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Start Up Vision

Do you have an exciting business start-up idea and would like help to bring it to life?

Are you ready to move from employment to self-employment or freelance but feel unsure about going it alone?

Do you find yourself a few months into your new business journey but lacking some key skills to take it to the next level?

Are you a full-time resident of Greater Manchester?

If so, then the Start Up Vision programme could provide you with the boost you are looking for.

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FULLY FUNDED SMALL BUSINESS START UP SUPPORT

Start Up Vision is a brand-new initiative, aimed at pre-start or early-stage businesses (less than 1 year old) based in Greater Manchester.

Programme participants will get fully funded access to practical, hands-on advice and support from a designated, experienced business adviser. Together, you will develop a personalised action plan for your new business to enable you to take the next steps to success.

Where relevant, you could also gain access to funded training courses and workshops or practical ‘done for you’ support services.

Whether you want to learn more about business registration; cashflow management and bookkeeping; brand identity and marketing strategy; developing ecommerce capability; improving your social media skills; building a website; getting started with e-marketing; or something else, we want to help you gain the knowledge and skills you need to put your ideas into action.

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IS THIS RIGHT FOR YOU?

Wherever you are at in your early self-employment journey, we want to get you to the next stage faster and more sustainably!

READY TO START A NEW BUSINESS? READY TO START A NEW BUSINESS?

Take your new business from idea to reality. Build confidence in your shift to self-employment

RUNNING A SMALL BUSINESS? RUNNING A SMALL BUSINESS?

Increase your skills and knowledge. Gain clarity and focus on your next steps to growth.

FREELANCING FREELANCING

Plan your way to a more reliable income. Enhance your business management skills.

HOW CAN WE HELP?

Through the programme you will gain access to a range of start-up business support services, tailored to your needs 

Meet with business adviser Meet with business adviser

One-to-one focus and tailored action plan

Training courses & workshops Training courses & workshops

Fill knowledge gaps & gain new skills

Specialist service provision Specialist service provision

Practical support from skilled experts

Peer to peer networking Peer to peer networking

Share with and learn from your peer community

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Start Up Vision is a new programme funded by the UK Government through the UK Community Renewal Fund.

The programme is available until June 2022, so if you are ready to accelerate your self-employment prospects, apply now!

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