Depending on what funding we have available at the time - we offer FREE pre-business start-up training and education programmes as well as one to one support and FREE personal development training to unemployed people aged 18 or older and low income families and single parents.
Our Pre-business start-up support is aimed at people who may not have a business idea yet or they have an idea but are at the very early stages of considering self-employment and want to learn more about what’s involved. Our service helps people to make an informed choice as to whether self-employment/starting a business is a viable and sustainable option for work for them to do.
In addition to running enterprise programmes, we offer short personal development training sessions on various topics including for example, Communication skills, Time Management, Leadership and Management, Finance for non Financial People, Mindfulness and Assertiveness, Manage Meetings Effectively, Coaching Skills for Future Managers and Resilience training for example.
Banana Enterprise is a UK registered Charity and the FREE support and training we offer, depends on what funding we are able to obtain for our work. It is very difficult to find funding and we work hard to keep our charity going (we are 6 years old now!).
We are fortunate to have great organisations such as the National Lottery, local housing providers, The Co-Op and the Coalfield Trust for example, who's financial support has enabled us to offer FREE training courses and support. However, it depends on what funding or projects we have at the time with regards to what support we can offer you.
Our primary objective is to support unemployed people and families on very low incomes who are potentially facing poverty. However, we will always try to help anyone who contacts us, even if its just by sending some information by email to help you on your journey, or to signpost you to other sources of support.
OUR LATEST FREE COURSES ARE DELIVERED ONLINE IN THE COMFORT OF YOUR OWN HOME. CONTACT US FOR MORE DETAILS.
2014-2020 Banana Enterprise Network – the charity “helping to remove barriers to self-employment ’ is registered in England and Wales as a company limited by guarantee, no. 9133991 and a registered charity, no. 1161408