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Business Advice For Suffolk & norfolk Start-ups

Become your own Boss with one of our FREE workshops, held across Suffolk and Norfolk.
Our F
REE Start-Up programme is available at these locations, Bury St Edmunds, Ipswich, Beccles, Norwich and North Walsham. Please note: this fantastic programme is available to anyone yet to start their business or who has been trading for less than 12 months open to those based in either Suffolk or NorfolkChoose your Location Below and see our NEW Summer Workshops.

FREE business 'Start right' programme

CLICK HERE TO SEE OUR NEW SUMMER WORKSHOPS

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. The programme is run by people who have been self-employed and is 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 you live in Suffolk or Norfolk. 
MENTA's Start Right programme is a series of 3 free workshops covering Business Planning, Marketing and Book Keeping
You will need to attend all 3 workshops, beginning with Start Right Business Planning but can swap between locations to suit your diary.  

Summer Workshops

1

Workshop part 1

Bury St Edmunds Workshop covers:

  • Lifestyle or serious business; we are all
    important  - Pro’s and Con’s of being self employed

  • Choosing your own legal status      
    Developing a business plan

  • Marketing for success
    Business plan templates will be emailed
    following the workshop

To book your FREE place on part 1 of your workshop, select a date from the green link below. 

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

Workshop part 2

Bury St Edmunds Workshop covers:

  • Q&A session from first day  
    Book keeping made easy              

  • Self-Assessment demystified

  • Book keeping templates will be emailed following
    the workshop

To book your FREE place on part 2 of your workshop, select a date from the green link below.

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

Workshops Part 1

Ipswich Workshop 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

Ipswich Workshop 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

All year round Workshops

1

FREE half day Start Right Business Planning 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)

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
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

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
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

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 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)

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 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

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 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

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 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)

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

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

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

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

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

info@menta.org.uk0800 085 5090CHOOSE DATE IN beccles
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)

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 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

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 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

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 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)

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

info@menta.org.uk0800 085 5090CHOOSE DATE IN north walsham
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

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

info@menta.org.uk0800 085 5090CHOOSE DATE IN north walsham
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

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

info@menta.org.uk0800 085 5090CHOOSE DATE IN north walsham

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.

MENTA offer Personality Profiling with Clarity4D

Clarity4D’s cost-effective personality profiling services can help you increase confidence, create a framework for your dreams and aspirations, and show you how to understand and communicate effectively with future clients and colleagues.

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!’
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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