The Make It Happen programme was launched in Autumn 2009 which saw the Make It Happen team run programme days with universities to raise awareness towards “being your own boss”. This involved:
- Brainstorming sessions,
- Worst case scenario training,
- Listening to people who had left university and set up their own businesses
Spring 2010 saw the launch of the online mentoring programme. This gave you a journey to follow from ideas to business growth via self-help resources and questions to get you thinking and planning.
Having the ability to share what you have done so far by completing your “My Plan” using the online tools, guides and resources provided took you to the next step of having you matched up with an online mentor. The mentor then helped you set monthly actions to keep you on track to become your own boss providing you with feedback and help every step of the way.
May 2010 saw the launch of the online weekly webinars. The webinars deliver online training via a live presentation followed by a Q&A session. The success of this was so great that this became a much loved part of the Make It Happen programme. If you missed a webinar don’t worry, as you could also watch past webinars and look at the questions asked during the live session. With over 100 sessions to watch back you were spoilt for choice.
We then developed and launched the Ask The Expert forum which allowed you to ask one-off questions about all areas of business which were answered by a panel of experts as well as other mentees who would pass on their knowledge through their experiences.