Guidance

Enterprise Clubs: community-based support for self-employment

This publication was withdrawn on 22 June 2015

This publication is no longer current. Get information about help with starting your own business through the New Enterprise Allowance.

How to set up or support an Enterprise Club – local support for unemployed people to become self-employed or start their own business.

Documents

Could you run an Enterprise Club?

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Welsh: Could you run an Enterprise Club?

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Important legal information about Enterprise Clubs

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Welsh: Important legal information about Enterprise Clubs

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Press release template for enterprise clubs

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Detail

The government wants unemployed people to see self-employment as a viable route off benefits and into financial independence as part of its policy of helping people to find and stay in work.

Enterprise Clubs use local knowledge and resources to offer unemployed people support to become self-employed or start their own business. They provide unemployed people interested in self-employment with a place to meet and exchange skills, make contacts, share experiences, receive support and encourage each other to work through their business ideas. They will also help local communities to become more prosperous by encouraging private sector growth.

Setting up an Enterprise Club

This guidance includes practical help and advice to help you set up or support an Enterprise Club.

Other support

The New Enterprise Allowance campaign aims to encourage more people to consider becoming self-employed as a route back into work. It’s supported by entrepreneur Levi Roots.

Work Clubs offer community-based support for unemployed people using local knowledge and resources.