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Growing your business

At MENTA, we offer affordable and trustworthy training, advice and key services to aspiring and established business owners in Norfolk and Suffolk.

With first-hand experience of running their own companies, our advisors, mentors and trainers understand business – they understand your ambitions and your challenges, the highs and the lows. We have helped thousands of new and established businesses to thrive through 1-2-1 coaching, start-up training, business skills masterclasses and networking events - and we're here to support your business too.


From promising start-ups to established SMEs, our training courses have been developed to support you in every aspect of running a business – no matter your industry or the size of your operation. But don’t just take our word for it; our start-up training and masterclasses have achieved a Net Promoter score of more than 70%, making us the most recommended business service in East Anglia.

Start-up training

Follow your dream of starting your own business with our fully-funded start-up business training designed to empower entrepreneurial spirit.

Business training

Enrich your business knowledge and refine your skills with our range of bespoke training courses delivered by industry experts.


Our monthly networking events and annual MENTA Business Show connect business owners, entrepreneurs and freelancers in a relaxed and supportive environment at locations across Norfolk and Suffolk. No membership required and no sales pitches necessary, our events offer fuss-free networking where all sectors are welcome and able to raise their profile.

Monthly networking

Build your network and discover new business opportunities at one of our monthly networking events in Norfolk and Suffolk.

Business Show

Join us, our exhibitors and local business owners for a day of presentations and networking at our annual Business Show.


Has your business outgrown the home office? Do you need a creative space for you and your team? Are you looking for a location to host training? We offer a range of business spaces to accommodate your needs; from fully-serviced business units to a virtual office address.

Co-working space

Learn more about our creative and collaborative shared workspace, perfect for entrepreneurs and freelancers.

Serviced offices

Enjoy the benefits of renting a fully-serviced office space with our business units in the heart of Bury St Edmunds.

Meeting space

Host your next training day or conference at MENTA, where we have a range of meeting room options available.

The power of independence

MENTA supports you in your journey towards becoming your own boss. Designed by our experts specifically for aspiring entrepreneurs, our fully-funded Start-Up Training Programme covers the three core aspects of setting up and running a successful new business – business planning, marketing and sales, and bookkeeping.

The three-part programme is completely free for people living in Suffolk and Norfolk, and it is an essential first step in getting your business idea off the ground. But the opportunities for start-ups offered by us at MENTA don’t stop there. We provide information for financing your start-up and advice for securing funding, as well as 1-2-1 coaching and in-depth training to enhance your skills and take your new business to the next level.

Being a business owner is hugely rewarding and we’re here to support you every step of the way.

    I'm interested in setting up my own business but didn't know where to start. A colleague recommended Menta and I'm so glad I took her advice. The three workshops were very informative and covered everything I felt I needed to know. The trainers, John and Shaun, brought their experiences to the sessions which made them come alive and included lots of useful tips. Lots of food for thought but I'm now feeling more confident about what I need to do next. Thank you

      Helpful, personal,relevant service with a smile- I would recommend anyone thinking of starting a business invest time with MENTA. Your networking starts here..

        I have always wanted to set up my own business but didn't have any idea how! Menta's three workshops for start up businesses are amazing and filled with all the information you need to know to start a business. The trainers, Jo and John, brought in their personal experiences to the sessions which was very inspiring and educating. I am a lot more confident about what to do next. Thanks a lot :)

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