Over the next three years 2,500 businesses and entrepreneurs from specific areas of Birmingham will be offered essential support to grow and bring potential business ideas to life through a new £4.2 million project.
The project titled Enterprise Catalyst, seeks to raise entrepreneurial levels to help new businesses get started, and offers customised enterprise coaching and financial assistance (where required).
A mentoring and support service is also available to existing businesses ensuring sustainable growth.
To ensure that people can access the support on offer, Enterprising Communities is staging a series of Enterprise Road Shows for residents in South East Birmingham. Come along for expert advice on business planning, employment law, intellectual property, marketing, finance - and more!
To be eligible for the programme you must be:
- a business start-up – resident within the qualifying wards*
- an existing business – based within the qualifying wards*
Please note that this is a European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) programme, and as such we cannot support retail activity. Existing retail businesses that wish to diversify into other markets may be eligible for support.
To discuss your business idea or check eligibility please call 0121 675 7580.
* List of qualifying wards:
- Bordesley Green
- Hodge Hill
- Lozells and East Handsworth
- Moseley and Kings Heath
- South Yardley
- Washwood Heath
Other Business Support Projects delivered by Enterprising Communities since 2006
- Empowering Local Business
- ESF Support Project
- Town Centre Management
- Social Enterprise Support Programme
- Enterprise Catalyst (1)
- Enterprize Generator
- Benefits to Business
- Fox & Goose Business Support