Starting in Business
Helping you set up or grow your new business
Nurturing new businesses across Dorset
The new business specialists in our Enterprise team work hard to ensure every new initiative has the best possible chance of success. The programme of support includes:
- ‘Business Essentials’ two-day workshops for those new in business or thinking of starting a business: These are held on a regular basis, usually twice a month. Each workshop provides support to around a dozen individuals.
- Tailored support: Usually delivered through one-to-one meetings with one of our Enterprise specialists. These allow more detailed discussion of specific issues.
- Ongoing support: Every individual or business that attends our workshops can benefit from follow-on support.
"An amazing two day course. Leaving feeling like I have focus and direction. Thank you so very much." Nicki
What to expect from our Business Essentials workshops
Over 150 individuals have benefited from the two-day course delivered by our Enterprise team. Held at locations across Dorset, they’re a vital ingredient to building confidence:
- The workshops cover a wide range of essential business information, delivered in a friendly, informal style. The emphasis is on helping those new to business to understand the basics and provides a framework for the future planning of a business.
- Participants are encouraged to ask questions and take part in discussions. This helps to reinforce learning and allows them to benefit from the experiences of others.
- Our Enterprise team brings years of business experience to the workshops and draws on the knowledge of other experts where appropriate.
- Here’s how to finance your business
- The Prince's Trust provides support for people aged 18-30 starting a business
- Book onto other events for more help
- There's more information available at www.gov.uk/set-up-business
Download a free copy of the Start Up and Grow your Business in Poole book published by Start Your Own Business (SYOB) and the Borough of Poole.
"Absolutely incredible course, thank you! Wish I'd done this 12 months ago when I started the business!" Lisa, Thrive with Lisa