Outset in North and East Bristol

At Outset, we know how inspiring the idea of working for yourself can be, but also that managing your own business can sometimes be daunting – that’s why we’re here!

We’ve helped thousands of people just like you across the UK to make their dreams come true, by giving them the confidence, knowledge and skills to create thriving and successful businesses.

Outset

If you have a business idea in mind, this practical support programme will guide you through all the critical steps needed for success. 

We will strengthen your business skills, knowledge and confidence and help you lay the right foundations for a thriving, sustainable business. Our comprehensive content covers areas such as knowing your customer, marketing, demand generation and sales, building competitive advantage, and ensuring you have enough working capital to help your business fly.

You will also be working in a group of your peers and benefiting from the invaluable support of, and connections with, a like-minded community.

We won’t baffle you with jargon, but will share our wealth of knowledge and expertise in a friendly and supportive way, helping to develop you and your business. You’ll also be working in a group of your peers, and benefitting from the invaluable support of, and connections with, a like-minded community.

Introduction to
Enterprise:

This course covers the fundamentals of setting up your business by helping you understand how to test the market, think of who your customers are, and where to sell.

By the end of these sessions you will have completed all the basic learning to help you create a business plan for your new start-up.

Outset Finance

Financing the start or growth of a business can be a challenge, but our sister service, Outset Finance, is a national delivery partner for the government’s Start Up Loan scheme, administered by the British Business Bank.

The Outset Finance team will guide you through the application process and provide post-loan mentoring.

Outset Online:

Our excellent online platform is full of great content and exercises to work through in your own time.

We also facilitate groups on here so that you can communicate with those you have met in workshops and other entrepreneurs nationally. It’s a fantastic way to build a network of like-minded people.

Business Start Up:

A range of sessions on specific, essential topics, such as social media, website design, start-up finance and many more.

Engagement Events

Bringing together entrepreneurs in a collaborative and supportive environment to build your business contacts.

Want to find out more?

Complete the application form below to sign up to the programme and receive updates on how you can get involved and receive expert support from us.

Our next sessions

Yoga with Rachel - An IWD Taster Session

Rachel will introduce a 45 minute Vinyasa Flow Yoga session for anyone over 18 that wants to take part. No previous experience is necessary.

Saturday, 6 March 2021

11:00 am – 12 noon

Online

Fully booked


Yoga with Claire - An IWD Taster Session

Claire will introduce a 1 hour Yoga session for anyone over 18 that wants to take part. No previous experience is necessary.

Sunday, 7 March 2021

10:00 am – 11:00 am

Online

Fully booked


Selling online for SMEs

Want to reach more customers and build your sales through an online shop for your products?

Tuesday, 9 March 2021

10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Online

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Yoga with Haidee - an IWD Taster Session

Haidee introduces you a 1 hour Mindful Yoga session for anyone that wants to take part. No previous experience is necessary.

Tuesday, 9 March 2021

10:00 am – 11:00 am

Online

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Photography for Social Media - An IWD Taster Session

Join Vanessa Miles, professional photographer, for top tips on how to improve your business's visual skills for social media engagement.

Tuesday, 9 March 2021

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Online

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Using Your Story as a Part of your Business - An IWD Taster Session

From social media bios and about pages to marketing and sales conversations, your story is a cornerstone of your business.

Wednesday, 10 March 2021

10:00 am – 11:00 am

Online

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Intro to Managing your own PR with Stacey Sheppard - an IWD Taster Session

Freelance journalist and award-winning blogger Stacey Sheppard will take you through the basics of understanding what PR is.

Thursday, 11 March 2021

10:00 am – 11:00 am

Online

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Get Social | Women's Bristol Network | International Women's Day

Join YTKO West of England in Celebrating International Women's Day!

Thursday, 11 March 2021

11:00 am – 12 noon

Online

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Intro to Mindfulness through Meditation - An IWD Taster Session

Join Elisa Riutta from South Coast Mindfulness as she demonstrates how mindfulness can bring calm and focus during these unprecedented times

Thursday, 11 March 2021

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Online

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Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway® - An IWD Taster Session

Based on the bestselling book, Feel the Fear... and Do It Anyway® by Dr Susan Jeffers Ph.D. and delivered by a qualified instructor.

Friday, 12 March 2021

10:00 am – 11:00 am

Online

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Improve Productivity: Time Management and Prioritisation Skills

Learn a better approach to time management and prioritisation to improve productivity and gain better results.

Friday, 19 March 2021

10:00 am – 12 noon

Online

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Marketing for Start-Ups

Want to learn how to market your business?

Wednesday, 24 March 2021

10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Online

Fully booked


Instagram for Business

Boost your online profile and learn how to use Instagram to engage with customers and grow your business

Wednesday, 24 March 2021

10:00 am – 12 noon

Online

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Costing, Pricing and the Breakeven Point

Want to get your head around costing, pricing and the breakeven point?

Wednesday, 31 March 2021

10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Online

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Instagram for Business

Boost your online profile and learn how to use Instagram to engage with customers and grow your business

Wednesday, 21 April 2021

10:00 am – 12 noon

Online

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From developing your business idea and creating your business plan to launching your business, Outset is with you every step of the way.

Just get in touch with the team to find out more about how Outset can help you and your business.

Call us on 0800 917 9324

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