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Outset Cornwall

First Floor, Stephenson House, Calenick Street, Truro, Cornwall, TR1 2SF
0800 917 4324

About us

Outset Cornwall is an ERDF Convergence funded programme which launched in October 2009 with the aim of supporting under-represented groups from across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly to start their own businesses.

The programme comprises 16 different workshops, support and mentoring and an exclusive networking group delivered in over 15 different locations around the county. We pride ourselves on offering flexible and practical support in a fun and supportive environment. This is not an academic qualification, but hands on, vocational support and guidance tailored for you for FREE.

We have worked with thousands of local people right across the county training, mentoring, supporting and connecting them to help them start successful businesses.

“Initially we came to Outset for funding support, but what we got was so much more than that. Thanks to Outset Cornwall, we’ve been able to look at the business more realistically, create a good business plan and get it to the right people. Without them, I really believe we wouldn’t have made it to where we are now.”
Thomas Moyle, Moyle Estates.

We offer

We offer a range of services helping to get your business idea off the ground, including:
> Information sessions telling you all about the programme
> One-to-one coaching helping you develop your ideas
> Business start-up workshops helping you put together your business plan
> Networking sessions helping you build those all-important connections
> Outset Online service providing core programme content and support through our dedicated website
> Outset Finance service to help you secure a government-backed Start Up Loan

“Outset Online covered all the areas I needed, plus some I hadn’t thought about. When I found something difficult to work on,I kept going, determined to stick with it and knew that I could always phone or email the Outset team for support.”
Pip Hayler, Pip Hayler Photography

We support

  • Business Support
  • Money
  • New Business
  • Networks
  • Start-up
  • Cornwall


Over 4,500 people have made the decision to start a business after getting support and guidance from Outset.

By taking this important first step, you will become part of a wide and successful community of people who, like you, have succeeded in making their business a success. Read our success stories.

“Enrolling on the Outset programme gave me a real epiphany; I felt like the luckiest man alive to have been in the right place at the right time to find and start the course.”
Paul Carr-Griffin, Mr Cupcake

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