X-Forces is a Social Enterprise (CIC) that nurtures entrepreneurial ambition and enterprise skills specifically for the military community. This wide ranging community includes veterans, service leavers, reserves, spouses and Forces families. The support X-Forces offers is through training, finance, coaching, knowledge exchange, ongoing mentoring and connections to 'Big Business' that is predominantly bespoke to the individual or business.
X-Forces provides enterprise training, business planning and funding support that includes:
- Discovery: Self-Assessment to help individuals decide if self-employment is the right choice for them through Workshops and advice.
- Business Planning: X-Forces Workshops and Business Advisors provide detailed business planning support to turn an idea into a detailed business plan.
- Funding: As a Delivery Partner for the Treasury backed Start Up Loans Company, X-Forces are able to facilitate loans of between £500 and £25,000. X-Forces can also support grant funding applications, crowd funding and more. Read more.
- Launch: Once you are ready to start running your business, X-Forces will be able to promote your launch to their community through our social media, newsletters and blog.
- Ongoing Support: You are now part of the X-Forces community, whether you chose to start-up a business, take up an employed role or a combination of both. X-Forces have a network of expert mentors across industry sectors that are available to their community to offer knowledge exchange, advice and often reassurance!
- X-Forces series of Blog posts, webinars, newsletters and events are available to their community to; top-up enterprise skills, network and meet like-minded individuals, promote your business and share your story with those that are deciding what their future looks like.
- If you have been Medically Discharged X-Forces offers a bespoke Business Experience programme that is tailored to helping you decide if self-employment could be the right path for you.
For advice and support, contact:
Telephone: 03301 131 111 (9am to 6pm, weekdays)
Website: X Forces
Head Office Address:
6-20 Elizabeth Street