Accelerate to Sustainability

Congratulations on launching your business. Outset Plymouth is excited to be accompanying you on your business journey by helping and supporting you in those all important first three years of trading.

Our Accelerate to Sustainability sessions have been specifically designed to break down those tricky knowledge barriers, providing you with the confidence and the skills you need to tackle potential problems that arise.

Read more about our range of sessions below, or check the next Accelerate course dates in Plymouth.

Figure out your finances! 
Finance is that key ingredient that helps your business to function from day to day. Understanding your money is vital for calculating everything from your profit margins to predicting your cash flow forecast. Our half-day session will cover everything from reviewing financial indicators such as sales and income, to the implications of finding funding and borrowing for your business, right through to logging and calculating how your time is spent. Take part in our practical exercises that will give you the tools, the time and the focus you need to calculate your cash flow and profit and loss.

For more advice on business finance and accessing finance, you can find out more on the specialist workshops that our sister programme Outset Finance Plymouth provides.

Mix it up with marketing! 
Our exciting half-day practical marketing session will help you to discover the real difference between marketing and selling. We will show you how to define your audience, plan your activities, review your marketing material and put this all into a detailed and structured plan, which will help you schedule your time more carefully. You will gain a detailed understanding of how to evaluate which methods will benefit your business by considering cost and the long-term benefit.

Selling for success
Our comprehensive sales session is the final piece to the jigsaw that will help you to target your potential clients and establish a sales strategy that will work for your business. This session will also provide you with helpful information about how to implement customer service and an aftercare process, encouraging your clients to keep using your products and services in the future and helping to build your long-term client base.

Enterprising Women
EW LogoIf you’re a woman already in business, or one of our female start-up clients, you’ll be welcomed into the Enterprising Women community, and be able to access a huge variety of business benefits and resources.