We will help you learn the essential skills you need to build a company from scratch — at any age.
Leverage your age.
Statistics show that one in every five workers aged 50+ is now self-employed. You are not the only one but part of an ongoing trend. You have the skills and the experience to get where you want to be.
Bring your idea to life.
It could be a hobby, a simple idea, or a business you have already started. Perhaps you have retired, been laid off, or fed up with what you're doing - Every idea, any age stage, can be transformed into a profitable business.
Get the help you need.
We've set up successful businesses and are now in our late 50s and early 60s. As entrepreneurs for over 20 years ourselves, we know exactly what you need and have designed a unique curriculum that will guide you every step of the way.
WE'VE BEEN FEATURED ON
You don't have take our word for it.
As older people, we have designed, facilitated, and participated in many startup programmes and these often fail participants, especially those in the intersections of age, gender, colour, ‘ability’ and wealth/class.
A Programme For Your Needs
We have designed diverse experiences that would suit your schedule, level of expertise, and topic of interest.
PROUDLY SUPPORTED BY THE
Lloyds Bank Social Entrepreneurs Programme
Meet Mark & Suzanne
We are the first to believe in your idea, and we’ll make sure that you will keep on believing in it too.
Together, we will work on a framework to create a customised business through motivational one-to-one sessions so that you will never feel alone and are always supported.START LEARNING FROM THEM
MORE LOVE FROM OUR PARTICIPANTS
Helen Smith Made of Moxie
For me, it was really useful to have the structure, time and space to question what I was doing and how I was doing it.
Max Wallace Health Defence
Suzanne Noble and Mark Elliott provided me with the help and advice I needed to start my life again and my own company.
Rachel Carrel of Koru Kids
Suzanne has been very generous with advice on PR for our startup, and the advice she has given has been really powerful - practical as well as strategic. Her 'content to time' ratio is incredibly high!
How are we different from others?
We are like you.
We acknowledge and understand that what you're seeking at this age from life and from your business is different than when you were younger. That's why our programmes are developed to fit your existing responsibilities. Featuring relatable video content (all captioned and transcribed), group sessions and 1:2:1 support, we help you each step of the way.
We teach from personal experience.
We know that when it comes to courses about starting a business, you've got lots of choices. What makes us different is that, unlike many other programmes taught by academics with no practical experience of running a business, we've both started successful (and not-so-successful businesses).
Live Life. Love Life
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