"The customer service NVQ has been very positive for me. Julie Lawn knows that I never finish what I start.
There has been some hurdles that I have had to jump - even at the starting block, but it was great to get on the wavelength of the course. I have now finished across the line, ‘my line’ and the ‘Axa red Line’
I am very much interested in another NVQ level for the future.
Its all down to Julie and a few members of my workmates in the department, in giving me confidence and letting me know more about my role at AXA."

RS, Axa Assistance

European Social Fund

Disability Confident Committed

Greater Brighton Metropolitan College


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Cute Dog Consulting is a social enterprise, offering client-focused training, business advice and business navigation. Our social aim is to put people, planet and social engagement first. Our business clients come from all three sectors, and we specialise in helping businesses to start up and obtain inward investment.  Not only that: we are leading experts in advising Social Enterprises and Community Interest Companies and helping training providers to achieve accredited centre status.  No matter what your budget or need, we’ll always provide good value advice - which is impartial, smart, up to date and best of all, realistic.

Free Business Start Up Course in Shoreham by Sea, Ropetackle Centre, - also available on line

Cute Dog Consulting Ltd is running a free Business start up and early stage business growth programme in October and early November 2021 in Shoreham with a £500 ‘best new business prize

The course is 6 sessions in total, every week for 6 weeks, running at the Ropetackle Centre on Tuesdays 11 am – 2 pm starting 5th October – dates shown below

Entirely free, this course will be delivered by experts in funding and social enterprise and will cover all aspects of starting and running a business in the UK in an interactive and interesting way

Cute Dog will help participants ensure they get the legal structure, name, finances, marketing and customers. Run by expert business advisors, they will help you learn from other’s mistakes, and find you routes to local funding and marketplaces

20 places available – anyone of any age (over 18) can join, the only entry requirements are being unemployed, economically inactive or on benefits

Learning with others is sometimes the best and most motivational way to take in information. Our last course in Steyning was incredibly successful and local business Squares Shortbread won the £500 Dragons Den prize

No one can pretend that writing a business plan or learning how to do a cash flow is fun, but we can promise to make all aspects of business start up interesting, relevant and help you set achievable goals

You’ve got everything to gain and nothing to lose!

Course Dates

Induction Thursday 23rd September 12.00 noon

Ropetackle Arts Centre

Little High Street, Shoreham-By-Sea BN43 5EG

Dates: 5, 12, 19, 26 October and 2 and 9 November 11-2 at Ropetackle Arts Centre Shoreham by Sea - and also online

Contact: Julie Lawn


Our Services

Business Rationalisation and Business Planning

Attracting Investment – Access to Finance

Business Navigation and Networking

Professional Training and Development

Social Enterprise advice and start up

Becoming an Accredited Training Centre

Evaluation of Funded projects