A new walk-in facility to help budding entrepreneurs has been launched in Warwickshire.
Vision Works - a support programme managed by Coventry University Enterprises - opened this month at Eliot Park Innovation Centre in Nuneaton.
The aim of the service is to provide practical support to people with ideas for business.
Robin Underhay from Coventry University Enterprises said: "There are lots of visionary people out there with really good business ideas.
"They just struggle to get those ideas off the ground and making them happen."
Mr Underhay added that many people were put off starting a business because of the large amount of building work to do before the "real" work of trading can even begin.
"We know from our experience at Coventry University that there's a lot of talent in this part of the region," he added.
"People are bursting with innovative ideas for products and services and we want to help them turn their ideas into reality.
"It's important to nurture those people and their ideas because they are going to make a massive contribution to the commercial well-being of the region in years to come."
Vision Works will put entrepreneurs through business start-up modules which will deal with how to develop business plans, register their companies and build systems to get them to the point where they actually start trading.