Could you be your own boss?

Now there's an idea.

If you’re interested in exploring whether your ideas can grow into a great business then Outset can help!

Our programme is designed to help you:

  • Develop your ideas
  • Build your confidence and skills
  • Learn to run your own business

We know how daunting the idea of working for yourself and managing your own business can be. Our goal is not to baffle you with jargon, but rather to ensure that you have all the support you need for every stage of your journey, from developing the first stages of your idea through to planning and launching your business, and beyond. Plus, our Outset Finance service is a government approved Start Up Loans provider and can help you get money for your new business.

Current funding:
Like all other EU funded projects, our current funding from the European Regional Development Fund and Convergence ended on 31st May 2015. This means that we’re not currently able to offer our workshops or other on-the-ground support. Find out more about our current funding situation.

The good news is that thanks to the European Regional Development Fund and Convergence, we are able to continue offering all residents of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly 12-months free access to our interactive online learning tool, Outset Online, which gives you all the support, knowledge and tools you need to start and sustain your business – whenever or wherever you need.

Find out more about Outset Online and apply for free access >>

Where are you now?

Happy clients

"Having both the availability of training and ‘encouragement’ has made the difference of giving life another go. Illness recovery often requires the vital ingredients Outset provides for which I am eternally grateful on all counts." Peter Lumley, Pete Lumley Photography

"I have found the advice and assistance priceless in formulating my business plan from an idea to actually setting up trading. Quite frankly without Outset Cornwall I would not have been able to get to this stage and plan effectively for my future trading." Sam Thomas, Infootsteps

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