Bianca Miller-Cole, Ambassador for Evolve Housing + Support launched an entrepreneurship course on Tuesday 20 February 2017. The aim of the course is to empower homeless people to create their own businesses and to equip them with the skills to become their own boss. The course was enabled through a grant from Hammerson PLC, administered through Centrale in Croydon. This funding be used to enable the Work + Learning team to deliver this eight week programme for homeless people who are interested in starting or resuming a business.
The course will last for eight weeks and each week will feature a guest speaker from local Croydon entrepenuers. Evolve residents (known as customers) will learn important business skills such as: branding, networking, social media, presentation skills and how to write a business plan.
Bianca Miller-Cole is lending her support to Evolve’s Work and Learning Service that helps homeless people achieve their goals and ambitions and get into education and employment. She launched the entrepreneurship course as the first guest speaker with a session on personal branding and networking. Bianca said: ‘‘As ambassador for Evolve, I was delighted to kick-start this Entrepreneurship Programme with a personal branding and networking for business workshop. I know from the questions and enthusiasm within the group that we are going to see some exciting business ideas come to fruition over the next 8 weeks.”
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