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Welcome to Outset Bristol!

Could you be your own boss? Now there’s an idea.

If you’re interested in exploring whether your ideas can grow into a great business then Outset can help!

Our programme is designed to help you:

• Develop your ideas
• Build your confidence and skills
• Learn to run your own business

We know how daunting the idea of working for yourself and managing your own business can be. Our goal is not to baffle you with jargon, but rather to ensure that you have all the support you need for every stage of your journey, from developing the first stages of your idea through to planning and launching your business, and beyond. Plus, our Outset Finance service is a government approved Start Up Loans provider and can help you get money for your new business.

Current funding:
Like all other EU funded projects, our current funding from the European Regional Development Fund and Bristol City Council ended on 30 June. This means that for the next few months, we’re not able to offer our workshops or other on-the-ground support, although we are working hard to secure new funding when it becomes available later in the year, and are hopeful that we’ll be back in the Autumn. Find out more about our current funding situation.

The good news is that thanks to The Outset Foundation, we are able to continue to offering all residents of Bristol 12-months free access to our interactive online learning tool, Outset Online, which gives you all the support, knowledge and tools you need to start and sustain your business – whenever or wherever you need.

Find out more about Outset Online and apply for free access >>
What our clients say:

“Outset Bristol are an absolutely invaluable resource for anyone thinking of starting a business. Not only do they provide a wealth of professional knowledge and support, they are all also incredibly friendly and approachable. My business wouldn’t be at the stage it is today without them!” Tim Hewitt, Dinerth Design Studio Ltd

“Outset gave me advice on structuring, planning and funding my business. What is important though is that they really care.” Tony Curtis, Alago Ltd

“What I appreciate most from my Outset Bristol course experience was the fact that it put me in the right mindset to create my business. It made it believable and therefore, achievable.” Nectaria Pospori, ZUMBA with Nectaria

“Outset Bristol gave me the confidence I needed to pursue my dream of running my own business.” Michael Bennett, Homestay Bristol

399 jobs created
349 business started
to date…

Watch George Ferguson, Bristol's elected Mayor talking about Outset and our recent EEPA win.

If you’ve got a seed of an idea, but not sure if it will work, or whether you can do it, then our Introduction to Enterprise programme on Outset Online is made for you.

Interested in starting a business? Get free business support – anywhere, anytime – with Outset Online.

Need finance for your business? Why not apply for a government-backed Start Up Loan with Outset Finance.

If you’ve got a business idea, are keen to get going, and just want to learn how to do it properly, you’ll benefit from our Business Start Up programme on Outset Online.