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Business startups and freelancing

So you have an idea for a business? Will you be a freelancer?
Do you want to develop your enterprise skills?

The enterprise team provides inspiration, information, advice and guidance to enterprising Solent students and graduates.

We recognise that in some subject areas, particularly in the creative and culture industries, freelancing and self-employment are important and potentially rewarding career paths. For the best ideas, we offer start-up funding and crowding funding opportunities, the chance to be matched with a business mentor as well as support and guidance in areas such as business planning and protecting your idea, through workshops and boot camps. The support is available for both conventional businesses and social enterprises.

Browse the menu on the left to see what support is on offer and what steps you’ll need to take.

The flowchart below gives a summary of what we offer.

First steps flowchart

If you’re not sure if running your own business is for you look out for competitions that allow you to test the waters. We run regular competitions here at Solent and new competitions will be advertised on our news and events pages.

With thanks to CareerPlayer - your online career video library.

Register with us

Use the form below to sign up to news about enterprise competitions/events.

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Page last updated on Wednesday 2 March 2016 at 3.03pm.

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