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Solihull urges residents to think business

SOLIHULL Council’s Enterprise for Success advisors are offering help to those who are thinking of starting their own business in the borough but don’t know where to turn.

SOLIHULL Council’s Enterprise for Success advisors are offering help to those who are thinking of starting their own business in the borough but don’t know where to turn.

They can find out more about how to register a business, develop a marketing strategy and get started with financial planning through the Enterprise for Success programme’s free, bespoke advice and support.

With 47 businesses supported by the programme last year, the Enterprise for Success advisors will provide individual and tailored support on a one-to-one basis, regardless of whether participants merely have the seed of a bright idea or would like support on a particular business issue.

On top of that, workshops are also being held at Solihull Central Library on a weekly basis.

Local entrepreneurs Mark Randell and Kate Golby have both been supported by the scheme – Mark with setting up Randell’s Window Cleaning and Kate in setting up a marketing and communications business, Kasaris Communications.

Mark and Kate both agree the support they received was very useful and made a real difference.

Mark explained: “My Enterprise for Success mentor helped me develop my business idea, and gave me great advice on market research.

“After I’d carried out the research I felt a lot more confident about making my business a success.”

“My mentor gave me some much appreciated morale support while I was setting up,” said Kate

“He was really encouraging and because he’d run his own business I knew his advice was sound.”

For further information about the programme, contact Enterprise for Success on 0121 704 6363 or alternatively email enterprise@solihull.gov.uk.

 

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