Turn your business idea into reality in just 8 weeks

Sign up for free Next course starts Spring 2021

  • Comprehensive business startup course
  • 100% free and fully funded by industry partners
  • Qualified mentors to guide your journey
  • Weekly Zoom catch-up meetings
  • Supportive private Facebook group

How can we help?

Start a business

Join our free course funded by London Community Response and we'll help you get your business idea off the ground.

Join our network

Already have a business? Join our community to promote your product or service, network with others and receive advice or support.

Meet your mentors

Suzanne Noble is an award-winning serial entrepreneur, who started her first business at 27 and has a string of successes (and a few failures) under her belt. With a background of over 20 years in PR & Marketing, she'll give you tips and advice and help you to feel confident about how you get the word out about your new business.

Mark Elliott is a well-established business coach who has also had his share of successful and not so successful businesses. Since becoming a coach, he has helped transform the lives of hundreds of people – just like you – finding ways to create time to deliver more profit from their passion. A natural teacher and facilitator, Mark thrives on helping others to succeed.

60% of people who start a small business are aged between 40 and 60

How it works

Startup School for Seniors will guide you along your business journey with themed video sessions, a weekly live catchup and a community group for further networking.

Sign up

Join our fully funded pilot and take your first exciting steps to getting your business off the ground.

Course content

The course covers all aspects of business from testing your idea, finding customers, financing and so much more – taught by those who have been there and done it.


Each week you'll meet up on Zoom with your fellow students to share how you're getting on, with the chance to ask for advice from others on the same business journey as you.

What people are saying

“When I first met Mark, I was lacking direction, chasing clients and dreaming without planning. Working with him has enabled me to be calmer, more focused and more considered in my actions. This has led to targeted networking, better clients – and ultimately more revenue in less time.”

Ben, Running Coach & Evangelist

“Suzanne challenged the group to explore many avenues and ideas that we might not have considered possible. She invited people to talk to us who had embarked on a complete career change. It was so inspiring and in fact, has given me the confidence to move forward.”

Linda, course participant

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