How to Step Out

If the feeling’s mutual, it’s time to step out…

Your chance to lead a mutual or social enterprise spin-out from the public sector is in your hands today…

…and you’re not alone. To inspire and guide you, How to Step Out brings together the personal stories and experiences of the pioneers who have done what you are thinking about doing, in their own words.

All framed by the expert commentary of the social entrepreneur who has worked closely with so many of them – Craig Dearden-Phillips, Founder and MD of Stepping Out.


  • Determining whether your business is a runner
  • Finding the support you need to make it happen
  • Understanding what Commissioners of services really think
  • Learning how to deal with pensions, TUPE and the people factors
  • Planning for and financing growth.

Thinking about stepping out? Now’s your chance…