Founder Friday is back, and it’s bigger than ever for 2024!

New year, new business, right?

We know January is a popular time for people who’ve been thinking about starting a business finally taking the leap, and so we’re celebrating the most entrepreneurial day of the year by giving free 1-on-1 business advice to people in the UK. We’re calling Friday 12th January ‘Founder Friday’. 

That’s right, we’re opening up our expert Business Advice helpline to anyone in the UK who’s thinking of starting or growing an early-stage business this year. 

From questions about strategy and marketing, to brand and planning, budding founders can ask our Business Advisors anything they need to help them start-up and thrive in 2024. 

Our recent research tells us that over half of people who’ve been considering starting a new business want to make 2024 the year they finally do it. And we love to see it. 

Taking part in Founder Friday couldn’t be easier, simply head to and book your call using the online form.

You’ll secure a 30-minute, 1-on-1 spot for Friday 12th January and get an email confirmation with the details.

To help, we’ve put together a simple mini business plan for you to think through before your call on Founder Friday - you can download this and fill it out in your own time. 

What’s more, we’re giving 2 lucky founders who book onto the Business Advice helpline 6 months’ free mentoring from a Virgin StartUp Mentor to help you make the most of your advice. That’s an hour a month from one of our experienced mentors who help founders like you start-up and thrive every day.*

So, why not book in your free Business Advice helpline call today, and thank yourself tomorrow. 


*Book your Founder Friday call before 13th January 2024 for a chance to win business mentoring sessions. You need to be 18+ and a UK resident to enter. Limited call slots available. 1 call per entrant. 2 winners will be chosen at random and contacted by 19.01.24 via email. Promoter: Virgin Start Up Limited, London W2 6ET.

Check out the full terms and prize details at