CREATE is a unique partnership of national business support organisations who have joined together to help people who are considering self-employment, particularly through franchising.
With support from the European Union, we provide independent and impartial information and advice through online tools, training and workshops, one-to-one advice and mentoring. As a partnership we have specific knowledge and experience in supporting individuals from ethnic minorities, women, over-50s and young people looking to start and run a business. Aims
CREATE offers a range of activities and a specifically developed blend of flexible business support to reflect your need by considering self-employment, particularly through franchising or other forms of licensing and distribution.
We understand that individuals can experience a wide range of barriers that stop them starting a business or franchise. There are also a number of pitfalls that can be avoided by taking the right information and advice. CREATE assists by raising awareness of the issues to address when starting a franchise and providing you with the tools that can give you the best chance of running a successful business.
- Initial impartial advice and assistance
- A series of workshops and seminars, with specialist presentations on your issues and in franchising
- Online information and support
- Access to bespoke support packages
- Access to alternative forms of finance
Routes to self-employment.