Enterprise Coaching from New Start Devon

1st January 2019 - 31st October 2021

Enterprise Coaching from New Start Devon delivered by Devon Communities Together

Latest events: Free webinars - Introduction to Character Strengths

What’s the offer?  Fully funded one-to-one coaching to cultivate interest in and develop of enterprise opportunities

What does it aim to achieve?  To increase enterprise in targeted areas and amongst under-represented groups through coaching and referral to mainstream business support services. Where enterprise isn’t the right option for individuals, coaches may also help them find alternative routes into economic activity.


Who’s eligible? Those eligible for Enterprise Coaching are:

  • People who are under-represented in enterprise, people who may have a great idea and are struggling to get it off the ground, people who are currently economically inactive and who reside outside of large towns and cities
  • Founders and entrepreneurs with new or existing micro businesses to grow

The typical coaching process through which we would guide each individual or enterprise would be:

  • Delivery of “Appetiser Events” in selected market towns & rural communities, to bring entrepreneurs together to explore opportunities.  
  • Diagnosis and support plan development, offering business ‘health check’ face to face assessment to identify issues, strengths and opportunities.
  • Provision of 1-2-1 specialist business coaching and specialist support activities.

What to look out for? A mix of events, workshops, face-to-face, telephone and online coaching, plus an e-learning resource.

Contact Matthew Porter for more information at: matthew.porter@devoncommunities.org.uk 

Case study: the Buturi project

New Start Devon is receiving funding from the European Regional Development Fund.