How we work with you

We’re here to help you start and grow as an entrepreneur and as a business.

Business models, revenue streams, and cashflow projections can sound like a foreign language when all you have is the beginnings of an idea.

You may worry that you don’t have the full set of skills to start a business. Most people feel like that at the beginning , and it’s not a barrier to success. In fact, it’s why we’re here. We’re here to help you start and grow as an entrepreneur and as a business.

We have a range of services designed to help you:

One-to-one start-up business advice and support

Our team of advisors guide you as you move your business idea from concept to reality. At the beginning, they will help you get answers and solutions to questions such as:

  • is my idea a social enterprise?
  • why do I need a board?
  • how do I get my pricing right?

As your business evolves, so will our advice. Whether you need a sounding board, a critical friend, some specialist expertise, or a useful introduction, we’re by your side to help in any way we can.

Grant funding

Our grants are designed for different points in your journey as a social enterprise. Whatever your stage, we’ll take the time to understand you, for example, if you need a bit of cash to help you test the potential of your idea, or if you are ready to turn your idea into your full-time job. We’ll work with you to ensure that your proposal is as strong as possible, making you well positioned for success.

Investment-readiness support

Significant, rapid growth is not for every business and will not suit all ideas. However, if you want to explore social investment to grow your impact and reach, we want you to be as prepared as possible. The scale of your impact depends on the growth and the longevity of your business, so our bespoke support programme is designed to prepare and strengthen your business for you to secure the investment needed to achieve your ambitions, whether that’s from us or other social investment providers.

Social investment

While grants are useful, they’re not always the answer to financing your social enterprise. Sometimes the age and stage of your business means that social investment can be the best route to achieving your social mission. Our products are designed to be straightforward and flexible. Repayable finance may seem scary, but it doesn’t have to be.

All you need to get started is an idea to make things better and the determination to make it happen. We’ll help you work out the rest. Get in touch today.