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Support for starting a business

We’ve helped over 86,000 young people to start their own business – and you could be next. We work with 18 to 30-year-olds living in the UK to turn big ideas into a reality. Get in touch to sign up today.

Jazmin Lee, Founder of Plus Equals and Enterprise Award Winner

What’s involved in Enterprise?

Got a business in mind or want to explore an idea? From training and mentoring support to funding and resources, we're here to help you become the best entrepreneur you can be. Our free Enterprise programme takes place in a centre near you and is broken down into three stages. If you’d prefer to learn flexibly with online mentor support, sign up to Enterprise Online.

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 four-day interactive workshop.

Stage 2: Workshop

Over four days you'll get to meet other 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.

Stage 3: Build your business

After the workshop it's time to start building your business. We'll provide a mentor to support you as you plan and test your ideas. You'll even have the opportunity to apply for funding.

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.

Jazmin Lee on Brighton Pier
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Abiola in a black and gold jersey that says Lola Sports, gesturing a number with his hand in a football filed with boys playing football in the background.
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Scott at his tattoo parlour with a client in front of him holding a tool to create a design on the clients’ arm.
Dominique in a punching pose dressed in all black with her logo in the background that spells Warrior
Elaine Hide e-mentor for Prince

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