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Our Outset Torbay Pioneers!

We’re over the moon that our very first group of budding entrepreneurs have today completed the Intensive Start-up Foundation Programme!  It’s been fantastic to see such an enthusiastic group of individuals work together over the last 8 weeks to support each other on the first stages of their journey to self-employment.

Our Outset Pioneers!  The first group to complete the Outset Foundation programme.

Each member of the group, (that met weekly at Central Church, Torquay), now look forward to using the skills gained on the Outset Foundation programme to take their next steps in to self-employment. Julie Seddon, Enterprise Advisor for Outset Torbay said “It has been wonderful to be a part of the first ever group to complete the Outset Torbay Foundation Programme.  Being able to see each individual’s confidence and skills develop over the past 8 weeks has been great. The advisors now look forward to working closely with the group to move their business ideas on to the next stage via the Introduction to Enterprise and Business Start-up programmes, and ultimately supporting them to launch their successful enterprises”

In their own words…

“I have found the whole Outset experience most helpful – the opportunity to network and improve my confidence to move forward.  I have now started on the Business Start-Up and plan to have Devon EMS registered as a CIC (Community Interest Company) in April” Jim, Devon EMS

“Thank you for such a useful, practical and fun set of sessions.  I now feel I can set up a viable business.  The Outset sessions have helped me feel setting up a business is do-able and can be fun, as well as a challenge, and certainly ‘growth-full!”. The enjoyment factor is a real plus – so very encouraging.   I’ll be doing the Introduction to Enterprise programme next month and attending follow-up networking sessions (an excellent idea – keeps motivation up as well as learning/meeting people)”. Susan

“I didn’t know what to expect from Outset Torbay, but now I have a clear understanding of where my life is going.  It has really brought me out of my shell and given me confidence.  Thanks Outset.” Kirsty

The Outset Foundation programme helps you build confidence and develop practical skills such as time management, action planning, decision making and stress management.  If you think these friendly and informal sessions could help you then click here to find the next foundation programme in your area.