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How to start a Start-up

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Dreaming of starting your own business? Or have you started one within the last twelve months? We offer a choice of two, free intensives that provide all the practical advice and guidance that you need to turn your business idea into a successful commercial entity.

We advise that under 25’s to book onto the free Prince’s Trust start-up program. For everyone else, we recommend the University of Chichester’s free How to Start a Start-up Boot Camp.


University of Chichester: How to Start a Start-up Boot Camp

This is an expert-led, twelve-hour intensive program that builds to give you all the knowledge you need to get your business idea going or start-up growing. From September 2021 we will deliver this boot camp in two ways:

  1. As a live and interactive set of daily, two-hour workshops
  2. As a two-day intensive, delivered in a physical setting in a city or town in the coast-to-capital area

You can book your free place on either of these via The Business Hothouse Eventbrite page.  If the option you wish to attend is not yet listed, please keep checking the page for updates or connect with us on Social Media.


The Princes Trust Start-up Program

The Collaborate2Create & Innovate program is designed by the Princes Trust to support 18 – 30 year-olds who want to learn how to start a business or to become self-employed.

You can book your free place on The Prince’s Trust workshops by telephoning 0800 842 842 or visit

If you would like more support to grow your start-up, our other support options may interest you: