Take part in the Prince’s Trust Online Enterprise programme this February

The Prince’s Trust Online Enterprise programme is aimed to help 18-30-year-olds turn their business ideas into a reality. The next available start dates are 1st & 15th February.

Eligibility criteria

Must be aged between 18-30 and wanting to enter self-employment or entrepreneurship (excluding some specific areas – contact the Prince’s Trust to ensure your idea is eligible).

Modules covered

  1. Marketing
  2. Marketing continued
  3. Selling
  4. Business money management
  5. Cash-flow, book-keeping and HMRC
  6. Business plan and next steps

Learning is accessed through:

  • Enterprise Online Hub – six modules of pre-recorded video tutorials and accompanying resources including the Enterprise workbook
  • Directed time – preparation, research and reflection on own business
  • Module webinars – six interactive group sessions led by business experts

The three weekly webinars run on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday via Microsoft Teams between 10am-11:30am or 12pm-1:30pm.

To access the course you will require a laptop, smartphone or tablet which is compatible with Microsoft Teams and an internet connection.

Next steps

The Prince’s Trust claims to pair participants with an executive to support them in regular 1:1 sessions as you plan and test your business. This may include applying for funding, finishing your business plan document, or completing an Enterprise qualification. Support is available for up to 12 months after completing the course.

Additionally, the Prince’s Trust claims to have start-up loans and grants available to get the business up and running, however participation in the programme is not a guarantee to receive financial support.

To launch their businesses, participants will receive the chance to present to the Prince’s Trust Business Launch Group to ensure the idea is viable and sustainable.

Once the business is launched, participants will have the opportunity to work with a Business Mentor to receive post-launch support for up to three years.

Contact details

Please send enquiries to YHEnterprise@princes-trust.org.uk.