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Date updated: 11/04/2024

The Small Business Research and Enterprise Centre is committed to supporting enterprise learning and training for not-for-profit organisations.

We offer free bespoke business start-up and market research training to a wide range of organisations including schools, colleges, universities, business support agencies and community groups such as housing associations.

We will tailor our sessions to suit the needs of your group to ensure participants get the best understanding of how to create a successful business. With our experience of working with a diverse audience, we will ensure the session adds value to the start of any entrepreneurship journey. Please see below some examples of our work with not-for-profit organisations

Our business advisers have presented a 20-minute talk about starting a business to a number of secondary and post 16 students since 2019.

Business advisers give a 45-minute presentation to Year 10 GSCE Business Studies students about starting a business and introduced them to the Business Model Canvas.

Business advisers recently gave a 30-minute talk to post-16 hair and beauty BTEC students, specifically tailored to their sector.

Business advisers also present on using market research databases to BTEC business students to enable them to research a sector for their assessed coursework.

The Prince’s Trust offers support to 18 to 30-year-olds who want to turn their big ideas into a business through the Enterprise Programme. Business advisers from SBREC support the young entrepreneurs through monthly online training sessions on the free resources available, showing them how to make the most of their business research.

Business advisers also provide training for similar organisations including The Entrepreneurial Refugee Network, StartUp Croydon, Launch It! and Social Enterprise Ideas Development.

All our sessions are currently taking place online via video call and webinars, and we arrange the sessions for a time that is suitable for you and your group. Please get in touch for more information.

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