Supporting business start-up

Cogito can provide support to help you turn that new idea into a small business.  The support available is provided by consultants with proven expertise.

Cogito follows the Enterprise360 model:

The model has 5 phases:

Phase 1 – Pre -Enterprise Development Support
Phase 2 – Completion of an Enterprise 360 Passport
Phase 3 – 7 Minute Meetings
Phase 4 – Business Plan
Phase 5 – Operational Support and Development

A Cogito Consultant will give you support on how to research your market, and how to identify whether your product or service is viable.  Then we can help you construct a business plan and look at whether there is any financial support available to help you get off the ground.  Cogito are not Dragons, we do not provide investment, but we help to breathe life into your ideas.


Cogito delivers training in support of the New Enterprise Allowance, and the government recently announced Extra financial support for British entrepreneurs to start a business is now available through Start-Up Loans and New Enterprise Allowance.

For general information on business start-up why not look at the Business Link website


My New Business

My New Business is a new service for those of you in the early stages of starting your business. With over 200 e-learning tutorials, quizzes and tools, and a personalisable start up task list, this service provides everything you need to know to get your business off the ground and plan for future success.


Business Support Finder will help you explore the full range of financial options available from government grants through to investment types of finance such as Business Angels and Venture Capitalists. 

Syndication: Allows you to take Business Link content and display it on your own website with your own branding, look and feel. Find out more about the Businesslink Syndication Offer , to register click here and email your questions to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The National Events Finder tool enables you to add and manage your own events, take bookings and online payments.

The Business Support Finder tool provides information on support, showcasing offers. If you are interested in uploading your events or support offers to either of these new Business Link directories contact AdviserPlus on 0151 326 2102 or e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Click here for terms and conditions of use of the Support Finder tool.