Start-up Launchpad

As part of our ongoing commitment to business support our Solent LEP Growth Hub offers a Fully Funded, FREE Solent business “Start-up Launchpad”.

Start-up support

Starting a new business can be daunting, but you don’t have to face it alone.

Who is it for?

We help ambitious, entrepreneurial people with a growth mindset who have started a new business in the past 18 months.  If your business has recently secured its first customer, and you are wanting to drive your business forward, then we can help you to improve your chances of success.

What support will you receive?

Up to 12 hours of one-to-one business coaching delivered via videoconference.  Outcomes will vary from business to business, but typically you can expect to discuss several of the following:

  • Time and space to think about designing and building your business
  • Big picture goals and clear priorities for you and the business
  • Feedback on your growth plan or business model canvas
  • Exploring your addressable markets, value proposition and product/service offerings
  • Financial reports and budgets that help to drive strategy
  • Clearer understanding of the financial implications of your decisions – from pricing, cashflow to funding
  • Automating your accounting system and financial reporting


We’re not going to solve all of the above challenges, but we can provide an extra pair of eyes over the business and help you to step back and focus on the key priorities.  The coaching time will typically be spilt into approximately 5 or 6 coaching sessions over a 3 or 4 month period.

Business coaching works best if you have an open mind, are willing to take risks, and are accountable for taking action between sessions.  Your business adviser will help by providing you with templates, by asking the right questions to flesh out your business ideas and by acting as a sounding board.  Throughout the support, you will responsible for implementing agreed actions and for making any management decisions – it is your business after all!


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