Entrepreneurs Wanted

LaunchReading helps new businesses in Reading by offering free access to community support to help you get started

The LaunchREADING experience


I cannot thank you all enough. My confidence and belief in my business knowledge has grown more than I thought possible. I can see my goals and dreams as a reality and this is all down to the support and knowledge you gave me. 

Hannah - Greener Health

Your confidence in KidzCubicle and your continuous support throughout the course of our journey have been truly invaluable. I am forever grateful for your mentorship and guidance, which have played a pivotal role in bringing us to this exciting point. 

Suresh  - KidzCubicle

Thank you so much for your help and support over the last two months. The course has really helped me understand my business better and where I would like to be. Really grateful to have had the opportunity to be part of it.

Natasha - The Humble Tiffin

Thank you so much for the feedback and for conducting such an amazing course. It really helped me grow my idea and gain confidence in myself. 

Rebecca - Beckera

Our Mission

LaunchReading helps establish and develop new businesses in Reading by supporting and developing entrepreneurs in under-resourced communities in the Reading area. We help by providing free training, business development services, and networking opportunities.

Please register for more information or apply  for our next class.  

Our Programme

Free Business Training in Reading, Berkshire

Free Business Training

10 classes of 3 hours each

LaunchReading provides experienced mentors to those starting a new business


An assigned mentor from the business community



Network with other entrepreneurs and business owners

Microloan application


Help with finding sources for loans and grants

Launch Reading Application process

Our next programme will start in May 2024. To find out more please register for one of our Zoom information sessions. These are scheduled based on numbers of applicants and candidate availability. Please register below and we will be in touch to arrange a session.

Class Schedule

Program Starts: May 2024

Venue: Management Suite, The Oracle, Reading

Watch this space for full schedule details

Ready to Join?

We're looking to partner with current small business owners who would benefit from the combination of business and financial resources that we provide. Entrepreneurs with great new business ideas will be welcomed.

Become A Mentor

Having a successful mentor relationship can play a critical role in the future success of our students, and can be extremely fulfilling for the mentor. Learn more about the role and mentorship opportunity.

Partners and supporters of Businesses in Reading

Our network of local and national partners provide a broad network of support and resources for our entrepreneurs.