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Stage 1 - Introduction to Enterprise

The first stage of our programme, which you can access via Outset Online, is all about helping you decide whether starting a business is really for you. We provide a basic understanding of business principles like start-up costs, how to conduct market research and why it’s so important, and tips for identifying who your customers are. We also include some personal development advice and theory. We try to help you figure out what your strengths are to support you in making the most of the opportunities around you.

‘Introduction to Enterprise’ is broken down into eight key steps, most of which ask you to complete an activity to put your learning into practice. Key topics covered in this stage include:

• Your business idea
• Benefits of and barriers
• Your skills
• Customers and competitors
• Time management
• Goal setting
• Motivation
• Money and budgets
• Stress management
• Decision making

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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.