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Applications open for the new Somerset start-up programme

Somerset Council is looking for the new generation of outstanding start-ups seeking to create new businesses in Somerset. 

Whatever industry or experience, motivation, idea or expectations someone might have, the Somerset Launch Pad is designed to prepare and guide people through the start-up process.  

Ten places are available on the new fully-funded start-up programme, which will be delivered by professionals, entrepreneurs and experts from industry over 10 weeks, from May to September 2023.  

The programme includes workshops and masterclasses on core business fundamentals covering business plans, marketing, social media, finances, legal, operational systems, networking and more. Plus weekly personal business mentor support and peer-to-peer networking.

Further information and applications can be found here Self Employment (

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