The Power of 4

THE AUTUMN COHORT OF POWER OF 4 IS NOW FULLY SUBSCRIBED. ANY FURTHER APPLICATIONS WILL BE HELD ON A WAITING LIST, OR WILL RECEIVE FIRST CONTACT WITH REGARD THE SPRING PROGRAMME.

 

“I had 15 years of extensive experience working with Multinationals as a tech team member but lacked the knowledge and confidence to build a tech start up. Power of 4 gave me the confidence, knowledge and network. It emboldened me to ultimately take the leap of faith. The support network and the knowledge about starting a business I got from Po4 is irreplaceable and a critical factor in my success. I don’t think I would have achieved so much growth without it.”

Ritu Bhatt, iEngageIT
Power of 4 Alumna

 

WHAT IS ON OFFER?

The Structure is as follows:

  • 4 full days training, once per week for 4 weeks, each delivered by a specialist self-employed consultant/trainer, incorporating specialist speakers. Dates have been set for Tuesdays in November- see application for details. 
  • 4 evening networking sessions facilitated with the support of 4 role model mentors, delivered once per month for 4 months commencing once date agreed by participants. 
  • 4 x 121 mentoring sessions delivered by a business mentor at a time and place to you, covering a wide range of topics – finance, marketing, personal issues, action planning, product development. 

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  • A Facebook private forum where everyone can discuss their business idea and build friendship and contacts
  • Regular contact through email, phone, social media by the Project Coordinator
  • Additional workshops considered dependent on need
  • Action plans produced by each participant and supported where needed by their mentor
  • A final celebration event in Spring 2017 with an opportunity for participants to pitch for a small bursary. 
  • An opportunity to meet and connect with the Power of 4 Alumni – the graduates of the last 2 programmes

 

WHO IS IT FOR?

It is for anyone who has an idea but has not started trading or is very early stage trading.     

WHAT MAKES THE PROGRAMME UNIQUE?

There are lots of good training programmes that cover all the important stuff about starting a business. We go a step further and give you a support network, that will last beyond the life of the programme. Support will come from within the group – you will all have skills, knowledge and contacts you can share. Support will also come from the trainers, mentors and Coordinator. And the added touch is our wonderful Role model mentors who will get you thinking about your business journey. 

Here is what participants on the last programmes said:

I loved my 121 time with my mentor, I found this invaluable as it really helped get my head around financials. Made some great connections/contacts and friends as well. 

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I can’t recommend Power of 4 enough. The network itself I have personally found to be one of the most profound aspects of the programme.

I particularly liked the group mentor sessions and appreciated the opportunity to pitch at the end of the programme. 

I had lost confidence after being made redundant. The support and empathy received from the facilitators has been invaluable in helping set up. 

I am delighted with the contacts made through the Power of 4 programme and have taken energy from the success stories and journeys other ladies have experienced. 

I have been complemented, inspired, but most importantly challenged to think about how to progress a hobby into a successful career. The personal experience of the role model mentors has been the most valuable part of the course as these ladies have "walked the walk" and "talked the talk". 

HOW TO APPLY:

If you are interested in the programme, please download the application form, complete and return. 

Download Application Form HERE.

 

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