Outset 3,000th business owner, Jonathan Burfoot with Secretary of State for Business, Vince Cable MP.
We’ve supported countless numbers of people in figuring out if self-employment is right for them and helping give them the confidence and skills to get started. Everyone has a unique story but often, they’ve gone through similar challenges on their journey.
Knowing that you’re not alone and that other people have succeeded in getting started can be a big relief so we encourage you to check out some of our success stories below. As you can see, we’ve had people from all different backgrounds go on to create a really diverse mix of new businesses. It just goes to show that with the right support and determination, you can do it!
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“Outset gave us a step by step approach and taught us the importance of presenting our shop as attractively and professionally as possible. It’s amazing that all this business support is free and we’d recommend anyone thinking of starting a business to get in touch with Outset.”
“Initially we came to Outset for funding support but what we got was so much more! Thanks to Outset, we’ve been able to look at our business more realistically, create a good business plan and reach the right people. We wouldn’t have made it to where we are now without Outset.”
“I found it hard to get a job I enjoyed while juggling childcare and family life. I’d always wanted to be my own boss so I thought it was time to give it a go! Without Outset, I would have had to do the research myself and I may not have got around to this as quickly, if it all.”