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Outset Bristol News

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ss February 3, 2015

Setting your goals – top tips from our networking event

We were thrilled to see so many of you at our January networking event, where motivational coach Lynne Philip took us through the process of goal setting. From building your confidence to moving into your stretch-zone, we felt really motivated for the year ahead, which is why we’ve put together this round-up of the day to help you continue striving to achieve your goals long into 2015.

January 7, 2015

Planning your online content

Whether you’re just starting out or up and running, one of your goals for 2015 could well be to get organised, and chances are your small business will have an online presence. Social media, blogging and newsletters are now considered the mainstay of any marketing strategy, but it can be easy to feel overwhelmed by […]

December 18, 2014

The 12 Days of Outset!

What an incredible year it’s been with over 324 new businesses now up and running across Bristol…we can’t wait to see what’s in store for 2015! On behalf of everyone here at Outset Bristol, we wish you and your families a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year. But before we say goodbye to 2014, check […]

November 24, 2014

One Year On – tips for your first year of trading

Following on from our networking event in October, we have put together this handy little guide with tips to help you get through that crucial first year of trading. And who better to share their advice than fellow Outsetters who have started their own businesses from scratch. At the event we were privileged to have […]

October 22, 2014

10 ways to make market research fun

Market research is an essential starting point and ongoing process for every business, but there are many misconceptions about what it actually is. Market research is not a dirty word. It’s not annoyingly standing on street corners with a clipboard – it’s about asking questions, challenging your assumptions and opening up communication channels between your […]

August 21, 2014

Working from home made easier thanks to government reforms

The government has simplified the rules to support home-based businesses, giving entrepreneurs greater freedom to start and grow a business from their home. Around 70% of new businesses start off in the home; contributing £300 billion to the economy. The government is keen to make it much easier for people thinking of starting a home business to […]

August 15, 2014

The 20,000th Start Up Loan marks £100 million lent to entrepreneurs

The Start Up Loans Company – of which Outset Bristol’s sister company Outset Finance is an official Delivery Partner – has reached the amazing landmark of distributing its 20,000th loan. This amounts to more than £100 million of loans to entrepreneurs wanting to set up their own business. Outset Bristol has seen loans approved for […]

August 8, 2014

Outset celebrates 300 new Bristol businesses

Outset Bristol is celebrating after helping launch its 300th new business in Bristol. Prothero Eyewear, the brainchild of local entrepreneur Martin Prothero, became the 300th business to launch with the support of Outset Bristol. Outset Bristol is recognised as the ‘go-to’ organisation for free and friendly enterprise support in Bristol, available to anyone interested in […]

July 25, 2014

Social media: do you know what you’re saying?

Everyone’s at it. Whether it’s a Facebook page or Twitter feed, a collection of promotional videos on YouTube or a company profile on LinkedIn, businesses everywhere are using social media channels in an attempt to spread their message. But why? Why indeed. If you don’t have a clear purpose for using social media for your […]

July 10, 2014

Vince Cable to celebrate 3,000 businesses created through Outset

On Monday 14 July Vince Cable will host a ceremony at Westminster Conference Centre to celebrate the creation of over 3,000 UK businesses through the Outset service. Established in 2009, Outset® is a not-for-profit, multi-award-winning service that offers enterprise coaching, personal development and business start-up training to individuals across the UK, with a focus on […]

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