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.

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


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.

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…then you may be able to access our fully-funded support services.

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Where are you now?

Individuals engaged

Businesses created

New jobs created

Finance secured