Help for over-50s to go self-employed

Pilot project launched in East Devon.

A pilot project has been launched in East Devon to help over-50s with a business idea go self-employed.

Funded by JobCentre Plus, the scheme, run by Outset, aims to help job seekers test their business ideas, undertake and present results of market research, establish mark-up margins and come up with first year profit and loss forecasts.

The help is to be delivered through a series of 10 three-hour workshops, taking place between now and March.

Built into the workshops are elements of time and stress management, presentation skills and decision making.


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Everything covered goes into completing each client’s individual business plan.

A spokesman for the pilot project said: “There is no charge to clients for any of this.”

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Find out about the Outset 50 Plus Self-Employment Programme by visiting Honiton Job Club, held at The Kings Centre on Tuesdays between 11.30am and 1pm, ask your JobCentre Plus adviser or call 07825 648861.

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