Momentic & Self Employment
Momentic has over 25 years of experience in delivering self-employment and business start-up programmes to a range of audiences. We have played a crucial part in the delivery of the government’s ‘flagship’ self-employment programme NEA since its inception in 2011.
Our team members have delivered full self-employment advice, training and qualification models in over 30 contracts ( including New Deal, FND, Work Programme, New Enterprise Allowance (NEA), Probation, Prisons and now Restart). Our team consists of experienced business advisers, all who have extensive experience of running their own business and have an intrinsic understanding of self-employment.
What happens next?
Following an initial assessment of a business idea and the participants suitability for the scheme, we will enrol them on to our self-employment service. They will receive up to 18 weeks of support, comprising of a mix of one-to-one support with their own dedicated business adviser, group workshops to learn about key elements of business and ongoing virtual or face-to-face support.
We will work with them to develop and finalise their business plan, help to launch their business and then continue to support their business in its initial phase for up to 6 months. One of the key elements of the success of our service is the rapport between the participant and their business adviser. Our business advisers are dedicated to their role and want to ensure that their business has the necessary building blocks in place. They will always be on the end of a phone, available via email or in person to help support them through the tricky start-up phase.
What topics do we cover?
• Market Research
• Online Marketing
• Web Design
• Marketing and Using Social Media
• Legal and Legislation
• Financial Planning
• Business Planning (Developing a
• Book-keeping, Tax, VAT and NI
• Customer Service and Sales
• Networking (pre & post start)
What happens following business launch?
We will continue to support our participants whilst in work to help sustain their income and their business and we are there to call upon if they have a problem or a query.
Typical support includes:
• Book keeping and taxation
• Employment laws
• Universal Credit monthly reporting and any Minimum Income Floor Returns
• Growth support
• Networking events and signposting to complementary services
Their personal business adviser will be on-hand to help them through the initial phase of their business and will look to maintain regular contact with them to ensure that their business has the maximum chance of success.