Start-up support tailored to the needs of the individual

The Just Enterprise start-up services work with individuals from the early stages of the initial idea to provide support tailored to individual needs to help set up creative and ambitious social enterprises. Our aim is to help give social entrepreneurs the necessary skills and confidence to become part of an already established pipeline of strong business models benefitting the Scottish economy.

Support as diverse as business itself

Just Enterprise will set up one-to-one meetings to discuss start-up ideas with an experienced business advisor who will then guide you through the next steps and connect you with other agencies and networks. Where appropriate, one-to-one provision can be followed by ongoing telephone and email support.

A programme of free workshops is also available to individuals who wish to develop business skills such as cash flow planning, business planning, marketing, branding and other areas of interest. Start-up Leadership programmes are also available which are designed to develop individuals into effective leaders able to grow organisations into successful and resilient social businesses

Through our networks and partners, we also deliver Fine-tuning your Social Enterprise events throughout the country, bringing together private sector experts who deliver short, practical workshops on a range of topics from IT and cloud computing, to HR and Health & Safety.

Who can apply?

Are you thinking about or in the process of starting a social enterprise? Have you already set up your social enterprise, but are still at a very early stage? If you can answer yes to either of these questions you can benefit from:

  • An increased knowledge of business matters and how you can balance the commercial and social aspect of your ideas
  • Useful connections to other individuals or partners
  • Practical tools, documents and templates geared towards developing your own social enterprise idea

What action should I now take?

Our advisers can help deliver your vision. Apply to Just Enterprise now and together we can begin the process of building your Social Enterprise.

Contact us
Telephone: 0131 556 5844
Email: startup@justenterprise.org

Click here to apply for startup support