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#START-UP TRAINING fully funded & first class

Nurturing and facilitating new businesses and self-employment since 1984

At MENTA our award-winning and 5* rated, ‘How to Start a Business’ training packages are designed for both new enterprises and those seeking self-employment across Norfolk and Suffolk.

Delivered via a blend of support including, workshops (delivered virtually via Zoom), 1-2-1 sessions & self-led learning, our training is comprehensive, focused and above all completely free of charge to you.

Starting a business from scratch or transferring your skills to become self-employed, a freelancer or sole trader is a big step, that’s why the business experts at MENTA who make up our top team of business advisers and specialist trainers are so keen to share their experience.

You can count on us to help you get your venture off to a great start – so your new business or move into self-employment can start on the best footing.

Need to chat the options over?  

Our team are ready to help you and can answer questions you may have choose , you can call or drop them an email and they will come back to you during office hours. If you prefer, you can start the process right now and book you new business or move to self-employment support - scroll down to book!    

With MENTA 1000, we spotlight some of those business people and entrepreneurs we have been able to help. Watch Kristian Day of Insight Energy, based in Ipswich, Suffolk, explain how he and his brother Adam, started their new business with support from the team at MENTA Business.

MENTA have worked with more than 50,000 SMEs and delivered support, training and coaching to growing business across Norfolk and Suffolk.

Want to know more and see how we can help you? arrange a callback from the team here to help you with your new business or move to self-employment:

With MENTA, your package includes:

• what it means to become your own boss

• preparing to become self-employed

• the business plans and steps you will need to action• how to identify your target audience

• book-keeping basics

• legal requirements and policies to implement

• potential marketing tools and strategies

• FREE listing on the MENTA Marketplace website

‘The two fully-funded support packages are subject to certain eligibility criteria.

Our customers say...

“High level of business knowledge and a 5* service of support"

Mike, Ipswich

October 2021

"Brilliant support and business insights - shared in a relaxed but business focused manner”

Cheryl, Norwich

October 2021

“I highly recommend the business training and follow-up coaching ”  

Jaik, Woodbridge

October 2021

“High value learning from MENTA and has truly helped our business plans”  

Peter Roberts

October 2021

"The Business planning course was really good. Full of simple instructions and easy to absorb all that was said. Time passed very quickly as it was very interesting and enjoyable, Thank you"


Kate, Ipswich

September 2021
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