Be Your Own Boss
This project aims at supporting, enabling, coaching, inspiring people to become self-employed and create their own job. The purpose is to encourage people not to wait for someone else to offer them a job and show them how they can take control and create their own job. Be Your own Boss (BYOB) is a flexible and practical incubation methodology. It combines entrepreneurship education, cross-sectoral business development and creative learning pathways to leave learners capable of successfully launching their own businesses. The BYOB methodology consists of practical experience, working in-group and one-to-one coaching sessions, instant access to relevant contemporary information and on-going, continuous support from a network of entrepreneurs alongside a designated incubator instructor. Be Your Own Boss could be utilized by business incubators, employment agencies and adult educators to coach, develop and support new and potential entrepreneurs from disadvantaged backgrounds who otherwise would not access a route to self-employment.
VITECO is the activity leader for all aspects of dissemination & exploitation of the project, developing a valorization plan covering all aspects of BYOB, its results and outputs.