Start Up to Scale Up is a free virtual showcase of some of the fully funded support available to SMEs & Entrepreneurs across the GBSLEP area.
Hear short presentations from The Prince's Trust, NatWest Business, Bruntwood & Birmingham Library, with an opportunity to ask questions about how their support programmes can help your business.
Our own Business Advisers will also be in attendance, who can advise you of the full range of free support that's out there for ambitious business leaders.
11am intro and welcome from Ben Hale, GBSLEP Growth Hub
11.05am – The Prince's Trust
11.15am – Bruntwood/Innovation Birmingham
11.25am – Enterprise for Success/Birmingham Library
11.35am – Natwest Business Accelerator
11.45am – Final questions and closure for 12am
Library of Birmingham:
BIPC Birmingham is inspiring a thriving community of pre, start-up and new businesses with access to free qualified business and Intellectual Property 1:1 advice, webinars, books & journals, business databases plus 9 hours per week free internet access!
Whether a business is just starting out, or needs advice on protecting their assets, the team is here to help.
As part of our Enterprise programme we offer support and funding to help 18 to 30-year-olds kickstart their own businesses.
Our programme begins with a free workshop covering everything from business planning and marketing to sales, budgeting and tax.
After the workshop it's time to start building the business. Young people get a dedicated staff member to support them to plan and test ideas.
Finally, young people launch their business by presenting their plan to our Business Launch Group. It’s designed to be a positive experience and to ensure there are no weak points in the plan.
If launch is successful, young people are matched with a mentor and have the opportunity to apply for start-up finance support.
Bruntwood SciTech is the region's leading digital tech campus that is home of over 170 businesses within tech and digital space. Apart of the office space, there is also robust business support that is being provided to the businesses on site. Tailored support is provided by a team of expert mentors and professional to allow businesses to form, grow and scale. We run multiple programmes for businesses of various stages and sectors in partnerships with corporate partners that assist businesses on their entrepreneurial journey and allow them to scale quickly.
We seek to help small to medium sized businesses, from start-up to £3m turnover, achieve their growth ambitions by providing one to one mentoring; access to finance; free local events and a range of programmes aimed at enabling local enterprises to flourish in all stages of their development. By pro-actively working with customers, understanding and looking at ways to support their needs around cash flow, improve their return and ultimately make their banking more efficient and straight forward, I am able to provide effective solutions to the common challenges SME’s are likely to face.