Business start-up support

Thinking of working for yourself?

Working for yourself can take many forms including setting up your own business, selling your own work, taking on a franchise, or working freelance. There is plenty of help to get you started, support you through the early days and offer incubation space to help get you launched. 

Find out more by exploring the pages below, or pop in to the Careers Service and pick up a Business Start-up Pack.

Career Navigator 

Online access to a wealth of careers resources, including business start-up. 

Discover more about what it takes to run your own business and what you should consider before you start. 

You’ll find it under the ‘Options with your Subject’ tab. 

Log in to Career Navigator

Plymouth Enterprise Week

Every November, the University of Plymouth and its partners host a programme packed full of events to help potential entrepreneurs explore their ideas and develop their network

Discover the full schedule of events

Formation Zone

Formation Zone is the hub for students and graduates from any discipline to start businesses, providing office space, professional advice and a supportive environment. 

Come along and have a chat with us about how the Formation Zone can support you at one of our monthly drop-in sessions.

Discover more about the Formation Zone