Start-Up Training

Building amazing local startup communities

You Can Start-Up is an amazing training programme, where real entrepreneurs teach participants how to set up their own business successfully.

Each of the trainers have founded, nurtured, developed, grown and sold businesses and take participants through a journey so that they have the best chance of making their venture a success.

start up business support

Training that focuses on clear, practical goals

Find out how we provide support for startup businesses once they have received training

Our courses are practical, fun and take participants through the life-cycle of how to develop a business, through to marketing and sales. The course material is aimed at learners that respond well to practical approaches.

Watch some course participants explain just how life-changing a You Can Start-up course has been for them.

Developing business owners of the future

We work with councils, housing associations, universities and other organisations to develop the business owners of the future. Taking part in our programme is a life-changing experience for many participants as they learn how to turn their ideas into a reality and contribute to the local economy.

Talk to us about how your organisation can offer this opportunity.


2000+ participants have been through our programmes


70% of participants setup their own business or go onto further training/work


30% of participants make a sale during the training course

Low Carbon Mentoring

Start-Up Business Training

Visitor Economy

Pre-start up for BAME Women

Youth Programme

Grant Administration

Find out more about our Start-up Training

Discover how your council could offer a business support programme