It’s a great time to start your own business, especially with the help of our award-winning Outset service providing start-up support and access to funding, a wide range of training workshops, e-learning, mentoring and 1:1 advice, and post-start support.

Across the UK, Outset has touched the lives of thousands of individuals, from all walks of life, helping them to make a success of starting and growing a business since 2008.

The Outset programme of blended learning and support, is unique in that it builds the person as well as their business idea.It can be daunting, but we’re here to help you decide if self-employment and enterprise is right for you. If it is, we’ll take you through the start-up journey and give you all the tools, knowledge and confidence you need to make it a success, and connect you to a great community of new business owners.

Read more about our journey.

Where are you now?

27,835
Individuals engaged

6,345
Businesses created

4,771
New jobs created

£15,039,000
Finance secured