Later Creator®

The Olderpreneur Alliance supports new and aspiring later-life entrepreneurs through its Later Creator® programme.

Older people come to entrepreneurship in many different ways and for many different reasons – as a rewarding alternative to either retirement or unsatisfactory employment; a means of supplementing inadequate pension and saving provision; or the realisation of a long-held ambition.

The Later Creator® programme  provides training, guidance and resources to meet the specific needs of  later-life entrepreneurs – whatever their journey.

The Later Creator® programme

Later Creator® is a unique programme for aspiring and new later-life entrepreneurs.

This comprehensive response to the issues and challenges of later-life entrepreneurship is designed to build the knowledge and skills needed to start and run a business AND deal with a range of factors known to limit belief and self-confidence.

Features include:

  • Small cohort learning, with groups of 12-15 being small enough to provide a personal service, and large enough to allow for networking and shared learning. Meet other olderpreneurs and build confidence together!
  • A mix of group and individual learning, including both face-to-face and online sessions to help you get the most out of this eight-week course.
  • Test yourself and track your progress with the myNexus ESI Challenge, a unique app-based entrepreneurial toolkit. For more information on myNexus, CLICK HERE
  • Build confidence with customised tools designed to help participants develop the psychological capital (including hope, resilience and optimism) needed to embark on a successful entrepreneurial journey.
  • Work with an experienced Enterprise Guide, assigned to every participant to help guide them through the programme.
  • Finish with your own personal Action Plan, identifying the key performance measures and resources you need to bring your own entrepreneurial ambitions to fruition!

The programme is tailored to meet the needs of every participant, to ensure the right mix of pre-incubation (supporting anyone considering or just starting their own business) and business incubation (to help develop the business opportunity) support.

Entrepreneurial Pre-incubation

  • Workshops covering soft skills training in personal development, motivation, confidence, physical and mental wellbeing.
  • Resources audit to identify business skills, competences, assets and knowledge gaps.
  • Support to generate business ideas, including detailed analysis of the risk and opportunities of creating the business, and help with options mapping.

Business Incubation

  • Workshops focusing on specific business, digital, selling & marketing skills.
  • Sessions focusing on evaluations of potential business ideas (including market analysis, characteristics of potential clients, competition, creating a brand, and suitable business models).
  • A mobile diagnostic toolkit allowing participants to assess their competences and strengths, and measure progress through the course of the programme (in areas such as experience, knowledge, predispositions related to a business idea, and motivation).

Could we deliver Later Creator® for you?

We deliver the Later Creator® programme on behalf of, and in partnership with, companies and public sector organisations throughout the UK, helping them support over 50s after redundancy, job loss or retirement, or simply looking for a change of direction. CLICK HERE to read more about who we work with and email hello@olderpreneuralliance.com to discuss how we could support your work.

Get in touch today if you’re ready to unleash your inner entrepreneur!

If you’re aged 50+ and interested in giving your later-life entrepreneurial ambition a boost through the Later Creator® programme, email hello@olderpreneuralliance.com today.

To download an information sheet, CLICK HERE

Private sector

Our Enterprise Guides are typically experienced entrepreneurs who have established and run their own businesses, and can demonstrate the empathy, understanding, patience and enthusiasm needed to help others follow in their footsteps.

If this sounds like you, or you are an established specialist advisor, and able to offer guidance, counselling or support to older entrepreneurs in any of the fields mentioned above (or perhaps subjects we haven’t even looked at yet!), we’d love to hear from you.

Please email hello@olderpreneuralliance.com in the first instance or, to download more information, CLICK HERE

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