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How Exploring Enterprise helped profoundly deaf Ruth grow her confidence and self esteem to start her own business

Ruth always dreamed of setting up her own children’s nursery and had been volunteering for Ballyclare Family Focus at the time and seen a real need for this so that was the start of her journey. Her heart was telling her what she needed to do but her head was telling her that she had no business skills and did not know anything about starting a business. This is where Exploring Enterprise intervened

How Exploring Enterprise helped Gareth overcome barriers to self-employment

His Story Having been in an accident previously and as a result, becoming an amputee, I had been out of work for a while. During this time I started to help a friend with his books and decided that I would like to do my book keeping qualifications and start up my own business. So, I completed SAGE Level 1-3 but was not sure if the direction I was going in was the right direction.

After a career break Exploring Enterprise was the right programme at the right time to get back into a job

When Iris reached a stage in her life where she had decided to leave her employment as at the time she had a family friend who was sick and in hospital. After 2 years had passed she felt that her confidence was dropping, she had lost her sense of fulfilment and although she wanted to return to work, she did not think she had the necessary qualifications to get back into the job that she had previously been in.