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FREE Business Support and workshops For Suffolk & norfolk Start-ups

Like the idea of becoming your own boss and starting your own business?
Take a look below at our FREE Start-Up programme available at these locations, Bury St Edmunds, Ipswich, Beccles, Diss, Dereham Norwich, North Walsham and Fakenham. Please note: this fantastic programme is available to anyone yet to start their business or who has been trading for less than 12 months and are based in either Suffolk or Norfolk. And - because we believe each subject is so important - you are required to attend ALL three workshops.
Choose your Location Below

FREE business 'Start right' workshops 

Have a question about our FREE Start Up workshops Email Rebecca.  

Become your own boss. At MENTA, we have designed a series of FREE
business training workshops, funded by the ERDF (European Regeneration Development Fund). Our trainers are business experts who have been self-employed.  The sessions are fun,
informal and will help you get ready to be your own boss. You are eligible for this FREE support if you are thinking of starting a business, or have been trading for less than 12 months and live in Suffolk or Norfolk.
MENTA's Start Right programme is a series of three FREE training 1/2 days covering Business Planning, Marketing and Book Keeping. You must attend all three sessions, beginning with Start Right Business Planning but can swap between locations to suit your diary. Book today to start your new venture. Choose your location below

Summer Workshops

1

Workshop part 1

The programme covers:

  • How to be self-employed – particularly after employment or unemployment

  • How to structure and register your business

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

To book your free Start Right workshop, select a date below. Have a question? Call us.

info@menta.org.uk0800 085 5090choose date in bury
2

Workshop part 2

The programme covers:

  • How to identify and market to your customers – the key to success!

  • How to set up a simple website yourself

  • Using social media for your business

To book your free Start Right workshop, select a date below. Have a question? Call us.

info@menta.org.uk0800 085 5090choose date in bury
1

Workshops Part 1

The programme covers:

  • How to be self-employed – particularly after employment or unemployment

  • How to structure and register your business

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

To book your free Start Right workshop, select a date below. Have a question? Call us.

info@menta.org.uk0800 085 5090CHOOSE DATE IN ipswich
2

Workshops Part 2

The programme covers:

  • How to identify and market to your customers – the key to success!

  • How to set up a simple website yourself

  • Using social media for your business

To book your free Start Right workshop, select a date below. Have a question? Call us.

info@menta.org.uk0800 085 5090CHOOSE DATE IN ipswich

fREE Training locations

1

FREE Start Right - Business Planning, Training.

Your training covers:

  • How to be self-employed – particularly after employment or unemployment

  • How to structure and register your business

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

To book your free Start Right Training, select a date below. Have a question? Call us.

info@menta.org.uk0800 085 5090choose date in bury st edmunds
2

FREE Start Right Marketing Training.

Your training covers:

  • How to identify and market to your customers – the key to success!

  • How to set up a simple website yourself

  • Using social media for your business

To book your free Start Right Training, select a date below. Have a question? Call us.

info@menta.org.uk0800 085 5090choose date in bury st edmunds
3

FREE Start Right Book Keeping and Self-Assessment Training.

Your training covers:

  • Setting up the simplest of book keeping systems either on paper or using excel

  • Excel spreadsheet templates provided

  • Understanding Self-Assessment including example bills

To book your free Start Right Training, select a date below. Have a question? Call us.

info@menta.org.uk0800 085 5090choose date in bury st edmunds

FREE half day Start Right Business Planning workshop

1

The programme covers:

  • How to be self-employed – particularly after employment or unemployment

  • How to structure and register your business

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

To book your free Start Right workshop, select a date below. Have a question? Call us.

info@menta.org.uk0800 085 5090CHOOSE DATE IN BURY ST EDMUNDS

FREE half day Start Right Marketing workshop

2

The programme covers:

  • How to identify and market to your customers – the key to success!

  • How to set up a simple website yourself

  • Using social media for your business

To book your free Start Right workshop, select a date below. Have a question? Call us.

info@menta.org.uk0800 085 5090CHOOSE DATE IN BURY ST EDMUNDS

FREE half day Start Right Book Keeping and Self-Assessment workshop

3

The programme covers:

  • Setting up the simplest of book keeping systems either on paper or using excel

  • Excel spreadsheet templates provided

  • Understanding Self-Assessment including example bills

To book your free Start Right workshop, select a date below. Have a question? Call us.

info@menta.org.uk0800 085 5090CHOOSE DATE IN BURY ST EDMUNDS
1

FREE Start Right Training

Your training  covers:

  • How to be self-employed – particularly after employment or unemployment

  • How to structure and register your business

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

To book your free Start Right workshop, select a date below. Have a question? Call us.

info@menta.org.uk0800 085 5090Choose date in ipswich
2

FREE Start Right Marketing Training

Your training covers:

  • How to identify and market to your customers – the key to success!

  • How to set up a simple website yourself

  • Using social media for your business

To book your free Start Right workshop, select a date below. Have a question? Call us.

info@menta.org.uk0800 085 5090Choose date in ipswich
3

FREE Start Right Book Keeping and Self-Assessment Training

Your training  covers:

  • Setting up the simplest of book keeping systems either on paper or using excel

  • Excel spreadsheet templates provided

  • Understanding Self-Assessment including example bills

To book your free Start Right workshop, select a date below. Have a question? Call us.

info@menta.org.uk0800 085 5090CHOOSE DATE IN ipswich
1

FREE Start Right,Training

The training covers:

  • How to be self-employed – particularly after employment or unemployment

  • How to structure and register your business

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

To book your free Start Right workshop, select a date below. Have a question? Call us.

info@menta.org.uk0800 085 5090CHOOSE DATE IN Dereham
2

FREE Start Right Marketing Training

The training covers:

  • How to identify and market to your customers – the key to success!

  • How to set up a simple website yourself

  • Using social media for your business

To book your free Start Right workshop, select a date below. Have a question? Call us.

info@menta.org.uk0800 085 5090CHOOSE DATE IN Dereham
3

FREE Start Right Book Keeping and Self-Assessment Training

The training covers:

  • Setting up the simplest of book keeping systems either on paper or using excel

  • Excel spreadsheet templates provided

  • Understanding Self-Assessment including example bills

To book your free Start Right workshop, select a date below. Have a question? Call us.

info@menta.org.uk0800 085 5090CHOOSE DATE IN Dereham
1

FREE Start Right Training

Your Training Covers:

  • How to be self-employed – particularly after employment or unemployment

  • How to structure and register your business

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

To book your free Start Right workshop, select a date below. Have a question? Call us.

info@menta.org.uk0800 085 5090CHOOSE DATE IN norwich
2

FREE Start Right Marketing Training

Your Training Covers:

  • How to identify and market to your customers – the key to success!

  • How to set up a simple website yourself

  • Using social media for your business

To book your free Start Right workshop, select a date below. Have a question? Call us.

info@menta.org.uk0800 085 5090CHOOSE DATE IN NORWICH
3

FREE Start Right Book Keeping and Self-Assessment Training

Your Training Covers:

  • Setting up the simplest of book keeping systems either on paper or using excel

  • Excel spreadsheet templates provided

  • Understanding Self-Assessment including example bills

To book your free Start Right workshop, select a date below. Have a question? Call us.

info@menta.org.uk0800 085 5090CHOOSE DATE IN NORWICH
1

FREE Start Right Training

Your Training  covers:

  • How to be self-employed – particularly after employment or unemployment

  • How to structure and register your business

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

To book your free Start Right workshop, Email for the next available date.

info@menta.org.uk0800 085 5090Choose north walsham date
2

FREE half day Start Right Marketing Training

Your Training Covers:

  • How to identify and market to your customers – the key to success!

  • How to set up a simple website yourself

  • Using social media for your business

To book your free Start Right workshop, Email for the next available date.

info@menta.org.uk0800 085 5090choose north walsham date
3

FREE half day Start Right Book Keeping and Self-Assessment Training

Your Training Covers:

  • Setting up the simplest of book keeping systems either on paper or using excel

  • Excel spreadsheet templates provided

  • Understanding Self-Assessment including example bills

To book your free Start Right workshop, Email for the next available date. Call us.

info@menta.org.uk0800 085 5090choose north walsham date

1-to-1 Business advice

If you’re new to the world of business and self-employment, MENTA’s impartial business advisers can help talk things through. Our advisers are happy to discuss a vast array of subjects such as HR, employing people, finance, loans, marketing, websites, supply chains, tenders, health and safety, advertising, growth and legal structures. 
£45 + VAT per 90-minute session.
Call us on 0800 085 5090 or 01284 760 206 for a quote for a longer meeting duration or different location.

If you’re new to the world of business and self-employment, MENTA’s impartial business advisers can help talk things through. Our advisers are happy discuss a vast array of subjects such as HR, employing people, finance, loans, marketing, websites, supply chains, tenders, health and safety, advertising, growth and legal structures.

£45 + VAT per 90-minute session at various Suffolk locations including including Bury St Edmunds, Ipswich, Haverhill, Framlingham, Leiston, Felixstowe and Woodbridge.

Call us on 0800 085 5090 or 01284 760 206 for a quote for a longer meeting duration or different location.

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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!’
by Amelia
I have now completed the first three MENTA courses for Start Up Businesses and cannot recommend them enough. They have filled me with confidence for my new business venture ByTwig and allowed me to meet some fantastic people who are in a similar position to me - feeling a bit apprehensive but very excited to be taking control of their work choices. Thank you to all the trainers for all that you do, I feel much better equipped to make this a success and do you all proud.
by Carla Wiggins

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