Resources

Everyone has ideas, make yours happen

VIDEOS

Creating your brand - business ideas from the founders of Innocent Drinks

ARTICLES

LOCAL INITIATIVES

Local initiatives imageAccess to local based  initiatives that can assist with business start-up,ranging from mentoring, funding and basic advice.

NATIONAL INITIATIVES

Access to national initiatives that can assist with business start-up, ranging from mentoring, funding and basic advice.

PUBLICATIONS

DIY Toolkit

The development impact and you toolkit has been specially designed for practitioners to invent, adopt or adapt ideas that can deliver better results.

It contains 30 innovation tools that are quick to use, simple to apply, and designed to help busy people around the world create more impact with their work.

Instant Start-up guide

Definitive guide to business start up. Covering; marketing, funding and business planning, supplemented from the Entrepreneur publication. A useful magazine for aspiring entrepreneurs. 

FORMS

If you are a Bucks student currently studying a course or a graduate from the last five years, you can apply for funding from our launchpad scheme. The launchpad fund is a means for you to apply for up to £1,000 to boost your business.   

This is an interactive two day programme which develops core skills to start and sustain a business venture. The course starts by ensuring the delegate can define their idea and they develop a series of business models which helps define the finances of the business.

TEMPLATES

A business plan gives an outline of your business, the market in which it will operate, and how it aims to make money. Your business plan should allow you to answer this question: why will your business succeed when so many others fail?

The best business plans explain only the most important information – what you want to achieve, how you will get there and the things you need to do along the way.

The Prince's Trust business plan pack can help. This guide will help you to divide writing your business plan into sections, and explains the information that you need to complete each section.

Definitive guide on help and advice  if you’re starting a business that helps people or communities (social enterprise)