Innovation & Enterprise

At Upturn we are open to ideas – whether you have an innovative product or service that you would like to develop, plans for your community, or simply want to set up your own business or a social enterprise.

Whatever your starting point we can probably help you get things going – we can help shape an idea or help you, or your community to get in shape to set up and grow your enterprise. We can help you:

  • Formulate your idea
  • Sort out the best legal structure (Sole Trader – Limited company – Social Enterprise)
  • Shape your strategy and business plan
  • Find partners
  • Source the professional help you need
  • Get support and Mentoring
  • Access training and networks

The sorts of ways in which we can help include:

Unlocking and shaping an idea – this may be a new product or service, or something that you believe can help solve a problem in your community.

Facilitating start ups – You may want to start your own business or set up a Social Enterprise. We can advise you on what is the best way to do this, how to put together your business plan, find the resources you need for your business, and identify the things you will need to do to make sure you are compliant.

Supporting Fledgling Businesses and Enterprises – We can also be on hand to help you steer your way through those critical early months as your business or project gets underway.