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Want support to run your new business?


Once you’ve taken that leap of faith to launch your business, Outset will be there to support you.

After completing our Start Your Business sessions, Outset’s practical support, from specialist workshops to 1:1 coaching and exclusive networking events, will guide you in your crucial first year of business.

Our Run Your Business sessions will help you learn how to start branding, promoting and marketing your business, and give you practical ways of improving your selling technique and making your business more sustainable.

Kador Upholstery is enjoying a very successful year. We recently caught up with owners Steve and Maika Medlyn to find out how their business has grown thanks to support from the Outset programme.

Run Your Business Sessions

Run Your Business session 1

Branding & Promotion

When starting up, one of the biggest challenges is making you and your business known and acquiring new customers. Looking at branding overall and how it’s used effectively to raise awareness and build customer loyalty, this session also starts examining potential promotion ideas and materials for your business, using real-world examples to demonstrate and discuss what works and what doesn’t.

Run Your Business session 2

Branding & Marketing

Taking what was learned in the previous session, this workshop will help you consider which options are best suited to your business, provide you with innovative ways of marketing your business on a small budget and show you how to develop a professional marketing strategy and plan.

Run Your Business session 3

Sustainability & Resilience

As consumers and society as a whole become more conscious of important environmental issues, such as climate change and reducing our carbon footprint, this session looks at the impact this has on businesses and potential changes that could be implemented. Through activities and group discussion, we’ll look at how to start formulating a sustainability plan for your business and how to communicate your sustainable values effectively.

Run Your Business session 4

Selling Made Simple

Designed to equip you with knowledge and skills you can start using straight away, this workshop focuses on simple steps in developing effective sales strategies and pitches that work for your business. Using interactive exercises and discussion points to help build confidence, understand the psychology and methods of effective selling, outline processes and assist with targeting and market/customer research, this workshop will give you a super starting point and demonstrate how simple selling can be.

Run Your Business session 5

Planning & Presentations

Using everything you’ve been learning and developing over the sessions, now you get the chance to present your complete business idea and plans to the group, so they can give you honest, constructive feedback. You’ll also find out how to continue accessing advice and support after you start trading, and what other specialist workshops are available to you.

Check below for details of our upcoming sessions. We’re adding new dates all the time, so bookmark this page and keep checking for new dates near you.


Share your knowledge, experience and ideas with other Outset clients on their business start-up journey at our exclusive networking events.

Smart working during coronavirus epidemic

Support during the COVID-19 Crisis

At Outset, we’re still working hard to support our clients through online sessions and specialist workshops, plus phone or Skype 1:1s. Get in touch to find out more or take a look at this really useful guide from our colleagues at GrowSmart that’ll help you get through this and come out successfully on the other side.


Need some help to boost your new business?

Don’t forget, you can book a place on our Boost Your Business Sessions and learn more about business planning and structures, digital marketing and building a website while you attend our Start and Run Your Business sessions.

Check our Boost page for details of our upcoming sessions.

Our next sessions:

We’re adding new dates all the time, so if you don’t see a session that’s right for you, bookmark this page and check back for details again soon.

Busy in the day? Don’t worry, we run a five-session evening programme too.


Outset Cornwall - Run Your Business Sessions for Women **ONLINE**

Our Run Your Business workshops will help you learn how to run your new business effectively, including planning, marketing and selling.

Friday, 10 December 2021

10:00 am – 1:00 pm


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Funded by ERDF

Outset Cornwall Start, Run and Grow project is funded by European Regional Development Fund and will run until July 2022. It is being delivered by YTKO Ltd and Cornwall Neighbourhoods for Change.