Enterprise Support

Be The Boss

“Be the Boss” is our award winning programme of enterprise support designed to help you develop the skills you need to confidently set up and run your own business.

Through a combination of action planning, one-to-one support provided by experienced business advisers, a series of workshops and other activities, you’ll be able to develop the skills you need to confidently set up and run your own new business. 

The "Be the Boss" programme is aimed at:

Be the Boss is the culmination of the past 8 years of funded start-up support research and and development, merging the Design Thinking theory with the latest enterprise education in the industry. 

Click on the video below to hear from some of our previous participants as they share their journey from business idea to start-up. 

Be The Boss

View Be the Boss video transcript

Key features of the "Be the Boss" programme are:

 

Be The Boss video

By participating in the “Be The Boss” programme you’ll benefit from:

In order to apply for the “Be The Boss” programme you must be a student or recent graduate i.e. have graduated within the last 3 years and have never registered a business/social enterprise.

You must also be able to participate and complete each of the planned activities and the necessary paperwork.

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Alana Barker Case Study

Alana Barker enrolled onto the Be The Boss programme whilst studying her fashion degree. Alana has since landed a deal in which she will be the only UK supplier of cutting edge Japanese label Liz Lisa

Read more about Alana's journey on the Be The Boss programmeRead more about Alana's journey on the Be The Boss programme

Find out more about the successes of our graduates in setting up their own businesses via Be The Boss (pdf. 13MB)

Apply now, or to find out more about the programme please call us on 01332 592680 or email betheboss@derby.ac.uk.