approval.

Start Smart

The Start Smart programme is our self-employment programme in Greater Manchester, helping people to start a business or grow an existing one.

We offer free business mentoring, 1-2-1 sessions, workshops and expert resources such as online learning and live chat support to make sure you start smart with your new business.

“PeoplePlus listen and are keen to work in a collaborative way whilst focussing on the needs of the client.”

Enterprise Hub Testimony
Sharon Mayo, Stockport Council

For more information on the support available contact us on 0161 507 6366 or email

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