Business support

Whether you’re a budding entrepreneur starting a business or a well-established organisation, our experienced team can offer a range of business support and services to help your business realise its full potential.

Primary areas of support include finance and funding, business start-up & growth, knowledge, skills & training and manufacturing, innovation & technology; all delivered through our strategically located Business Solutions Centres (BSCs) in association with the University of Wolverhampton.

Finance and funding

While it’s not the sole factor for success, the financial health of your business is crucial – whether you’re an SME or a well-established organisation. Financial stability is a fundamental building block for sustainable business growth; allowing you to invest in new premises, equipment and stock or expand your workforce when opportunities arise.

Here at the BSCs, we recognise that there are lots of finance and funding options available to your business and that this can be a source of complexity. Our team, working in collaboration with local Growth Hubs, can provide you with a single point of contact for a range of local schemes, grants, loans and equity arrangements to suit companies of all sizes.

FINANCE AND FUNDING

Business start up and growth

Are you a start up launching a new product or service you’re really passionate about? Are you looking to make money online? Are you looking for more flexibility in your career with the potential to work from home? Whatever your reasons for starting a business, we understand it can be both an exciting and nervous time.

From registering your new company, writing a business plan and getting underway with sales & marketing to understanding tax, finance and funding available to your new business, the BSCs are on hand to help you achieve your growth ambitions through a range of business support initiatives.

BUSINESS START UP AND GROWTH

Knowledge, skills and training

Equipping yourself and your workforce with knowledge, skills and training is essential for long term success in business. Encouraging innovation from within your organisation and empowering your teams to keep pushing the boundaries will help you to stay ahead of the competition.

Business Solutions Centres (BSCs) offer a range of options for expanding the expertise of you and your workforce – whether you’re a manager needing leadership training to help take your company to the next level or a business that’s looking to offer apprenticeships for recent graduates – we’ll be able to help fill your skills gap.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND TRAINING

Manufacturing, innovation and technology

The Midlands region has long been recognised as a national and international hub for manufacturing, innovation and technology and here at the Business Solutions Centres (BSCs), we are passionate about nurturing the sector to conserve the region’s heritage. Looking to the future, we also recognise that encouraging local businesses to innovate and invest in new technology today is central to securing local jobs for tomorrow.

From advice on Computer Aided Design (CAD), Building Information Modelling (BIM) and export via the West Midlands Manufacturing Club (WMMC) through to drones and business support workshops on tackling cybercrime, the BSCs act as a gateway to access a full spectrum of local support; whether you’re a manufacturing firm or simply looking to innovate and adopt the latest technology.

MANUFACTURING, INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY