We provide services supporting local people into employment and self-employment and also recruitment services, office services and training courses for local businesses.
A Start Up Loan is a government-backed personal loan available to individuals looking to start or grow a business in the UK.
Support with Social enterprise start up
Pre-Accelerator is an intensive, eight-week programme for early stage start-ups. An initital half-day introduction workshop is followed by an intensive, action-focussed, online course.
Princes Trust Enterprise Programme Eligibility Criteria 18 - 30 years of age Employed or studying part time Ineligible Criteria Full Time employment Full Time education The Princes Trust offer a 4 day training course called Explore Enterprise that allows the individual to explore if self employment is right for them. Loans can be provided from £500 - £5000 with 6%apr (this is subject to application and credit checks) Grants are a maximum of £1500 Eligible clients can chose either face to face or can do the programme online with an Ementor attached to them. Alice Looks after Wolverhampton Richard looks after Dudley & Sandwell
The New Enterprise Allowance is a package of support aimed at would-be entrepreneurs aged 18 and over and currently in receipt of Jobseeker’s Allowance, Universal Credit, or Employment and Support Allowance, or those on Income Support who are also a lone parent, sick, or disabled.
Incubation hub for creative, tech and digital start-ups
Free Four Day Business Start Up Course - Followed by Seventh Month Mentoring Programme
Digital Incubator Hub for Innovative businesses or individuals.
An integrated network of business support for entrepreneurs, start-ups and academics helping to transform innovation into enterprise hosted by the University of Birmingham.
Access to masterclasses for business start up needs. Membership £25 per month
FSB Business Essentials membership costs as little as £147 per year plus a one-off £30 registration fee.
Amazon Small Business Accelerator is a free, online educational programme for anyone who wants to start a new online business or grow an existing one.
For individuals outside of the EEA who want to start a buisness in the UK