Mid-life entrepreneurs are being offered free business support courses to help address the work life balance.
There has been a surge in entrepreneurship over the past two years, with 15% of the UK workforce now either self employed or a sole trader.
While potentially uncapped rewards are on offer, it’s also important to draw a clear line between family time and work time. Being a sole trader or freelancer may bring autonomy, but often does not have the same direct level of support or structure that an employee may enjoy.
MENTA business support is delivering free advice and training across Norfolk and Suffolk for older workers who are thinking about changing priorities later in life.
Spokesman Paul Vella, from the Haverhill-based group, said: “We have run a series of five open events that have given people the opportunity to consider the move to self-employment, ask questions and research the support through grants and business plan services available.
“These have been so well attended. People are given the boost to make the move and have a great start. The self-employment and new business sessions arm people with current marketing approaches, sales tools, business plans and digital skills”
The sessions are fully funded, so email email@example.com if you are interested. The support is being offered across Suffolk and Norfolk with online 1:1 and group events.