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Flying Start

Ready to turn your business ideas into reality, or take your new business to the next level?

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Who is it for?

The Flying Start service is for early-stage businesses that have traded for less than three years, and aspiring individuals with a great business idea.

It is aimed at leaders who have a bright and growing vision for their new business. This service will focus on building business and financial acumen and the core skills to establish a new business and drive sustainable growth.

How will you benefit?

  • Learn from and be inspired by our startup advisers and fellow entrepreneurs
  • Action plan to create a sustainable startup business
  • Share the challenges and emotion of starting a business with an experienced adviser and become more resilient
  • Build a strong foundation from which to grow your business
  • Build relationships with like-minded start up business leaders and owners
  • Turn your new business idea into reality

What support will you receive?

  • A dedicated startup business adviser who will keep in contact to track progress
  • 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 workshops
  • Access to startup resources such as templates, workbooks, information sheets and other business tools
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Who delivers the service?

Flying Start is delivered on behalf of Boost by Selnet, a team of highly experienced business advisers.

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Flying Start team

The advisers on the Flying Start programme have a wealth of experience helping early businesses and entrprenuers and can provide helpful advice across a wide range of areas including business structure, financial managment and bookkepping, sales and marketing and business planning.

You can find out more about the Flying Start team here.

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Where is it available?

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.

How to access the service

Helping Lancashire businesses thrive

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

Not sure which service you require?

Contact helpdesk today for advice.

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Funded by local govmt
Levelling Up
Department for Trade and Business
Northern Powerhouse
Lancashire County Council
In partnership with
Blackburn with Darwen
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Preston City Council
South Ribble
West Lancashire

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