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Depending on your current situation you might feel daunted at the prospect of starting your own business or feel that there are barriers in your way.

At Outset we have helped hundreds of people to start their own business and are committed to helping clients overcome their barriers. Past clients have shown that if they have the passion and drive to start their own business with a little additional support from the team they have been able to achieve their goals.

The Outset programme

Starting out on your own can seem daunting, but Outset is on hand to offer an expert range of support to help you every step of the way as you start, run and grow your new business.

Whether it’s an initial chat with one of our friendly and knowledgeable business advisors exploring whether self-employment is for you, attending a specialist workshop on subjects such as social media or building a website, or helping you to secure finance or meet other business owners through regular networking events, Outset’s flexible fully funded programme is a must-have for every new business owner.

Find out where our next sessions are being held

A selection of business start-up events throughout Cornwall

Visit our Events page to see the full list of sessions and workshops and to find your nearest

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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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Outset Cornwall, Getting started with Internet Marketing Workshop – Pool

This gives an overview of the different types of online marketing, including a website, email marketing and social media, which will help you decide on your marketing priorities in your start-up journey. We will also look at all things Google, such as Google Trends, Maps and Analytics.

Wednesday, 1 August 2018

10:00 am – 1:00 pm

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

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Outset Cornwall, Introductory Website Workshop – Pool, Redruth

This introductory workshop looks at the most popular website builders – Wix, Weebly and WordPress, to help you choose the right builder for you and your business. Choosing a domain name and hosting package, through to installing WordPress. The second half of the workshop will cover what you need to do in order to get started on creating content and pages for your website, including thinking about your objectives and site map. This workshop is the first in a series of workshops that we offer our clients.

Wednesday, 1 August 2018

2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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

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Outset Cornwall, Registering with HMRC Workshop - Pool, Redruth

An HMRC session where you can meet an Advisor and gain one-to-one advice on how to register as self employed with Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and how the tax system works. We explore how to set up a basic record keeping system to ensure you know what taxes are due and to keep on top of your administration, together with understanding what your tax free allowances are and how to calculate your profits. 

Thursday, 2 August 2018

10:00 am – 1:00 pm

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

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Visit our Events page to see our full list of sessions and workshops