1-2-1 support

Your business journey starts here... 

Our friendly Increase enterprise team based in Kent and Sussex will help you start up your own project. 
We will help you to: 

  • Identify a business idea 

  • Build your business plan 

  • Find ways to promote your product or service 

  • Keep your benefits when starting an activity 

  • Improving your business 

  • And much more!

Click here to book a one-to-one session with one of our business adviser. Or for more information about the course please email us at increase@optivo.org.uk

Increase is an accessible programme. We're able to help with Digital Support. Get in touch to find out how we help meet your access needs. This course is co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund and Interreg FCE. 

Meet your coaches

 Jude Sach runs her own virtual assistant business and cofounded Cinque Ports Rowing CIC, a non-profit dedicated to supporting communities, mental health and tackling isolation.

Jasmin Bollen is a business coach and trainer and single mother to 3 amazing children.
She has run several businesses, from food to fashion and beauty therapy.  

Success stories

Hear from some of the people who completed our business start up courses in these short videos...

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Mamta attended one of our free business start up courses giving her the confidence to start her own business.

Watch her video here.

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After attending one of our free business start up courses in Tunbridge Wells, Catherine was given the tools she needed to grow her businesses without spending any money!

Watch her video here.

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Attending our business start up course has given Joe the confidence to progress and move forward with his business while meeting different people with other types of businesses

Watch his video here.

You can watch more of our Increase VS Programme video content and case studies here on YouTube.

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