New Businesses

If your business has been trading for less than one year or you are considering starting a new business or going self-employed, there is plenty of support available to help you make the move, through workshops, access to finance, work space or networking events. We will also be able to refer you to the appropriate advice resources if your business needs a special license to operate.

General information is available at the Great Business website.

If the time is right, please get in touch to learn more about how we can help.

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Business Support Helpline

Chat live with an advisor Monday to Friday, 9 am to 6 pm

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University of Wolverhampton - Enterprise Department

The Enterprise department recognises that entrepreneurship comprises of many skills and an entrepreneurial mind-set, which are not only key to starting up your own business/working freelance but they are also highly sought-after by employers when recruiting because they benefit the workplace greatly.

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Access to Business - ERDF RAISE

Access to Business, Wolverhampton based Charity and SWEDA (Skills Work and Enterprise Development Agency), Charity based in Sandwell are proud to launch their new ‘RAISE – Raising Aspirations, Inspiring Self-Employment and Social Enterprise’ project.

The 2016-2018 project funded by the ERDF (European Regional Development Fund) delivers support to entrepreneurs in the Black Country to set up and run their businesses, specifically targeting new and early stage entrepreneurs from underrepresented groups including women, BME communities and disabled people.

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Start Up Loans

Start or grow your own business with the help of a government-backed Start Up Loan and free business support. A great alternative for individuals looking for business loans to fund their start up.

Low-interest personal loans to help fund your business ideas and free business support to give you the confidence to succeed.

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