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Business Advice For Start-ups

Business coach, business mentor, business advice, a critical friend, a sounding board – sometimes you know you need some help but can’t find the right word to describe it.
Free Start-Up Workshops available in Bury St Edmunds, Ipswich, Diss and Beccles.

FREE business 'Start right' programme

MENTA has a limited number of spaces on a programme of business support funded by the ERDF (European Regeneration Development Fund).  If you’re fed up with your boss, want to work when it suits you or need to fit earning a living around your children or family members then working for yourself may be the answer.

You are eligible for this free support if you are thinking of starting a business, or in the process of setting one up - or at 'test trading' stage and live in Suffolk or Norfolk. The Start Right programme offers 3 free workshops on running your own business. The sessions are fun, informal and will help you get ready to be your own boss.

1

FREE half day Start Right workshop

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)

2

FREE half day Start Right Marketing workshop

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

3

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

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

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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Don't take our word for it

testimonials
A very worthwhile series of courses which has given me a great start for my business to succeed.  I was utterly terrified of book keeping, but now feel confident to tackle my tax return!
by Phil - Commercial Photographer
Relaxed, informative environment.  Courses delivered by friendly, experienced, approachable and highly qualified people.  A great ‘start’ for anyone wanting to develop a new business.
by Jill - Florist

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