YTKO has already helped over 30,000 entrepreneurs to get into enterprise. Our clients come to us from different backgrounds, with different levels of experience, and all facing different challenges.
Overall, 51% of our clients have been women, reinforcing YTKO’s position at the forefront of a drive to support women in business.
As many as 20% of our entrepreneurs are Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME). This is a significant achievement given that a substantial proportion of our beneficiaries are from the South West of England, where over 90% of the population are White British (Census, 2011).
Our Outset programme has been highly successful in engaging with individuals who are out of work (either unemployed or economically inactive) prior to engagement with the programme (47% of clients) and the long-term unemployed (19%). As many as 44% were in receipt of benefit payments.
Many of our clients are faced with a range of personal barriers based on their circumstances with 27% only having entry-level qualifications, 11% had English as a second language and 10% were single parents.
Through our training and mentoring, we have been able to help our clients build their resilience and self-esteem, their sense of belonging and to increase their transferable skills. Many have been able to take control of their lives as a result, and can enjoy the benefit of having the freedom to pursue goals and ambitions in absence of the constraints that may be placed on individuals within paid employment.
If you are an entrepreneur who wants to find out how we can help, please visit our brand websites which you can find by clicking on the relevant option below:
Are you an entrepreneur looking to start a business?
Our Outset Programme provides entrepreneurs with everything they need to know to start a business, together with 1-2-1 coaching by our business consultants.
Are you an entrepreneur looking for start-up finance for your business?
As an official partner for the Government’s Start-Up Loan Scheme, Outset Finance can help you access finance as well as support from a business mentor, free training events and exclusive business offers.
Are you an entrepreneur looking to access online business support for a more flexible learning option?
Outset Online provides the time-strapped entrepreneurs with access to our Outset programme in an online environment. Here you can determine your own speed of learning and interact with a community of like-minded business people.
Click here for more information about Outset Online
Are you a female entrepreneur looking for business support tailored to women?
If you are a woman who is thinking of starting a business, we run programmes which have been specially tailored for female entrepreneurs.
The Accelerating Women’s Enterprise programme provides support to women in regions adjacent to the English Channel, from Bournemouth to Devon and Cornwall.
Click here to find out more information about Accelerating Women’s Enterprise
Enterprising Women is provides start-up support to women via the Back Her Business programme to female entrepreneurs throughout the South West.