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There is a clear economic and social rationale to promoting a second chance for failed entrepreneurs. First and foremost, businesses set up by re-starters grow faster than first timers in terms of turnover and jobs created and approximately one fifth of all successful business people failed first time round. Secondly, most of the time, business failure is not due to the incompetence of the entrepreneurs. Thirdly, Europeans as a whole are relatively risk-averse, especially compared to countries such as the USA. Value of Failure seeks to kickstart the development of a comprehensive and integrated international approach to second chance entrepreneurs by constructing tailormade training and support for them and mainstreaming it across relevant stakeholders at regional level.

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Creating Connections

In order to do so we will firstly create three Regional “Second Chance Entrepreneurs Alliances”. This new strategy involves bringing together stakeholders in enterprise education and economic development – such as Universities and Colleges, VET providers, Enterprise Development Agencies, Local Governments, Banks, and Chambers of Commerce – to jointly contribute to sustainable cultural and institutional change towards business failure. This will be achieved in a “top down” strategy via dialogue, exchange of best practice and construction of a common agenda for action. This type of Alliance has never been used before in Europe and once stakeholders are aware of the changes needed, they will be in a position to work together, pooling resources to make effective and cost effective improvements in services.   We will systematize the process and lessons learned in the form of a SEAL Toolkit, which will be published and actively promoted as a means of replicating the Alliances in other regions.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”11178″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” css_animation=”right-to-left”][vc_column_text]

Starting Again

As a first concrete outcome of the collaboration espoused by the Alliance, we will then develop, test, publish and promote a dynamic “Value of Failure Enterprise” training course directly targeted at graduates and second chance entrepreneurs.

Specifically, the content of the course itself will be innovative:

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Start changing minds towards business failure, eliminating negative social perceptions and stigma towards honest business failure.

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Work with Higher and Vocational Education Providers to ensure that Business Failure and its consequences is taught as part of all enterprise courses.

[/vc_willow_service_block][vc_willow_service_block heading=”Finance” style=”style-2″ icon=”linecons li_world” css_animation=”animate_css animated fadeInUp”]Educate Banks, Micro Credit and Finance Providers that people who have failed in business before are statistically a better risk than first time start-ups

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Sign up to our pledge
to see how you can help
make Northern Ireland
a better place to start
and restart a new business.

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Failures are finger posts on the road to achievement.

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We must free ourselves of the hope that the sea will ever rest. We must learn to sail in high winds.

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Success and failure are greatly overrated. But failure gives you a whole lot more to talk about.

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Perseverance is failing nineteen times and succeeding the twentieth.

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Success does not consist in never making mistakes, but in never making them a second time.

[/vc_willow_quote][vc_willow_quote title=”Section” cite=”Winston Chruchill”]

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.

[/vc_willow_quote][vc_willow_quote title=”Section” cite=”Isaac Newton”]

An essential aspect of creativity is not being afraid to fail.

[/vc_willow_quote][/vc_willow_quotes_carousel][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1425815543247{padding-top: 106px !important;}” id=”team”][vc_column][vc_row_inner css=”.vc_custom_1398975492605{margin-bottom: 20px !important;}”][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_willow_section_heading large_heading=”Meet the Team” small_heading=”Meet the Team”][vc_column_text]Value of Failure is delivered by a cross-sectoral partnership led by University Szczecin (Poland), known for its commitment to collaboration as a means to pursuing excellence. They will be joined by Enterprise Northern Ireland (UK) the primary Enterprise Education Organisation in the Northern Ireland region of the UK specialising in VET training and regional economic development programmes. The Visionworks (Germany) are a specialised business start-up consultancy, whose practical and holistic approach to enterprise training is reflected in highly successful online learning platform “Univations Academy”. The partnership is completed by Canice Consulting (UK), an international consultancy in the field of business VET with a growing specialism in digital learning and online marketing and Creo Mind (Poland), whose Director is a recognised authority in Entrepreneurship education and new pedagogical approaches.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

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Failures are finger posts on the road to achievement.

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We must free ourselves of the hope that the sea will ever rest. We must learn to sail in high winds.

[/vc_willow_quote][vc_willow_quote title=”Section” cite=”Hildegard Knef”]

Success and failure are greatly overrated. But failure gives you a whole lot more to talk about.

[/vc_willow_quote][vc_willow_quote title=”Section” cite=”Julie Andrews”]

Perseverance is failing nineteen times and succeeding the twentieth.

[/vc_willow_quote][vc_willow_quote title=”Section” cite=”George Bernard Shaw”]

Success does not consist in never making mistakes, but in never making them a second time.

[/vc_willow_quote][vc_willow_quote title=”Section” cite=”Winston Chruchill”]

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.

[/vc_willow_quote][vc_willow_quote title=”Section” cite=”Isaac Newton”]

An essential aspect of creativity is not being afraid to fail.

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General

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Poland

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Germany

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UK

Canice@caniceconsulting.com

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