Start-up Business Training & Advice across Norfolk & Suffolk   

Looking for help in becoming your own boss? We have helped hundreds of people become their own boss and watched entrepreneurial spirit flourish across Suffolk and Norfolk with our series of fully-funded Start-up business training.
Our range of business training and support is open to those looking to start a new business as well as those already trading for less than 12 months.

All you need to do is choose your location, then book & attend all 3 workshops...
Locations Include... Norwich, Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds, Beccles, North Walsham, Dereham, Thetford, Sudbury and Great Yarmouth.
The 3 workshops titles are colour coded below.

You can choose differing locations for each of the 3 workshops - Can't find the date to suit you?  Email: maggie@menta.org.uk

Become Your Own Boss & Start your business

At MENTA, we have designed a series of three, Fully-Funded Business Start-up business training workshops.

These Start-up business workshops cover Business Planning, Marketing and Bookkeeping. The training environments and trainers are relaxed and friendly, the workshops are designed to give you an overview of becoming your own boss.  

You are eligible for this fully-funded support if you live in Norfolk or Suffolk - whether you are thinking of starting up a business or have been trading for less than 12 months. MENTA’s Start-up workshops are funded by the ERDF (European Regeneration Development Fund).

  • You need to live in either Norfolk or Suffolk
  • You MUST attend all 3 Start-up workshops
  • Scroll and choose your location and then book the dates that suit you best

Get the Inside view

Against each workshop below, is a short video with a delegates take on what they gained from our Start-up workshops.
Meet Heidi, one half of the successful and award-winning business team duo at Wild Play Ltd.
Their business journey began with us and after just 18 months following their business launch, Both Heidi and her business partner Denise, have a successful business that has won both local and national recognition.  

Business Planning Workshop Icon

Start-up Workshop 1:
Business Planning

What it  covers:

  • Self-employment, particularly after employment or unemployment

  • Structuring & registering your business, including legal entity options

  • Simple business planning & sales forecasting (Word & Excel templates provided)

  • Financing your start-up

  • The reality of owning your own business

  • Experienced trainers with direct Start-Up and Business knowledge

What it  covers:

  • Self-employment, particularly after employment or unemployment

  • Structuring & registering your business, including legal entity options

  • Simple business planning & sales forecasting (Word & Excel templates provided)

  • Financing your start-up

  • The reality of owning your own business

  • Experienced trainers with direct Start-Up and Business knowledge

Business Sales and Marketing Workshop Icon

Start-up Workshop 2: Marketing

What it  covers:

  • How to identify & market to your customer base – the key to success!

  • Marketing planning, strategies, tools & techniques

  • Tips for setting up a simple website

  • Using social media for your business

  • Experienced trainers with direct Start-Up and Business knowledge

What it  covers:

  • How to identify & market to your customer base – the key to success!

  • Marketing planning, strategies, tools & techniques

  • Tips for setting up a simple website

  • Using social media for your business

  • Experienced trainers with direct Start-Up and Business knowledge

Book keeping Workshop Icon

Start-up Workshop 3:
bookkeeping

What it  covers:

  • Setting up the simplest of bookkeeping systems on paper or using Excel

  • Tax & National Insurance

  • Excel spreadsheet templates provided to aid record keeping and profit, tax and NI calculations

  • Understanding Self-Assessment, including example bills

  • Experienced trainers with direct Start-Up and Business knowledge

What it  covers:

  • Setting up the simplest of bookkeeping systems on paper or using Excel

  • Tax & National Insurance
  • Excel spreadsheet templates provided to aid record keeping and profit, tax and NI calculations

  • Understanding Self-Assessment, including example bills

  • Experienced trainers with direct Start-Up and Business knowledge

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Don't take our word for it

testimonials
"So helpful!  I have learned more than I ever expected to.  Met lots of other people in the same stage as me.  They were great tutors with huge amounts of knowledge and I now feel miles ahead of where I was before!"
Review of the MENTA Start-up Workshops: by Amelia
“Absolutely loved this. It’s energised me and helped me
focus on my journey forward. Both Sally and Jo are amazing tutors!”
Review of the MENTA Start-up workshops : by Kerry Langham

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