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Start-up Business Workshops with Training Support across Suffolk & norfolk

Looking to start your own business? Our FREE Start-up workshops are delivered in Norwich, Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds and locations across Suffolk & Norfolk. We have a series of three FREE half day training workshops for those wishing to become their own boss. Workshops cover, the business setup, marketing and bookkeeping.  Watch one of our trainers explain more, hit the play icon >> 
MENTA can also help with business 1-2-1 mentoring, access to business space and business funding.
For Start-up business loans - See our Business Funding page.

Have a question + Need to chat it over + Can't find the date to suit you?  Email: maggie@menta.org.uk

Start-Up with FREE business Skills 'Start right' workshops 

Become your own boss. At MENTA, we have designed a series of three, FREE business ‘Start Right’ training workshops.

These half day training workshops cover Business Planning, Marketing and Book Keeping. Our trainers are business experts who have been self-employed and run their own businesses. The sessions are fun, informal and will help you set up your business. You are eligible for this FREE support if you live in Suffolk or Norfolk - whether you are thinking of starting up a business or have been trading for less than 12 months. MENTA’s Start Right series is funded by the ERDF (European Regeneration Development Fund).You must attend all three training 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...

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FREE Half Day Start Right Business Planning Workshop

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

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

info@menta.org.uk0800 085 5090upcoming workshops

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

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

info@menta.org.uk0800 085 5090upcoming workshops
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FREE Half Day Start Right Marketing Workshop

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

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

info@menta.org.uk0800 085 5090upcoming workshops

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

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

info@menta.org.uk0800 085 5090upcoming workshops
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FREE Half Day Start Right Book Keeping Workshop

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

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

info@menta.org.uk0800 085 5090upcoming workshops

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

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

info@menta.org.uk0800 085 5090upcoming workshops

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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 Right 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 Right Workshops: by Kerry Langham

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