Business advice and support for new businesses

What is the Enterprise for Success programme?

The Enterprise for Success programme, run by the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP), offers help and advice to you if you are starting a new business, part funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

The flexible, free programme offers:

  • One-to-one support from qualified advisors
  • Business plan preparation and cash flow forecasts
  • Specialist training courses covering marketing, finance, tax, business planning, e-commerce and PR
  • Referral to support organisations and networks
  • Support for businesses in their first year of trading

Who can apply for the scheme?

The support is available to those thinking of starting a business, or companies within their first year of trading (geographical restrictions may apply).

How can I apply?

To find out how we can help you, contact us on 0800 0323488, or register your interest at

Enterprise Workshop

Enterprise Workshop is open to anyone who is considering self-employment or starting a small business as well as supporting young businesses that have been trading for less than 6 months.

The programme is delivered by Wallis Training & Consultancy, They have and array of qualified business consultants , with extensive experience of working with small businesses and delivering a diverse range of training programmes, which have been designed to help individuals , who are considering working for themselves.

The delivery of the programme is based on three stages of growth , starting up , early stages and business expansion. On completion of the three stages , a mentoring programme / package will be in place as a progression route for the business.

Full  support, advice and guidance are provided in a relaxed and friendly manner, through a combination of seminars and workshops.

If anyone who has a seed of an idea but is unsure of what steps they need to take, to make it become a reality, they really would benefit from attending these workshops, as it will help them develop their vision into a clear business plan.

For further information and to book a place, please contact Pam Wallis on 07514 522572 or email

Growing Rural Enterprise Limited

Growing Rural Enterprise Limited, deliver innovative and meaningful learning opportunities for rural business. We inspire and make a difference to rural business, building confidence knowledge and skills.

What we do:

  • Courses and workshops for rural businesses
  • One to one coaching, mentoring and advice
  • Manage and deliver projects which help rural businesses start, develop and grow.
  • Working with partners to improve the rural economy, business sustainability and viability.

For Further information visit

Business Enterprise Support

For further information on business enterprise support, please visit

Federation of Small Businesses

For further information on business support for SME's, please visit

Prince's Trust Enterprise Programme

If you are out of work, aged between 18 and 30 and want to start your own business, the prince’s trust can offer you free support and training. They offer you three years of support and mentoring, and you may be eligible for a loan of up to £4,000.

For further information please visit

Enterprise Allowance

New enterprise allowance can provide money and support to help you start your own business if you're getting certain benefits. Contact jobcentre plus to apply or find out more, or visit