Those in the forces will of course be used to taking risks but starting up in business is a different type of risk and one that clearly excited the veterans at Stonham in Wolverhampton last week. This pilot programme is the same as the popular sessions at Telford but is aimed specifically at veterans with an aim to educate them on the pros and cons of business start-up, what it takes to make the plunge and to empower them to take next steps.
The pilot programme is fortnightly and is expected to run until May, if it’s a success then we will go forward in partnership to seek wider funding to expand the programme.
The Junction Box programme is quite unique in its approach as it seeks not just to develop business plans but to develop people. The workshops are designed to encourage peer support, for attendees to design the learning and to provide a space where skills can be developed into ideas.
Wave-length has wanted to roll out the programme to veterans for some time and is thrilled to be working in partnership with Stonham to achieve this.
If you are a veteran and would like to attend the programme then please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or if like Stonham you are interested in funding or understanding whether the programme might suit people that you support in the community then you might wish to view a short film of the workshops in action – which can be found via the following link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNuAZiElx9k
We will be reporting on the success of the Stonham project over the next few months