Youth Enterprise

Striding Out specialises in supporting young entrepreneurs aged 16-30 

We use professional coaching tools and techniques to unleash their ideas.

Coaching gives them confidence in their skills and abilities to develop their own business.

If you haven't experienced coaching, now is the time to try it out!

Coaching is an important addition and distinctly different to generic business advice and training that you may also access. ethicalapp5low.jpg

We provide support to a wide range of young people, including those in secondary, further and higher education, the unemployed, the disadvantaged, as well as young professionals.

We can offer young entrepreneurs the chance to engage with:-

Check out the casestudies of young entrepreneurs we've worked with here... 

Check out the different projects we are running with young entrepreneurs below.


Social Pioneer Summer Academy

Young Social Entrepreneurship


The Social Pioneer Summer Academy is for young people aged 18-25,

who have an idea for a social enterprise.

A social enterprise is a business which operates for a social or environmental purpose and impact, and reinvest's its profit to further support its cause and mission.

The lucky participants will receive:

  • Training workshops in business skills
  • A business coach for one to one support
  • Mentoring support from specialist experts
  • Marketing support to design a logo and launch the brand

The academy will help the participants:

  • Develop their business plan
  • Design and implement their marketing/sales strategy
  • Secure start up funding
  • Build a team of volunteers and employees
  • LAUNCH their social enterprise

The Social Pioneer Summer Academy is currently running in two locations, - Hammersmith and Fulham and the City of Liverpool. You must be a local resident aged 18-25 to be eligible to participate.

London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. - The academy is running twice, during July and August. The deadline for applications is the 21st June for the July Academy and the 12th of July for the August Academy. Request an application form by emailing Semhar This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or telephone 0203 303 0468

City of Liverpool - The academy is running once during August. The deadline for applications is the 12th of July. Request an application form by Heather This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or telephone 0151 267 0248




Step into Business

Young Entrepreneurship


Step into Business

Are you looking for a Job?

Thinking about starting a Business?

If you are aged 16-25, resident in Anfield, County, Everton, Kirkdale, Derby and Linacre, then attend one of our industry events to meet:-

  • Employers who are recruiting and looking for staff

  • Training Providers, who can tell you about training and educational courses on offer

  • Guest speakers who work or run a business in the industry, so you can find out more about the opportunities available.

  • A Career or Business Coach to discuss your career choices and ambitions, so you can get the help you need.

  • Plus at each event we'll be'll launch an Industry Competition to give someone fantastic work experience in a leading employer in Liverpoo!

Please find Industry events taking place below.

Click on the link to find out more and register to attend. 


Enterprise in Education

Enterprise in Education


Striding Out works in partnership with Universities, Colleges and Schools to deliver workshops, events, and coaching to inspire, inform and support students on key topics surrounding self-employment.

Striding Out is passionate about inspiring individuals about entrepreneurship and self-employment. We provide a range of support services to educational institutions to help them inspire and nurture enterprising qualities amongst students.

Striding Out can offer the following services:-

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Liverpool Vision - Young Entrepreneurs

Young Entrepreneurship

logo_vision313small_res.jpgWith the financial support of Liverpool Vision, we are delivering a coaching and training programme for young entrepreneurs between Oct 2008 and March 2011.

The aim of the programme is:-

  1. To inspire young people to consider entrepreneurship as a career choice, particularly working within education establishments.
  2. To support young entrepreneurs to successfully start and grow their business and social enterprise.
  3. To raise the profile of young entrepreneurs in Liverpool through events and media.
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To achieve this we provide the following support package:-

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Supporting unemployed young people into self-employment

Young Entrepreneurship

stepclever.jpgStriding Out has teamed up with award winning Liverpool based social enterprise, ELECT, to develop the entrepreneurial skills of unemployed young people in North Liverpool.

Stepclever - The Sefton and Liverpool Enterprise Growth Initiative (SLEGI) has contracted us to release the latent entrepreneurship in young people aged 16-25 resident in the SLEGI area. The area presents the greatest economic regeneration challenge in the UK - one of its SOAs has the worst level of deprivation in the country.

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