Startup People

"Starting a business can be both an exciting prospect and a daunting challenge. But, with the help of BRAVE, you'll have the confidence to develop your ideas into a real business success."

We've been helping businesses to set up in Bristol for over 25 years, so let us start you on the road to achieving your goals.


Thinking about Business

Have you got a great idea for a business or are you thinking about becoming self-employed? If you haven't made up your mind or you're unsure what's involved, this free seminar will help you explore your thoughts without making any commitment one way or the other.

Starting in Business Workshop

For people who are ready to start their business within the next four months. This all-day seminar is all about preparation - preparing yourself, your finances and your business idea.

The Next Step

These two workshops will give you a thorough understanding of the issues to think about when starting a business for the first time. However you may still have questions or want to get advice specifically about your business. A one to one advice session with a BRAVE business advisor offers you just that. The cost per 1 hour session is £42.00 (£35.00 + VAT).

Unfortunately HM Revenue and Customs are no longer able to deliver workshops to new start businesses, but they have recently launched a very useful e-learning tool that advises on the tax and National Insurance issues involved in starting your own business.

The package can be completed in bite size pieces and covers subjects including:

Starting in business
Registering your self employment
What records should I keep
What can I claim against this income
VAT registration
Becoming an employer
Incorporated into the package are learning checks and videos as well as links to further advice useful to the self employed.

Click here to access the e-learning tool.

We also have a comprehensive programme of training courses and workshops to help you develop your business skills