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The Outset programme

Outset Birmingham

The support we deliver in Birmingham is based on a programme that has been successfully delivered around the country for the last five years, and draws on over a decade of experience and acknowledged best practice. Over 100 of start-up experts have helped create this programme so that anyone with ambition, common sense and a willingness to put in the hours can use it to start and grow a business: four people build their own business every working day thanks to Outset.

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Outset Online

Outset Online is an online-learning programme that’s designed to give you all the essential tools and knowledge you need to start a business, and as a resident of Birmingham you are eligible to apply for 12-months free access. Outset Online includes over 140 video tutorials, a range of different downloadable guides and templates, interactive quizzes and activities for putting your learning into practice, user-friendly calculators that take the pain out of financial planning plus a complete online business plan builder – it’s all there. All you need is access to the internet and you’re all set, working at your own pace, whenever you want.

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The Outset Foundation

The Outset Foundation

The Outset Foundation is an independent UK charity dedicated to supporting self-employment and skills development across the UK, with a particular focus on helping people that may be struggling to find traditional employment to give themselves a job. Thanks to the Foundation, residents of Birmingham can now access Outset’s start-up support.

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Outset Finance

Our Outset Finance service can help all residents of Birmingham apply for a government-backed Start Up Loan, a special scheme for supporting people who have been (or are likely to be) refused by the bank and are in their first year of trading, or in some circumstances, their second year. We have helped people secure loans valued from £2,000 through to £10,000 and even higher on some occasions and they come at an unbeatable 6.2% APR. Plus, all successful Start Up Loan applicants receive 12-months free mentoring support.

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Outset Finance
Enterprising Women

Enterprising Women

This is a national not-for-profit community that’s all about helping women achieve the success they want, by empowering, connecting, training, inspiring, promoting, celebrating and supporting them. Enterprising Women works with female business owners, both new and established, from any sector and background and from all over the UK, and offers a network of local business clubs as well as a range of other support, including training programmes, networking events and mentoring support. Click through to find out what local support Enterprising Women has available in Birmingham.

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