What is 'SMART Start-up'? 
The SMART Start-Up programme consists of 4 start-up modules which will cover some of the key aspects of starting a business. The programme will help you develop your idea further, get the answers to essential start-up questions and inspire your creativity
 
We have built the content around the main areas of starting-up which the hundreds of entrepreneurs we have worked with have identified as most difficult such as idea development, market research, funding finance and marketing
 
Who is 'SMART' for? 
Our SMART Start-up Programme has been designed to support individuals who are ready to take the first step towards self-employment as either a route back to paid work, or to generate additional income to supplement part-time hours. The programme can also help individuals to begin preparing for NEA and develop their draft Business Plan. 
 
To be eligible for the SMART Start-Up Programme you should have: 
• No previous self-employment experience 
• A basic business idea 
• An active email address and access to the internet 
 
When and Where is SMART available? 
We are delighted that our current 2017 SMART Start-up programme, which ends in October, will restart in February 2018 and will be available in Torbay and Exeter. We will post dates and venues for the next phase of our SMART programme in early 2018. If you need support sooner, please click on the Virtual Support page, and complete an enquiry form.