At Outset Enterprise Coaching Plymouth, we know how inspiring the idea of working for yourself can be, but also that starting up and running your own business can sometimes be daunting – that’s why we’re here!

We’ve a passion for Plymouth

At YTKO we are passionate about Plymouth. That’s why we moved our regional HQ to Stonehouse and why we have been successfully delivering our support in the city for over 10 years.

We first launched our Outset programme in January 2010 and for over a decade have been working in close partnership with Plymouth City Council to provide business start-up and growth support for the city’s residents.

Post-Covid this support is needed like never before and we are fully committed to helping even more people achieve their dreams of starting their own business!

Our track record of success

Outset Plymouth launched in 2010, funded by Plymouth City Council and via the European Regional Development Fund and ran for 5 years. Outset Start-Up and Grow launched in 2017 across Plymouth and Torbay, funded through ERDF, YTKO and the Heart of the South West LEP.

We engage those who were hardest to reach and furthest from the labour market, working with community and job centres.

We were delighted when Plymouth City Council funded our latest Outset, Enterprise Coaching in 2019.

Got a business idea but not sure where to start?

If you have a business idea in mind, our practical support will guide you through all the critical steps needed to set you up for success.

We won’t baffle you with jargon but will share our wealth of knowledge and expertise in a friendly and supportive way, helping to develop you and your business idea and ultimately your business. You’ll also be working in a group of your peers, and benefitting from the invaluable support of, and connections with, a like-minded community.

Started your business and need help to move forward?

Our comprehensive training covers areas such as knowing your customer, branding, digital marketing, building competitive advantage, and ensuring you have a good handle on the numbers and potentially the finance options to really help your business idea fly.

How can we help you?

Access finance

We can guide you through the application process for the Start Up Loan programme provided by Outset Finance

Business plan development

Helping you to develop documents to access funding

Specialist support

1:1 coaching sessions from finance and marketing advisors who understand the challenges you face

Training and workshops

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

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Online learning

Access content and exercises to work through in your own time

Building your network

Focused Introducing you to other small businesses facing the same issues

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How Outset Enterprise Coaching Plymouth is funded

Outset Enterprise Coaching Plymouth delivers a full support programme combining business workshops, rich online learning resources and 1:1 support via the New Start Devon programme framework. It’s open to all Plymouth residents and is fully funded by the European Regional Development Fund, HM Government and Plymouth City Council.

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