Start Up Boost

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A programme delivered over two interactive and highly practical online sessions that will give your young enterprise – or even just the germ of an idea – direction and clear sight on how to grow and flourish.

Creating a clear business platform and strategy is vital for a fledgling social enterprise so that precious time and funds are invested wisely and clear direction is set.

Course outline

Group Coaching (90 minutes) 

Peer – peer learning and coaching session, with each individual participant posing a challenge or issue they would like some help and support on.

You will gain access to other social entrepreneurs at a similar stage to you, allowing you to share challenges and perspectives. Creating like-minded peer groups and support networks are cited as being hugely beneficial by past SSE students.

Business Planning (90 minutes)

Business planning

You will be sent a business strategy template along with practical support and guidance on how to complete and use to drive enterprise goals and strategies.

At the end of the course, each participant will be sent a personalised action plan, capturing their coaching session and key action to take away, as well as a 1:1 follow up call to discuss progress or provide further clarity on anything raised on the course.

Individual Coaching (30 minutes) 

This online personalised follow-up session will solidify thinking and ensure clear actions are set.

Course dates

September 2021  SOLD OUT  Please contact [email protected] to be added to the waiting list.


Session 1 Weds 8th Sep 10.30-12.00

Session 2: Thurs 9th Sep 10.30-12.00


To ensure participants get the maximum benefit and input, numbers are limited and will booked on a first come, first served basis.


Course facilitators

Dena Dalton

Dena Dalton, Coach and Learning Manager, SSE Yorkshire & North East.

Dena has extensive experience of coaching and mentoring social entrepreneurs through early stage growth and development through to scaling up.




Sue Osborne

Sue Osborne, Chief Executive, SSE Yorkshire & North East

Sue’s passion is mobilising the talents of all social entrepreneurs to build a fairer and more equal society. She is excited to meet entrepreneurs at an early stage and develop close links with them.


Course location

This will be delivered purely online – you will be sent clear instructions of how to join the courses and all course materials and templates by email.

Feedback from previous participants

“Very supportive. Both peers and the facilitators”

“The course gave the focus and tools I needed to progress”

“Very good materials”

“I would highly recommend this course”



Book now

Secure your place now with a credit or debit card via our website using Stripe, our payment processor. We’ll send you booking confirmation right away. Places are limited to ensure the quality of the sessions remains high.

Please note our terms and conditions: we can offer a full refund provided you give us at least 7 days’ notice (within 7 days you can substitute the participant for someone else).