Stage 1: Info session
Our programme kicks off with a free information session in your local area. We'll tell you how we can support you and, if you're still keen, we'll also invite you onto our interactive workshop.
Stage 2: Workshop
During your workshop you'll get to meet like-minded people. You'll also have the chance to tap into a business adviser, covering everything from business planning and marketing to sales, budgeting and tax. Workshops vary in length but average between two and four days.
Stage 3: Build your business
After the workshop it's time to start building your business. We'll provide you with a mentor to support you as you plan and test your ideas. You'll even have the opportunity to apply for personal loans for business purposes.
Stage 4: Launch
Before launch, you'll present your business plan to our Business Launch Group. Their job is to ensure your idea is viable and sustainable. Don’t worry, there are no dragons here. It’s designed to be a positive experience for you – and to ensure there are no weak points in your plan. There’s also additional start-up finance support if you need it. You can find out how this works here.