Fully funded business support to help you build and grow your start-up

You’ve got a great business idea, now what?

If you have the drive and ambition to set up your own business, but you’re not sure what to do next, we can help take you from entrepreneur to ‘enterprise ready’. Our online Start-up workshops will cover all you need to know to drive your business forward and is free.

Why should I attend?

Our mission is to nurture emerging new businesses from across Berkshire and help create a vibrant and supportive start-up community. We will support you in achieving your goals and equip you to meet current and future economic challenges.

    Don’t just take our word for it

    The Growth Hub’s programme enabled me to be more realistic about my plans and has assisted in my understanding of each step of how to get there.

    The programme was really good at giving you the basics of what you need to start your own business. It gave me new insights and fresh ideas to consider that I hadn’t thought of before.

    The whole group was a pleasure to work with and get to know. Everybody was incredibly supportive of each other and open to sharing what they had already learnt with the rest of the group. I have launched my Virtual Assistant business and just about to sign my first major client!

    What’s the structure of the Programme?

    The Programme comprises two workshops and coaching sessions that will give you the skills and knowledge you need to build your business successfully. The workshops will cover the essentials including:

    • Establishing a business model
    • Finding finance
    • Developing sales and marketing plans
    • Producing forecasts
    • Launching a sustainable business

    Register using the form below.

    Is my business eligible for the programme?

    The Start-up Programme is designed for Berkshire-based start-ups with a firm idea for a business. You’ll be in the very early stages of trading or plan to start trading very soon. Your turnover (if any) will be less than £10,000.

      When does it start?

      Register using the form below if you wish to join our upcoming monthly Start Up Webinars.

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      If you think you’re eligible for the Start-up Programme, please fill in the Expression of Interest form below.

      If the Start-up Programme isn’t for you, explore the Berkshire Growth Hub website for bespoke guides and resources. Register with the Growth Hub site here to access tailored support resources.

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      The Berkshire Start-up Programme is delivered by the Berkshire LEP and funded by the six Berkshire Local Authorities: West Berkshire, Reading, Wokingham, Bracknell Forest, Windsor & Maidenhead and Slough, through Government’s UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

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