A new year often brings with it an opportunity for reflection upon the year which has just passed, and the possibility to plan for the year which is just beginning. A key area for reflection is often your career and whether it is still right for you. The prospect of starting work in January should fill you with excitement, optimism and enthusiasm. We begin most of our self-employment workshops by asking attendees why they are exploring the idea of starting their own businesses and it is often because their current employment is lacking in these areas. Their passions often lie elsewhere and whilst they may have a strong or innovative business idea they are often apprehensive about taking the plunge into entrepreneurship.
And rightly so as deciding whether to start a business is a big decision which will affect both your professional and your personal life. There are many aspects which need to be taken into account and we will guide you through these, whether that’s encouraging you to attend a self-employment discovery workshop to take you through the earlier stages of becoming an entrepreneur, or helping finesse the final stages of your business plan.
I can proudly say that what distinguishes us from traditional finance providers is that our team will work with you to make sure that it’s the right decision for you and that is, and always will be, the paramount consideration. I am so proud to announce that our Senior Business Advisor Anthony James-Smith was runner up in the Business Advisory of the Year category from the Start Up Loans Company for the second year running and our Mentoring & Knowledge Manager Dax Gearing was runner up in the Spotlight of the Year award.
‘Having a good business idea sometimes isn’t enough. It requires teamwork, knowledge, experience and most of all what has helped me was the confidence Dax gave me to turn a piece of paper into a reality. Without X-Forces’ help we would not be in a position to further expand today.’ Steve Cooke, MD Gutters 2 Glory Ltd. Employing forces Veterans & young people in the odd job market & Forces Veteran Courier Service Ltd.
Our support also extends to startup funding and we can help you access funding of up to £25,000 per applicant. Our XFE cohort are amongst the top 5% in the country and have an outstanding success rate of over 90%. This is bolstered through our post-loan mentoring and networking provision which ensures that you have the right support network around you to give the business the best chance of success.
So if you’ve been thinking about becoming your own boss then I encourage you to begin 2019 exploring new horizons and have the confidence to discover your entrepreneurial talents. We will be with you every step of the way. To find out more click https://www.x-forces.com/contact-us/.
To find out more about other X-Forces Enterprise entrepreneurs we have supported please see: https://www.x-forces.com/case-studies/