Business and enterprise support

Would you love to be self-employed or start your own business? Maybe you already run a business and want to grow it? 

Our Business and Enterprise offer is designed just for you.  Our free service provides:

  • One to one guidance to support you to plan your business from inception to development and growth
  • Training workshops to boost your skills and connect with other entrepreneurs
  • Access to funding to support your start-up and business development

Our StriveLive programme, delivered with our partner Enterprise Cube, is designed to kickstart your new business journey and includes bespoke mentoring from experienced entrepreneurs and 24-hour access to online information and resources through an e-learning portal. The course covers the following key themes:

  • Supercharging your business idea
  • Market research and pricing
  • Figures, funding and feasibility
  • Branding and marketing
  • Set-up and registrations
  • Cashflow and business planning
  • A “Dragon’s Den” style competition, with a chance to apply for a start-up grant

 To find out more about future courses, email the Employment and Skills team and we will get in touch.