MENTA LIVE  Start-up Business Training  across Norfolk and Suffolk

Enjoy On your laptop, your tablet OR Via your Smartphone.

We have made our award winning and fully-funded Start-Up Business training available on line, delivered by LIVE video conference training. This means you can learn and plan your new business from the safety of your own home. Our training sessions include, business legal set up + marketing and sales + the finance and bookkeeping. You can receive this training if you are resident in either Norfolk or Suffolk. This fully-funded training is supported by the European Regional Development Fund and free to you.

Why MENTA?
We have a trusted name in business across Norfolk and Suffolk with a team that have helped hundreds of successful businesses launch in the past three years alone.

We are now booking dates in May, June and July.
Use the green tab below to email us and please include a contact phone number.
The Start-up team
will reply with a choice of dates and times for you.
You will need to sign up to all three to receive these fully funded sessions.
Business Set-up
Business Marketing
Business Finance/Bookkeeping

3 Live online workshops

Start-up Business Training & Advice across Norfolk & Suffolk   

With the ongoing COVID-19 CORONA situation, we have made our fully-funded training for #StartUP businesses available via ZOOM - it is really simple to join us, you don't need to download anything to your laptop or tablet, simply book and we will send you a pass-code to join our relaxed and informative training sessions: Our expert business trainers will give you the insight and tips needed to start the journey to you becoming your own boss.

Latest MENTA LIVE Start-up Reviews:
Just finished my 3 courses on business planning, book keeping and marketing. Such great courses with some really valuable lessons learnt. Great MENTA colleagues to help and support you too. Would make this a number one recommendation for anyone who wants help with starting out......Call them, you won't be disappointed.........Samo Lyttle April 2020

MENTA Workshop Live, a great way to continue to receive business start-up information during the lock-down. Three workshops, group sessions, one about marketing/strategy and branding/logo. Again very well presented and delivered by John followed by course material sent to you. Helpful and insightful information. Booking and information very straight forward, MENTA are simply brilliant. Andrew Burton-Byrd. April 2020

John Clarke and Shaun Lowthorpe hosted the session and it covered everything promised and allowed time for questions specific to each separate business idea.  The course was following up quickly by an email from John attaching information and templates discussed during the morning. It gave me plenty to work on whilst waiting for the next two workshops to cover marketing and book-keeping. Sheri Brown April 2020


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.


Our Face-2-Face training workshops will return across Norfolk and Suffolk when the COVID-19 situation has altered.
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.

COVID-19 : Our Face 2 Face workshops will recommence when it is safe and appropriate, Talk about our Start Up Business training options by emailing : bookings@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/Finance

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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