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

Across the country, Outset 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.

Now, thanks to The Outset Foundation, you too can apply for 12-months free access to our full programme of online business support, including our online community of business owners and mentors, valued at £500.

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Where are you now?

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


“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”.

– Pip Hayler, Cornwall, PIP HAYLER PHOTOGRAPHY

Individuals engaged
Businesses created
New jobs created
£million loans secured

How can we help you?

We offer a range of support to help you start, launch and grow your business, 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, Swindon, GOT2TEAM