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 co-financed provision from the European Regional Development Fund, Bournemouth Borough Council, Bournemouth 2026 and JP Morgan ended on 31st March 2016. This means that we’re not able to offer our workshops or other on-the-ground support, although we’re hoping to be back up and running in the future.

The good news is that thanks to The Outset Foundation, we are able to continue to offering all residents of Bournemouth 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

"The Outset team are passionate about encouraging new and growing local businesses and I would recommend them to anybody with a business idea. Getting in touch with them may just be the best thing you decide to do all year." Mark Burgess, Up for a Change

"Outset is a great resource for anyone thinking about starting or in the early stages of running their own business. It is a great help to have a team who supports you in your starts and keep mentoring you along your business." Steve Rafter, BOMO Audio

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Zoe Bradley

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