In the UK, entrepreneurs make a huge contribution to our society. With 5.2 million small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in business at the end of 2015, with a combined turnover of £3,700 billion, they drive our economy by raising competition, increasing productivity and fuelling innovation. And, by employing in excess of 25.9 million people, they create a large and vital number of jobs.
From a carpenter setting up as a sole trader, to technology start-ups making new ideas a reality, no two entrepreneurs are the same. What they share however, is knowledge about what they want to be, belief in their own abilities, and a drive to achieve their goals. But what about the rest of us?
At the moment, our mainstream education system does not develop key skills and competencies related to enterprise and entrepreneurship. It is important to note here that enterprise does not solely mean setting up a business, but developing a sense of initiative and resourcefulness - both highly sought-after skills among today’s employers.
The Meee Programme helps people of all ages understand that enterprise is about showing initiative. For many of our course participants, a vital first step towards developing these skills is understanding what they want to get out of life. At Meee, we help them identify their unique motivations and skills, and support them to restore confidence in their own abilities.
From education to enterprising
Without a sense of initiative, many people come out of education with little knowledge of what they have to offer the working world, and even less of an idea about how and where to start. The knock-on-effect? Many of us go on to work in jobs that don’t give us what they need.
Through Meee workshops, we help people understand that becoming more self-aware is vital to achieving what they want in life. We explore just what it means to be enterprising, assisting people to set individual milestones on the path to achieving their aims. We encourage them to build the resilience to cope with setbacks on the way, and the perseverance to keep working towards their goals.
Get in touch
Contact the Meee Programme today to find out how to unlock your potential, we tailor make workshops as either a one off, or a series to suit your needs. To get more information please call 01248 354 003, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or send us a message.