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.

Hot News

Boost for would-be entrepreneurs as New Enterprise Allowance expanded

Package of £2,000 for unemployed people starting own business, and will be available to twice as many as planned
Cogito are happy to report that we are working with Ixion Holdings to deliver training to support the NEA programme
Social enterprises - support and training available. Cogito enjoyed this article, and can announce that we are developing a Post-graduate Diploma in Enterprise with ABP, the awarding organisation, which will include units on Social Enterprise, Entrapreneurship and Intrapreneurship.
For general information on business start-up why not look at the Business Link website.

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Watch this short presentation by Fraser J. Hay

Fraser's tip: Consider the 7 Rs... 

How to evaluate your business Idea

R - REAL PROBLEM. What is the real problem you fix?
R - RECIPIENTS OF SERVICE. Who will buy your products & services?
R - REVENUE STREAMS. What will you sell & how will you make money?
R - ROUTES TO MARKET. How will you find & acquire customers?
R - ROI. What ROI do you & your stakeholders want?
R - RESOURCES. What human, technical & financial resources do you need?
R - REQUIRED STEPS. What's the plan? Address the above points on paper