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Enterprise hub case study final

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Enterprise hub case study final

  1. 1. Hatching a Future– Enterprise HubBarbara Leigh – Principal LibrarianCarl Dorney – Central Library Manager
  2. 2. Background...• Customer Insight – 27% for Work and Business – 25% for Information – Job Clubs – Change in Economic Climate and cessation of Business Link• Northamptonshire County Council Prosperity Agenda• Our Response – Build on Job Clubs – Change! Zones – Best practice elsewhere
  3. 3. New York
  4. 4. Developing our offer with partners• Discussions with NEP and Northampton University• Enterprise Coaching in Corby• Preparing for an Enterprise Hub with NEP• JCP funding• Our unique offer for partners
  5. 5. Our Enterprise Hub Offer • Face to face support – Signposting – Regular drop-in sessions – Bookable one to ones • Programme of Workshops – Is it for me? – HMRC – Tax for the Self Employed – Writing your business plan – Social media for business development – Social Enterprise
  6. 6. Our Enterprise Hub Offer• Online Resources – COBRA – KOMPASS – E-bulletin• Networking Opportunities – Social media – Launch Event – Job Club Xtra – Networking Events
  7. 7. Success Stories • Monitoring the customer journey and follow up • 260+ customers have received start-up support • 5 businesses already started • Case Studies
  8. 8. Melissa’s Story
  9. 9. Sonya Dunn – Queen Bee Gardening “The support I have received from the Enterprise Hub has been excellent, from confidence building to full business planning. Having friendly, approachable and above all knowledgeable help on tap is so invaluable. There is a lot of help available for new business start-ups, and the Hub enables access to that help.”
  10. 10. Gemma Andrews - Gemstar Parties“The team at the Hub have looked over my business plan, given me insightinto employment law and tax from HMRC. It has all been really useful andoften leads me to 100 more questions and ideas! But then they haveanother workshop to help!”
  11. 11. Hatching a future...• Extending the reach of the Enterprise Hub• Tailoring the offer with partners• Wellingborough Library Hatcheries
  12. 12. Any questions for the panel?

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