Employment boost for students and graduates

By Henriette Reinders | Jun 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

The University of Winchester is running a special Start Up Course for students this summer to boost their chances of employment after they have graduated. Part of the Inspiring Enterprise project, the University will be running a range of workshops, advice sessions, mentoring and networking events throughout the summer for those wishing to develop their […]

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Inspiring Enterprise project awarded £1.4 million extension

By Donna | May 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

We are delighted to share that the Inspiring Enterprise project has been awarded an additional £1.4 million from the National Lottery Community Fund and European Social Fund to continue its life-changing work in the Hampshire and Surrey area. The WSX Enterprise –led project, Inspiring Enterprise, helps unemployed people and people ‘not in work’, such as […]

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Mortgages for the Self Employed

By Donna | May 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

We often get asked questions about getting a mortgage if you are self employed. In this blog Inspiring Enterprise partner Val Buckingham from Fredricks Foundation explains the options. One of the misconceptions about the mortgage market is that it is now very difficult for self-employed people to get a self-employed mortgage loan in order to […]

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5 Disability Inclusion Tips for SMEs

By Donna | Apr 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

Guest blog by Esi Hardy. For small businesses, making your business accessible and inclusive for disabled employees to succeed may seem daunting.  We see the corporates, with their unlimited budgets spend on Diversity & Inclusion strategies without batting an eyelid. However, it doesn’t have to be as hard and it’s not as costly as you […]

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Participant Story – Kirstine

By Donna | Apr 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

From a young age Kirstine had always loved jewels and gemstones, but it wasn’t until she undertook a jewellery-making course that she began to wonder if she might turn her passion into a business. At the time Kirstine was doing contract work as an organisational change manager but found this exhausting and stressful, and so […]

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KC’s Story

By Donna | Apr 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

KC enrolled in the Inspiring Enterprise programme during 2018 having been medically discharged from the Police Force after 13 years loyal service following an assault and injury sustained while on duty. After participating in a 2 ½ day Enterprise Essentials workshop KC went on to explore setting up his own Locksmith business. As well as […]

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Case Study –Anne-Marie Alonso

By Donna | Apr 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

During her recovery from a prolonged and complicated illness, which left Anna with only one kidney and PTSD, she lost her job as a Marketing and Business Development Manager for a London-based digital information service.  Anna used time and space to reflect on what she wanted to do. After deciding to set up My Pet’s […]

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Participant Stories – Michael Hamblin

By Donna | Mar 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

Michael Hamblin lives in Kingsclere between Basingstoke and Newbury. He used to work as a car mechanic and naturally has a love for cars. Due to the heavy physical work as a mechanic, unfortunately Michael developed knee problems and never really got back to normal. Finding it difficult to move he had to stay at […]

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8 lessons to help you develop your business confidence

By Donna | Mar 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

Esi Hardy is the founder and Managing Director of Celebrating Disability who offer disability equality and inclusion training and consultancy for your business. She has was a participant of the Inspiring Enterprise Project. Here she gives her top lessons in developing business confidence: When developing my confidence as a new business owner, what I found […]

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Social Enterprise Explained

By Donna | Jan 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

Action Hampshire is one of the delivery partners for the Inspiring Enterprise programme. their main focus is on supporting people to start up their own social enterprise. Here, business adviser Seb Mayfield explains what Social Enterprise is… “With the number of social enterprises increasing rapidly in the UK, the chances are that you will have heard […]

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