Free support to help Lancashire startups succeed

Are you based in Lancashire and planning to start your own business this year? Whether this is your first startup or not, you’ll face a lot of challenges along the way from turning a great idea to a working business, accessing growth finance and learning the skills you need to run your own business.

Boost; Lancashire’s Business Growth Hub offers specialist support to help new startup businesses in the county survive and thrive. We’ve already helped more than 600 people set up a business in Lancashire. Don’t miss out, apply for free Startup Lancashire support today.

  • “The workshops I attended were brilliant: very inspiring, reassuring and thought provoking.”

    Andy Neale
    Podio PR1

  • “I don’t think our growth would have been possible without Boost.”

    Natalie Smith
    Central Recruitment

  • “The growth masterclass helped me focus on where I wanted to be and how to get there.”

    Olly Flanagan
    Ollycom

  • “As a new business owner, I didn’t really have anybody to ask. The support has been really valuable.”

    Sally Bennett
    Beanmade Candles

Key Benefits

  • Specialist growth coaching from experienced advisors.
  • Startup Lancashire launchpad masterclass sessions designed to help new entrepreneurs start successful businesses.
  • A dedicated Growth Explorer working with you throughout your growth journey and provide support along the way.
  • Help using proven business growth tools like the Vision Orbit and Business Model Canvas.
  • Introductions to startup funding and finance providers.
  • Invitations to essential seminars, masterclasses and networking events with fellow business owners.

Vision
Orbit

Vision Orbit - Winning Pitch

Business
Model
Canvas

Business Model Canvas - Winning Pitch
  • Vision
    Orbit

    Vision Orbit - Winning Pitch
  • Business
    Model
    Canvas

    Business Model Canvas - Winning Pitch

How it works

While it is more popular than ever to start your own business (with Startup Britain highlighting over 600,000 UK new business starts in 2017) it is also true that only 2 in 5 of those businesses will still be trading five years later (Source: ONS).

Starting your own business is a fantastic opportunity to be your own boss, to arrange your career around family commitments, to increase your income and to discover skills you never knew you had. It isn’t easy though – you’ll need a robust business plan, access to finance and the skills to pitch your business, to identify the employees you need and a network of peers to help you along the way.

Startup Lancashire support from Boost has been specially developed to help new businesses in the county to succeed – from help accessing growth finance and developing your network to advice on developing a scalable business, our experienced advisors are on hand when you need them.

  • 1. Getting from Business Idea to Business Model

  • 2. Visualising your Business Model

Apply for Startup Lancashire support

Please fill in your details below and a member of our team will be in touch to discuss how we can help you start your business:







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Startup Lancashire support is delivered and funded by:

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