In March, X-Forces Enterprise (XFE) adapted all face-to-face training and networking sessions to become virtual events in anticipation of the COVID-19 lockdown.

“We had been planning a more blended approach to training,” says founder Ren Kapur MBE, “and coronavirus certainly accelerated this.”

The switch to online courses has particularly benefited those who find travelling a challenge. It meant people like Carrie and her husband, who are based in different parts of the country, were able to tackle their business planning together. Carrie says: “I thought it was awesome, I even have one of the attendees designing my logo as we speak!”

As the official MOD and military charity partner for enterprise training and skills, XFE provides:

  • Self-employment discovery workshops
  • Business start-up skills
  • A business continuity masterclass
  • Military in Business® Network Events.

XFE holds regular regional networking events hosted by successful business owners. These virtual gatherings are a great opportunity for entrepreneurs – both established and aspiring – to come together and share ideas and experiences.

Pride in the community

“We take immense pride in supporting the wider forces community,” adds Ren, “and were delighted when The Royal British Legion awarded us a new contract to offer training specifically for service spouses and family members. We also launched our online Knowledge Exchange Hub – a simple to use, one-stop-shop for all things self-employment. Enterprise learning isn’t a one-off programme, it’s a journey of learning and doesn’t have an end.”

Visit x-forces.com to find out more.

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