Silverpreneurs programme

Are you over 50 and wanting to start up your own business or grow your micro or small business as part of a fun and collaborative business community. If so, this is your chance to join the Silverpreneurs programme.

Shropshire’s silver entrepreneurs offered exclusive business support programme

Shropshire’s older generation of entrepreneurs is to get a helping hand thanks to a new initiative to help the over-50s set up their own businesses.

Silverpreneurs® is a co-operative of business experts and has been set up as part of a drive to boost Shropshire’s economy by tapping into the skills and experience of older people who have small or start-up businesses and pay council tax or business rates to Shropshire Council.

Silverpreneurs® will provide a structured programme of support, ideas, information and inspiration for those aged over 50 who are setting up or revitalising their business enterprises.

The exclusive new service is fully funded by the Marches Growth Hub Shropshire and will offer each cohort of clients free business support in a three month long programme.

Emma Chapman, Marches Growth Hub Shropshire Manager commented “At the Growth Hub we continually look for new ways to support all businesses across the region. This is why we are happy to support The Silverpreneurs® programme and community in offering the over 50’s a collaborative and supportive environment to launch and develop their own businesses bringing their extensive experience and knowledge to the local economy.”

Co-founders Vernon Hogg and Chris Gough explained that the vision was to inspire innovation and aspiration amongst older people, particularly those from a corporate background, to set up or develop their own businesses.

The Silverpreneurs® programme has been exclusively created to inspire and empower the over 50’s, who are wanting to start up their own business or grown their micro or small business as part of a fun and collaborative business community.

Silverpreneurs® is more than just a place to find business support, it’s a space for like-minded people who want to show just how good life is after 50! The programme includes three months of support delivered through a combination of 1-2-1 and group sessions where you can learn, grow and share your unique skills and experience with the group.

The Silver Experts will share their business knowledge, experience and networks with you, whilst the community of Silverpreneurs® will be there to share the highs and lows of running a business, supporting and celebrating with each other along the way.

If you looking to remove the shackles of corporate life or have left work and are ready for your next challenge, then the Silverpreneurs® programme and community is for you.

This is a fully funded programme through The Marches Growth Hub Shropshire. Eligibility: All applicants must be either a Council tax or Business rates payer to Shropshire Council.

Further details on the Silverpreneurs® programme are available on the website http://www.silverpreneurs-ltd.com or by completing the expression of interest form at https://www.silverpreneurs-ltd.com/contact-us

The scheme is funded by the Marches Growth Hub Shropshire which is using money from Shropshire Council’s £3.2 million economic recovery programme.

The economic recovery programme uses additional restriction grant (ARG) funding from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to fund a series of business support projects. It aims to meet local economic need and provide Shropshire-wide business outcomes.

Find out more and don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to be part of something special with Silverpreneurs®

Originally published by Shropshire Council on behalf of the Marches Growth Hub