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Want to start a business?

Our team of friendly and supportive expert business advisors will help you explore your business idea.

A range of information information sessions, practical workshops and online learning will give you the tools and confidence you need to start your business journey.

Got a business idea but not sure what to start?

Our informal sessions help you find out more about what enterprise is and whether it is the right option for you. Our advisors talk you through the range of support available through Outset to help you on your next steps.

Start Your Business workshops

Our Start Your Business workshops allow you to explore whether starting a business is right for you.

These sessions are usually run as two full day and two half day sessions over a four-week period. For example Start Your Business sessions 1 & 2 will be on one day and a week later Start Your Business sessions 3 & 4 will be held. The following week Start Your Business session 5 will be a half day, with Start Your Business session 6 following on in the last week.

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Information sessions

With regular business start-up sessions across Cornwall, find out if running your own business is for you.

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Want to start your own business?

Through tailored help and advice Outset Cornwall can help you Start, Run and Grow your business.


Workshops and events

Outset run specialist business workshops and networking events in various locations across the county.


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Find out how Outset has helped people start their own business in Cornwall


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Kador Upholstery

"Outset is brilliant. Every member of the team is like one big support network. Outset gave us the confidence to start our own business."

Come Craft with Rhi

"I was blown away by the level of support on offer. Starting your own business is an exciting and unknown adventure. Just go for it!"

Rebelicious Sauces

"Outset’s team of expert business advisors are excellent. Their tailored advice and support has been extremely useful."

Forthcoming business start-up events throughout Cornwall

We run both start-up sessions and workshops to help you grow your new business throughout Cornwall, visit our Events page to find out if there is one in your area.

Events taking place in the next few days

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Outset Cornwall, Branding, Promotion & Sales Workshop – Pool, Redruth

When starting up one of the biggest challenges is making you and your business known and acquiring new customers. This full day workshop provides a clear insight into the main methods of marketing your business. It will help you consider which options are best suited to your business, provide you with innovative ways of marketing your business on a startup budget and develop a professional marketing strategy and plan. Our comprehensive sales element will help you to target your potential clients, understand the psychology and methods of effective selling and establish a sales strategy that will work for your business.

Wednesday, 25 July 2018

10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Pool Innovation Centre, Trevenson Road,
Pool, Redruth, TR15 3PL

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Outset Cornwall, Business Planning & Sources of Finance Workshop – Penzance

This workshop focuses on creating a Business Pitch, which is the underlying basis of a full Business Plan. We'll then discuss using this in more detail to create a full Business Plan and focus on the key elements you'll need to create your executive summary, operational plan and cash flow forecast. Then we’ll look at the different types of funding, including the Outset Microgrant together with their benefits and limitations.

Wednesday, 25 July 2018

10:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Lescudjack Centre, Penmere Close,
Penzance, TR18 3PE

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Outset Cornwall, Ask the Expert Workshop – Pool, Redruth

At this workshop we invite along industry professionals for a question and answer session. Lee Wagland, Customer Relations Advisor from the Business Regulatory Support service will give you help and advice which will cover environmental health, trading standards, Licensing, health and safety, fire and much more.

Thursday, 26 July 2018

10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Pool Innovation Centre, Trevenson Road,
Pool, Redruth, TR15 3PL

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