For New and Early
Stage Businesses

Develop your credibility, confidence and opportunity with Breakthrough

There’s no single route a young business takes once it’s started and setting out. Breakthrough can help with the many early stage challenges you encounter along the way.

New businesses rarely enjoy the luxury of serene, untroubled progress, but although the challenges you face might feel new and intractable, chances are they’re old and – with some help – easily solved.

Our Breakthrough programme has been supporting new and early stage businesses over the past four years with a range of resources, kicking off with a two-day workshop which digs into the foundations of an entrepreneur’s ambitions and sets them on a course to achieve their business goals.

Due to the current Covid-19 situation we have moved this same level of high energy – and high impact support online, meaning you can develop your business through the pandemic with confidence.

A series of four online sessions, coupled with quality time with an experienced Business Development Manager will help you through any challenges your business is facing. Or indeed, help you embrace any new business ideas that you are keen to explore during lockdown.

What you get from Breakthrough:

Two-day workshop / Four-part interactive webinar to explore and define the fundamentals of your business, creating a dynamic action plan.

One-to-One help from an experienced Business Development Manager to firm your plans up and put them into action.

Workshops/Interactive Webinars to delve further into the practical skills you need to run your business.

A community of other new, fresh, exciting businesses in Cornwall.

If you’re ready to grow, access to a range of resources such as grants, recruitment support, salary subsidy and specialist coaching.


The 2 day workshop / 4 part webinar will cover:

The Person and Business Modelling: Take a look at your own strengths as a business owner, highlighting key skills and interest for running your business.

The Customer and Value Proposition: Identify how your business really adds value to your customers. Plus how to group different customers (and their needs) to create meaningful messages.

Marketing and Minimum Viable Product: Review your marketing channels to figure out what works and to make sure you’re getting the most from precious, limited resources.

Revenue Streams and Cost Structure: Finally, financials that work for all: ensuring customers are happy with the value you offer and pay well for it, generating sufficient income to keep your business growing.

The Breakthrough 2 programme is receiving £3,025,000 of funding from the England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. The Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (and in London the intermediate body Greater London Authority) is the Managing Authority for European Regional Development Fund. Established by the European Union, the European Regional Development Fund helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support innovation, businesses, create jobs and local community regeneration.