START, Pre-start

Are you an individual with a new business idea?

This is for you if you want to kick-start a great business idea, or you dream of working for yourself, but you're not sure where to begin.

Fully-funded support

Start-up Weekends: two-day course

Got a new business idea you’re itching to get off the ground but lack the confidence – or the skills – to get started? Our START training is for you.

Designed exclusively for Gloucestershire-based pre-start, unregistered individuals and entrepreneurs, our popular Start-up Weekends are jam-packed with inspiration, exploration and practical new skills.

Spend the weekend exploring your idea and defining next steps to kick off your fledgling business. We’ll help you think about your values, market and mission, and create a practical, one-page business blueprint to help you achieve your goals.

You’ll meet like-minded business people, have fun, and discover how to turn your dream into reality.

What's Involved

Day 1

Day 1

You'll start by getting to know the other entrepreneurs in the room who are taking the course with you. Then, you'll explore what it is to be en entrepreneur, get to the heart of your idea, and learn how to define your idea's value to customers. You'll also learn useful and practical Market Testing strategies and ways you can create a Minimal Viable Product.

Finally, you will begin to put together your elevator pitch for your business idea.

What's Involved

Day 2

Day 2

You'll cover business basics and how to set up your business. After this you'll learn about how to market your business, start your sales and you'll put together your customer journey. As well as this, you'll work through your pricing, sales and finances.

By the end of the course, you'll have refined your 60-second pitch. You'll leave with a Business Model Canvas and have clear next steps towards turning your idea into a reality.

"My Start and Grow Enterprise start-up weekend training was positioned perfectly for my needs"

Peter Anderson, Rhythm Sales

“My Start and Grow Enterprise start-up weekend training was positioned perfectly for my needs. I like to be realistic about my goals, and I was able to face some of my insecurities. During the weekend I stripped away my limiting beliefs to reveal my core business meaning. I gained insights behind my marketing strategies and the ability to understand how to make my pricing more enticing”

Peter Anderson, Speaker, Author & Leadership coach, Rhythm Sales

The next couple of days I closed two deals that alleviated my financial stress & embraced my new business owner identity

To take part in the Start and Grow Enterprise project, you will need to complete a short joining form.