Outset in 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.

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 or contact us here for more information.

Our next sessions

Free Business Seminar for Ukrainians

Семінар для українських підприємців у Великій Британії | Business Seminar for Ukrainian Entrepreneurs in the UK

Wednesday, 31 May 2023

9:30 am – 2:30 pm

Bristol & Bath Science Park,
Dirac Crescent, Emersons Green, BS16 7FR

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Introduction to Enterprise - 3 day workshop

ONLINE EVENT - This is a three part workshop covering everything you need to start a business!

Tuesday, 6 June 2023

10:00 am – 2:00 pm


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Connect Today

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 456 1311

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