News from Outset Start and Grow Portsmouth

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Thu 21 Apr 2022

YTKO wins Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2022 for its excellence in promoting opportunity through social mobility….

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Tue 5 Apr 2022

A strong business proposal is a top opportunity to win new business. It is the ultimate sales document, a condensed version of all the value your solution brings to a client’s problem. …

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Tue 22 Mar 2022

Build your customer base with our top tips on how to attract new leads and maintain excellent service to your loyal following. …

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Wed 16 Mar 2022

Cashflow is the number one thing to get right when starting up a business. Even some of the best business ideas can fall flat because there isn’t enough money to keep it going, let alone growing.  Indeed a staggering 90% of small business failures are due to poor cash flow….

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Tue 8 Mar 2022

In this blog, we look at the recent trends in terms of women in UK starting and running their own businesses. We also examine the reasons why women make great business leaders, and finally we talk about why Outset Start and Grow Portsmouth programme backs women-led businesses….

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Tue 1 Mar 2022

With the Winter Olympics just over, and the Paralympic Winter Games starting this week, the ski jump comes to mind when thinking about starting a new business: The challenge you have to conquer when starting at the top of the slope, and then taking a leap, not knowing if you are going to land safely, let alone whether a gold medal awaits you at the end. …

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Fri 11 Feb 2022

As a busy business owner, and even if you are just starting out in business, do you wonder where all the times goes in the day and how you can do more? Do you ever finish your workday feeling like you weren’t able to accomplish everything on your list? You start with a plan, a […]…

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Tue 8 Feb 2022

The Outset Start and Grow programme is supporting aspiring entrepreneurs and small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) based in the PO1-PO6 postcode areas of Portsmouth with a mix of intensive support and grant funding.  On completing the support programme, participants are now benefiting from pre-qualified access to grants towards the costs of starting and growing their business.  Any […]…

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Mon 7 Feb 2022

With six million SMEs in the UK, accounting for 99% of all businesses, 33% of all employment, and 21% of economic turnover – the pandemic sent ripples through our economy and communities.  Many businesses in our region had to close or operate at reduced capacity throughout the pandemic. So it’s no surprise that two years […]…

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Fri 4 Feb 2022

Many businesses that fail young simply don’t understand their marketplace and where they fit within it. Since 2019, access to markets has been the most vital or very important factor for future growth for scaleups according to the Scale Up Institute. When you have a few big, repeat customers every month, you can feel a false […]…

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Mon 31 Jan 2022

There is now a short window open to people like you – who are thinking about starting their own business – to get free business support and a grant from the Outset Start and Grow Portsmouth programme. The UK Government’s Community Renewal Fund (CRF) is focused on regenerating communities and enabling more people to benefit […]…

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Mon 31 Jan 2022

Growing your business might seem a daunting task when you oversee every aspect of your business. Regardless of whether you are just starting out or have some experience, managing your business has many challenges. This explains why roughly half of small businesses close their doors by the fifth year. How you deal with these challenges defines […]…

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Fri 28 Jan 2022

Many entrepreneurs are intimidated by the idea of writing a business plan. The idea of writing such a detailed document may remind you of the dreaded days of school, or may just feel that you can better use your time elsewhere. “An intelligent plan is the first step to success. The man who plans knows […]…

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Mon 24 Jan 2022

How are your New Year resolutions going? Perhaps you have been thinking about becoming your own boss and have a great idea for a new business, or if you are already trading, then now is the right time to inject some new direction, skills and money into your business to take it to the next […]…

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Sun 9 Jan 2022

programme delivered by YTKO. The Outset Start & Grow Programme is funded by Portsmouth City Council through the UK Community Renewal Fund….