building amazing local startup communities

Start-up Business Support

For most founders, a training course is not enough to get their business off the ground. Councils now understand that on-going support is just as important as initial training in reducing start-up business failure rates

We provide start-up support for a number of clients including the following services

– Mentoring – one-to-one sessions focused on tackling specific business issues
– Networking – linking local business owners who can support each other 
– Business masterclasses – in-depth training on specific areas such as sales and e-commerce

Smarter Society is the only UK start-up support provider to have a dedicated business support help-desk which works with start-ups every day to provide advice, guidance and signposting to other local services.

Local Ambassador schemes

The most powerful message to potential start-up founders is to see that other local people have achieved their dream. We run effective Ambassador schemes that showcase successful local businesses. The schemes have been specially developed to incentivise the Ambassadors and ensure that any start-up training and support programmes leave a legacy

To find out about how your council could offer a

business support programme please get in touch