SOLUTIONS THAT WORK FOR YOU
SOLUTIONS THAT WORK FOR YOU
Our Strive projects have helped hundreds of people from all walks of life to start their own businesses through training, support and advice. Strive is an exciting and fun project where you and the CUBE team of experienced entrepreneurs get together and help launch your business.
“The trainers are great – friendly and down to earth, they pass on lots of experience. I learnt so much on the course, and they are still offering support through events.”
“Strive really help me to get my branding sorted and offer practical advice and help every step of the way – it’s been so much fun!”
“The support was just fantastic! I’m so proud to have my business running and couldn’t have won my first contracts without the help and advice from the team.”
The Strive Training Programmes were created by the Enterprise CUBE to be an exciting new way to help disadvantaged people to start their own businesses. Richard Lanning and Paul Funnell, the designers of the Strive Training, used all of their experience of business and training to create something totally new and different.
“We knew it was possible to do so much more.” says Richard Lanning “It was great to throw out all of the old assumptions, go back to the drawing board and design a training programme with no limitations. I think that what we’ve created is something pretty unique; Strive Training is serious but incredibly interactive, exciting and most of all simple to use.”
Strive mixes a range of cutting edge methods in with a classic ‘old school masterclass’ format where those on the training are taught by entrepreneurs who have themselves started businesses from scratch. A training session can switch from their impressive infinite zoom muti-media presentations to drawing a simple grid on sheet of plain paper and on to a group excercise in branding identies. This mix of styles bring Strive’s training sessions to life without confusing, built around simple ‘core-principles’ the sessions are easy to follow and the learning feels easy.
“It’s incredibly important to us that we keep finding new ways to make our training even more interesting and punchy, but we don’t do any naff role-plays or ‘ice-breakers’.” said Paul Funnell “Richard and I, have over 35years experience between us in running small businesses – so we know how tough it can be and what people will need to know to go out actually start their companies. All our training is exciting but more importantly it’s practical and useful”
Strive Training programmes are already being booked for 2013 which will see the programme delivered in partnership with some of the most socially minded and progressive housing associations and councils in the South East. However the Enterprise CUBE team are currently exploring funding sources and new partnerships to bring the Strive Programme to new areas and disadvantaged groups.