One-to-one business advice

Business Support Sessions are available to DMU students and graduates.The sessions can be effective in helping you explore your business idea and the option of being self-employed.

The appointments are typically 30 minutes long, confidential, one – to-one sessions between yourself and an experienced adviser. The types of issues which might be covered in a session include:

  • Discussing your business idea and the inspiration behind it
  • The process of starting a business
  • Exploring the key factors you need to consider with your idea
  • Talking about the research you have already conducted 
  • Exploring the different types of business structures
  • Discussing ways of funding your business
  • Looking into areas where you are less confident in your skills and providing strategies to build your confidence
  • Reviewing your journey so far and what your next steps may look like
  • Other support available at DMU

The structure and content of a session may depend on what your needs are and how far along in your journey you are, typically the business adviser will offer:

  • Impartial, client centered and non-judgmental guidance
  • Support in prioritizing actions
  • Accurate and up to date information
  • Alternative sources of information and specialized help where appropriate

A business support session will not include:

  • Telling you what is best for you – the decisions need to be yours.
  • Reading and reviewing a business plan
  • Providing industry or DMU faculty specific contacts
  • Seeking additional resource on your behalf
  • Registering your business with HMRC or Companies House
  • Completing your tax returns
  • Checking and reviewing your accounts

Advice sessions take place between 2-4pm on Tuesday and Thursday in the Innovation Centre (opposite The Bowling Green pub).

To book your 30-minute appointment with one of our qualified business advisors visit MyGateway. 

Key Information



Tuesday and Thursday, 2-4pm in the Innovation Centre.

How to book

To book a 30-minute appointment with the team please visit MyGateway.

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