Welcome to Boost Flying Start

If you are looking to turn your business idea into reality or take your new business to the next level, the Flying Start service, delivered by Selnet, can help you achieve your business goals.

The funded Flying Start service is part of Boost; Lancashire’s Business Growth Hub and is created for pre-start businesses and those that have traded for less than three years. It is delivered by an experienced team of qualified business advisers.

The Growing Club are working with Selnet to help you navigate the ups and downs of starting a new business, through support, mentoring and activities, tailored to suit your business needs. 

How we can help

Through Flying Start, you will have access to a dedicated relationship manager who you will work with to determine the support you need to help you and your business.

All support is tailored to suit the needs of your business and delivered by an experienced adviser who will be able to assist you to develop a Business Growth Action Plan.

The adviser will meet with you regularly to help you to keep your business moving forward. Your business advisor will come with a wealth of experience, knowledge and a strong network of contacts who can assist with your business’s development.

“The company thrives and has grown to a team of eight staff members who all work part-time between six and thirty hours per week”. “Thank you for all your help”

business start up, the growing club

How Flying Start works

Contact us either by talking to one of our team on 01524 383846 or email admin@thegrowingclub.co.uk.

The Growing Club is running a 6-month start-up course, for women in Lancashire who are ready to start a small business.

The purpose of this course is to: *Take women through a systematic programme of starting a solid, sustainable business. *Equip participants with the skills to run a sustainable small business *Ensure systems are in place to make things run as smoothly as possible from day one *Provide peer support to break the isolation, build confidence and provide accountability

Most small businesses fail in the first two years because the business owner does not have business skills to support their good idea. Our start-up course addresses that problem to ensure participants have the skills and the support they need to launch and grow a sustainable business.

How to apply...
If you would like to be considered for a place on this course, please fill in your details via the link below and we will book a call with you to discuss if this is the right course for you, complete the paperwork and answer any questions you may have.

"For women starting in business, I would highly recommend The Growing Club, it has been such a help to me."

Do I qualify for support?

The Flying Start service is available to pre-start businesses and businesses that have been trading for less than three years.

You must have an ambition to succeed and be ready to take the next steps to creating a successful business. You must be based within a qualifying postcode area, to confirm your business eligibility get in touch! If you do not qualify, we will be able to assist in directing you to an organisation that can.

This service is available to businesses within the following partner local authority areas: Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council, Burnley Council, Chorley Council, Fylde Council, Hyndburn Borough Council, Pendle Borough Council, Preston City Council, South Ribble Borough Council, West Lancashire Borough Council and Wyre Council.

If your business is based outside of these local authority areas, please contact the Boost Business Support Helpdesk on 0800 488 0057 and we can advise you on what support is available in your area.

About Boost

Boost is Lancashire’s Business Growth Hub and we are on a mission; to help Lancashire businesses thrive. 

Boost provides a range of funded services and support to help Lancashire businesses grow, scale and start, realising their growth potential, creating jobs and boosting the economy.

One of 37 Growth Hubs in the UK, Boost is led by Lancashire County Council and has supported over 14,000 businesses, helped create over 3,500 jobs while adding over £100m to the economy since 2013.

For further information visit www.boostbusinesslancashire.co.uk.

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