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 funding from the European Regional Development Fund and Swindon Borough Council ended on 30 June. This means that for the next few months, we’re not able to offer our workshops or other on-the-ground support, although we are working hard to secure new funding when it becomes available later in the year, and are hopeful that we’ll be back in the Autumn. Find out more about our current funding situation.

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

"I looked upon my redundancy as an opportunity and had my business idea in mind but no real idea how to start. The free advice and support I’ve been given by Outset has been absolutely priceless and shaped my approach to starting my business completely." Simon Tonkin, Homedraw

"The Outset course has been an invaluable experience; I can’t believe it’s free! It was great to have such a positive service on my doorstep. I would recommend the course to anyone thinking of taking the leap of faith and following their dreams! I found the team really motivating and uplifting and got lots of helpful ideas for where to go with my business. Thank you Outset." Stephanie Maytham, Cake Couture



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As you may know, along with all other EU projects, our current funding from the European Regional Development Fund and Swindon Borough Council is set to end on 30 June 2015. Despite all our best efforts and significant support from …

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