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Outset Start and Grow

Want to be your own boss? Got a great business idea? Need skills and investment?

Outset Start and Grow is a new, intensive programme of structured business support and grants, funded by the UK Community Renewal Fund (CRF) and Portsmouth City Council.

Portsmouth City Council received funding from the CRF for this new business support and grant programme, which is being delivered across its region by Outset Start and Grow. It will equip new and existing enterprises with the business skills they need for sustainable growth and creating new jobs.

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Who can access the support?

  • Planning a new business and need help launching?
  • Or have been trading for less than 3 years and need help with growing your business?
  • Located in Portsmouth PO1-PO6 postcode area?

How can it help you?

Focused on your business and how you want it to grow

Helping you to develop documents to access funding

Coaching from finance and marketing advisors who understand the challenges you face

Develop your digital skills to help you improve the way you do things

Helping you to buy new kit, employ more people, offer new services or expand what you do

Introducing you to other small businesses facing the same issues

Want to start a new business?

The team of friendly and supportive business advisors will help you explore your business idea. Sharing their wealth of knowledge and expertise in a friendly and supportive way. With information sessions, practical workshops and online learning, you will soon gain the the tools and confidence you need to start your business journey.
We will help you develop your business plans and provide you with the best chance to qualify for a start-up grant. Generous grants of up to 100% total project costs are available.

Got a business idea but not sure where to start?

They can help you find out more about what enterprise is and whether it’s the right option for you. The advisors can also talk you through the range of support available through Outset Start & Grow to help you decide on your next steps.

This support is available through the Community Renewal Fund but only available until the end of June so get in touch now!

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Looking to grow your existing business?

If you are a business that has been trading for under three years, employing less than 10 staff and based in Portsmouth, they can offer a range of support to help you access grant funding, build your business planning skills and help your business grow sustainably.

Outset Start and Grow offers a blend of one-to-one and group learning, an extensive online library of useful resources and tailored training that will best suit your business needs

They understand that to work better as a small business you need support tailored to you.

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New grants to help you grow

There is also help to get the money you need to hire people, install new technology, buy new kit, expand your premises and build a more profitable business. We can even help you with the application paperwork to make the whole process much easier. 

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Prosperity Loan and SME Priority Sectors Loan Funds

Loans for large projects, and for SMEs and entrepreneurs, that will support our 2050 vision, ambitions and aspirations of those working and living in the region. Click on this link where you will find a tab for each of the Loans.

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