Whether it’s straight after you graduate, or a couple of years after, you’re bound to want a little bit of help and assistance when it comes to starting to work on your own.
Luckily, whether you’re a recent alumni or you graduated a couple of years ago, more and more universities are providing initiatives to help you start up on your own. We’ve shortlisted below some of the best start up initiatives from universities across the UK, so you can see whether your university can help you in the early days of your contracting career.
Start Up help from North West Universities
Manchester Metropolitan University Business Growth Programmes
Whether you’re a SME, a new start-up or are just wishing to start your own business, the Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) Growth Hubs are brilliant programmes and you don't even have to be an alumni of MMU to benefit. Taking place for both new and existing businesses in locations across the North West of England, the Business Growth Programmes feature expert-led workshops, growth groups and 1-to-1 coaching.
MMU Warrington and Cheshire Business Growth Programme
The Warrington and Cheshire Business Growth Programme is designed for those who are new start-ups, SMEs or for those who are wishing to start their own business (pre-start). As long as your business (or business idea) is based in Warrington or Cheshire and has the potential to grow you are more than welcome to register your interest for the programme.
MMU Greater Manchester High Growth Network Programme
If your business is a small to medium enterprise with more than four employees, is based in Greater Manchester and has high growth potential then you’ll be eligible to register your interest for the High Growth Network.