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Topic: Start 2024 with a new business. Join Startup School for Seniors to find out how.
Posted by: Suzanne Noble
Date/Time: 10/01/24 18:44:00

Startup School for Seniors is an online course designed to support those aged 50+ seeking to become self-employed. The programme is delivered as a series of pre-recorded video modules along with 1:2:1 mentoring from experienced entrepreneurs and business advisors, peer-to-peer online group sessions and workshops.

All the videos are transcribed and captioned for anyone with accessibility issues. The programme is ideally suited to claimants who are considering self-employment or at the early stage of their business. The programme takes into account learner's requirements for flexibility, which is often a result of caregiving responsibilities or their health and mobility issues.

The training will help you to:

Determine your ideal customer and where to find them

Understand how to price your product or service

Know the legal requirements of running your business

Create a one-page business plan

Feel more confident about the steps you need to take to start or grow your business

Thanks to funding from the GLA/Learn Ealing, the course is free of charge to UK-based learners on Universal Credit, ESA, economically inactive or with caring responsibilities, and recently retired.

Courses run throughout the year (January - March, May - July, September - November), and the next one is on 18th JANUARY. Register at

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