Free support to get your business off to a flying start

If you’re a Lancashire entrepreneur looking to start a new business or if you are at the early stages of growing a new business, you will face lots of challenges turning your great idea into a working organisation.

Boost; Lancashire’s Business Growth Hub, has a specialist free support programme to help startup businesses get off the best possible start. The fully funded Flying Start programme will help you learn the skills to run your own business, define your growth plan and understand how to access growth finance.

We’ve already helped thousands of people set up their business in Lancashire. Don’t miss out, apply for our free startup support service today.

  • “My mindset around sales needed a complete rewire. Being in the Boost workshops with other people all in the same boat really made the difference.”

    Gordie Smyth, Flower Accounting

  • “As well as the knowledge I gained, I met other business owners in similar situations and learnt about other support on offer in Lancashire which has really expanded my network.”

    Natalie Klausen, Let’s Abode

  • “The Boost programme has been invaluable in helping me to structure, develop and grow my business.”

    Natalie Smith, Central Recruitment

  • “The support we have received through Boost has been invaluable to the business. We’ve only been trading for five months and we’ve had to employ two more staff to keep up with demand.”

    Simon Milnes, Lancs Lock-In

Key Benefits

  • Pick up the key skills and knowledge you and your team need to launch that successful enterprise.
  • Access vital business growth and management techniques, such as the Vision Orbit and Business Model Canvas.
  • Access to a trusted and dedicated Boost adviser working with you throughout your growth journey.
  • Overcome challenges in sales, marketing, finance, business planning and people.
  • A platform to market your services to other new businesses through growth networking sessions and webinars.


Vision Orbit - Winning Pitch


Business Model Canvas - Winning Pitch
  • Vision

    Vision Orbit - Winning Pitch
  • Business

    Business Model Canvas - Winning Pitch

How it works

The free Flying Start service is designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge not only to launch a successful business but to sustain and grow it.

These are the core components of the programme:

A dedicated startup adviser: Your dedicated Boost adviser will work with you throughout your journey, getting under the skin of the business and developing a dedicated growth plan. Your adviser will be an expert in early-stage businesses and will be able to offer instant advice and support.

Masterclasses: For all stages of business idea and life, our programme of masterclasses are designed to equip you and your new business with the tools and techniques to succeed. Topics include business planning, access to financial information and advice, marketing your business and building confidence.

Events: We will also invite you to essential growth networking events suited to your business needs and, providing a platform to market your services to a network of other new businesses and generate sales opportunities.

  • 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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