Breakthrough: Start-up and Build

Our Breakthrough programme has been supporting new and early stage businesses over the past 4 years through a 2 day workshop which digs into the foundations of an entrepreneurs 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, so that we can continue to support fledgling businesses, meaning you can develop your business through the pandemic with confidence.

A series of 4 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.

Breakthrough is for ambitious new and early stage businesses who have taken the leap and are building momentum. Grow your confidence, credibility and opportunity with a programme shaped around you.

During the sessions, you will shine a light on who your customers are now, and what value your business creates for them. We will take you through a journey to understand where to focus your business and your energy, meaning you can lead and develop your business with confidence, helping you achieve your business goals.

Plus the range of practical tools available through Breakthrough means you can progress your new business with success.

Our 4 online sessions will cover:


The Person and Business Modelling: We will start by taking a look at your own strengths as a business owner, highlighting your key skills and main areas of interest for running your business.

The Customer and Value Proposition: We’ll help you identify how your business really adds value to your customers. Plus how to group or segment these different customers (and their needs) to help you create meaningful messages.

Marketing and Minimum Viable Product: The third session will help you 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 project has received funding from the England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. 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 regenerations. Breakthrough and InFocus are managed by Unlocking Potential, part of The Cornwall College Group.

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