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BUSINESS BY DESIGN

We have been supporting local entrepreneurs since 1997 and we fervently believe that entrepreneurs can be taught.  The skills to start a business or become self-employed are easily acquired and can be life-changing.  Not only do local self employed people and entrepreneurs stay local and buy local, they drive the economy and make the region a better place to live and work.

We are the main provider of start-up training in the area (35+ training places a month) and are proud to be working with Enterprise Nation as the regional business champion, managing events, networks and member support.  We also work with Virgin StartUp helping with applications by individuals seeking business start up finance through the government funded Start Up Loans Company.  The Virgin start up finance comes with one to one support to develop the business plan and once the loan is approved, the entrepreneur is provided with an invaluable pack of corporate benefits, connections to Virgin companies and a vital 12 months entrepreneurial mentoring to help the business flourish.

We manage local networks for like-minded business people and are priveleged to work with inspiring and highly ambitious business owners.