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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!    

MENTA have worked with more than 50,000 SMEs and delivered support, training and coaching to growing business across Norfolk and Suffolk. MENTA were rated as the top service provider across East Anglia in 2019/20/21/

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
  • Complimentary listing on the MENTA Marketplace website
  • Access to our government backed new business loan service

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

Watch this Testimonial short film from one of the newer businesses we supported.

Hit the download to read the business development story of Noble Prawn Ltd.


Our customers say...

“The Google session in Woodbridge was so handy and explained with great care for all in the room”  

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

"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"


“Very high level of business knowledge and a 5* service of support with help from John and Nick"

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

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