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Be your own boss in Birmingham


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It’s the best-ever time to start up your own business. Especially now that Outset Birmingham can offer you start-up support and start-up funding.

Across the country, the Outset service has helped thousands of people just like you make a success of starting up in business. Most were unemployed before they took steps to start up, or in jobs that left them unfulfilled.

The good news is that, through our interactive online learning tool, Outset Online, you can access 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 >>>

Where are you now?

We work with people from a range of different backgrounds, at all different stages and often with different needs. No matter what your personal circumstances, our first priority is to help you figure out of if self-employment is the right path for you and then make sure you’ve got all the tools and information you need to get started with building and growing a successful business in Birmingham.

I've got a great idea

I'm unemployed or recently redundant

I need to improve my business knowledge

I need finance for my business

Pip Hayler, Outset client

“Even though I wanted to, I never had enough confidence to start my own business and felt afraid of doing the wrong thing. Now thanks to Outset Online, I’ve definitely got the knowledge, skills and confidence I needed”.


Individuals engaged

Businesses created

New jobs created

Start Up Loans secured

How can we help you?

We offer a range of support to help you start, launch and grow a new business in Birmingham, whether it’s building your confidence and skills through our video tutorials and tools on Outset Online; helping you apply for and secure finance and mentoring support through Outset Finance; or introducing you to other business owners through our online and in-person networking communities. Click on the tiles below to find out more about how we can support you.

“All the information provided by Outset has been so helpful. I am much more confident with the idea of being my own boss than I was before.”

– Ali Celiker, GOT2TEAM

Outset client, Ali Celiker