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29th January – Self-Employment Discovery Workshop (Preston)

Whether you’ve already started working on your business idea, or are just considering self-employment, come along to our business workshop and meet like-minded people.

This practical workshop will take you through the pros and cons of self-employment. Working both as a group and individually, you will gain an awareness of what starting up a business means; to you, your family, and your finances.

By the end of this one-day workshop you will have a better idea of what starting a business entails, and have a clear understanding of what support is on offer, so you can plan your next steps.

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7th February – Self-Employment Discovery Workshop (Edinburgh)

Whether you’ve already started working on your business idea, or are just considering self-employment, come along to our business workshop and meet like-minded people.

This practical workshop will take you through the pros and cons of self-employment. Working both as a group and individually, you will gain an awareness of what starting up a business means; to you, your family, and your finances.

By the end of this one-day workshop you will have a better idea of what starting a business entails, and have a clear understanding of what support is on offer, so you can plan your next steps.

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8th February – Self-Employment Discovery (Newcastle)

Whether you’ve already started working on your business idea, or are just considering self-employment, come along to our business workshop and meet like-minded people.

This practical workshop will take you through the pros and cons of self-employment. Working both as a group and individually, you will gain an awareness of what starting up a business means; to you, your family, and your finances.

By the end of this one-day workshop you will have a better idea of what starting a business entails, and have a clear understanding of what support is on offer, so you can plan your next steps.

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9th February – Self-Employment Discovery (Manchester)

Whether you’ve already started working on your business idea, or are just considering self-employment, come along to our business workshop and meet like-minded people.

This practical workshop will take you through the pros and cons of self-employment. Working both as a group and individually, you will gain an awareness of what starting up a business means; to you, your family, and your finances.

By the end of this one-day workshop you will have a better idea of what starting a business entails, and have a clear understanding of what support is on offer, so you can plan your next steps.

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X-Forces Founder to Speak at OA Employment Symposium

Ren Kapur MBE and founder of X-Forces, the social enterprise that supports the military community to start their own businesses, will share her insights at the OA Employment Symposium. Ren has started several businesses, and believes in people supporting themselves through enterprise. For much of her career, Ren helped organisations with their sales and marketing strategies, focusing on business growth and client acquisition.

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Veteran Carl Marsh sets up his own businesses

An Army veteran from South Wales has set up two businesses after being the 100th wounded, injured and sick veteran to attend a self-employment course funded by Help for Heroes.

Carl Marsh, of Llantwit Major, South Wales has launched a celebrity interview website and a swimming instruction business thanks to support from the military charity.

He left the Army in 2010 after 12 years of service and one tour in Northern Ireland before he suffered a spinal injury and seven other health related issues which lead to him being medically discharged.

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4th December – X-Forces – Empowering through Enterprise Course for Military Spouses, Female Veterans & Reservists (Ludgershall, Wiltshire)

MILITARY SPOUSES thinking of starting a business, @OfficialXForces have a FREE course for you which will allow you to take the first steps, learning about the pros and cons of self-employment, alongside other likeminded and enthusiastic women.

Are you a military spouse, female veteran or female reservist and would like to learn what it takes to set up and run a business?

X-Forces have created a bespoke enterprise and self employment programme for women in the Tidworth and Salisbury area.

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11th December – X-Forces – Self-Employment Discovery Workshop: London

Linked to the Armed Forces community and thinking of starting your own business? @OfficialXForces are holding a Self-Employment Discovery Workshop in London on 11 December to help you determine if self-employment is right for you.

Whether you’ve already started working on your business idea, or are just considering self-employment, come along to our business workshop and meet like-minded people.

This practical workshop will take you through the pros and cons of self-employment.

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25th October – Self Employment Discovery: Southampton

Whether you’ve already started working on your business idea, or are just considering self-employment, come along to our business workshop and meet like-minded people.

This practical workshop will take you through the pros and cons of self-employment. Working both as a group and individually, you will gain an awareness of what starting up a business means; to you, your family, and your finances.

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16th – 17th November – Business Start Up Skills Course: London

Our two-day Business Start Up Skills course expands on the content from our Self Employment Discovery workshop. This course provides veterans, families, spouses, reservists and cadets from all services, who intend to start up their own businesses, specific training to enable them to launch and sustain it. This course contains a mixture of down to earth, practical advice and essential application tools to start a successful business.

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