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Birmingham City Council

Enterprise Catalyst

Enterprise Catalyst Business Support Initiative

Enterprise Catalyst provides entrepreneurs in Northwest, Central and Southeast Birmingham with free expert advice and access to match-funding to make entrepreneurial dreams a reality.

Enterprise Catalyst provides that much needed support to help you start out, grow your idea or develop your existing business with the use of dedicated coaches and finance packages.

Our aim is to help people to help themselves by driving forward credible ideas – whether it is a completely new venture or an existing business looking for growth.

Our combined approach is aimed at helping entrepreneurs eliminate the obstacles common to tripping up even the most business-minded individuals, whilst helping to build a positive economic culture in key communities. To make this as easy as possible, we work with a range of specialist providers, including The Digbeth Trust, Business Insight and Winning Moves to provide intensive business support packages that are tailored to the specific needs of individuals and existing businesses.

To ensure that people can access the support on offer, the Enterprise Catalyst Executive Delivery Team is staging a series of Enterprise Catalyst Business Clubs for residents in North West, Central and South East Birmingham. Come along for expert advice on business planning, employment law, intellectual property, marketing, finance - and more!

To find out more; call 0121 675 7584 or visit www.enterprise-catalyst.com

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*

* List of qualifying wards:

  • Aston
  • Bordesley Green
  • Hodge Hill
  • Ladywood
  • Lozells and East Handsworth
  • Moseley and Kings Heath
  • Nechells
  • Soho
  • South Yardley
  • Sparkbrook
  • Springfield
  • Washwood Heath

**Existing businesses outside of the qualifying wards may be eligible for assistance if their project shows a value to the areas listed i.e. local jobs

The Enterprise Catalyst is part financed by the European Regional Development Fund Programme 2007-2013, 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 7584 or visit -www.enterprise-catalyst.com


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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