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Flying Start

If you’re looking to turn a brilliant business idea into reality or take your new business to the next level, Boost’s Flying Start service can help you achieve your personal and business goals.


Flying Start

Led by a team of experienced startup advisers, Flying Start provides valuable support and resources to help businesses navigate the challenges of their formative years.

The service is aimed at ambitious future business leaders, with a focus on building business acumen and to acquire and apply the core skills required to establish the business and drive sustainable business growth amidst a changing economic and business landscape.

How we can help

  • Allocation of a dedicated startup business adviser
  • One to one coaching, mentoring, leadership development and expert advice
  • Access to a peer network programme with fellow startup leaders and advisers
  • Priority access to startup masterclasses and workshops
  • Access to startup resources such as templates, workbooks, information sheets and other business tools



How to access the service

Please contact our Business Support Helpdesk on 0800 488 0057 or via the website to register your interest in this service.

One of our business advisers will arrange a suitable time to have a discussion to talk through your business goals and requirements.

“Getting support has given me lots of confidence and lots of useful information on sales and marketing, approaching retailers, improving my website, and using social media to better promote the business.”

Scott McClymont, Northern Tide

Do I qualify for support?

The Flying Start programme is available to pre-start businesses and anyone who has been trading for less than three years. You must have an ambition to succeed and be ready to make the next steps to creating a successful business.

This service is available to businesses within the following partner local authority areas: Blackburn with Darwen 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 our Business Support Helpdesk on 0800 488 0057 and we can advise you on what support is available in your area.

Our Flying Start Programme is delivered in partnership with Selnet.


“The company thrives and has grown to a team of eight staff members. Thank you for all your help”

Lucy, Spring into Action

Contact our Business Support Helpdesk and start your growth conversation

If you’re starting, growing or scaling a business and want to find out how our funded services can help you, please contact our experienced team today. We’d love to support your growth ambitions.

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  • Funded By UK Gov
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  • Dept For Trade And Business logo
  • Northern Powerhouse
  • LCC

In partnership with

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  • burnley
  • fylde
  • hyndburn
  • pendle
  • preston city council
  • south ribble
  • wyre