Programmes | People Plus

For Individuals/Small Businesses:

Grow Your Business

The EnterprisingYou programme offers free mentoring from expert business coaches.

Alongside their advice and guidance, you will be able to access useful resources from training and professional qualifications, to over 200 courses for your business. 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.

Start a Business

Anyone in receipt of government benefits can contact their local job centre about the New Enterprise Allowance 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 a Business in Greater Manchester

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.

Click below to fill in our form and we’ll be in touch.

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.

Contact us on 0161 507 6366 or email

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