SOLIHULL has been rated as the third best UK Town for ‘Enterprise’ according to the Santander index and is the highest rated area outside the South of England.
Helping to achieve this top rating for the area is Solihull Council’s Enterprise for Success advisors who have worked with nearly 200 local entrepreneurs over the past 12 months to offer support and advice to businesses.
The team offers free help to entrepreneurs to develop their business plans, cash flow forecasts and provide specialist training in areas of marketing, finance, tax and e-commerce.
The programme has established a monthly evening networking event for new business startups. These sessions are designed to be both practical in terms of business plan development and an opportunity for businesses to share experiences with other start up enterprises.
Councillor Ian Courts, Cabinet Member for Community & Economic Regeneration said: “The Enterprise for Success programme is the first stop for those making their way into self-employment and we welcome the opportunity to support the new business success stories of the future.”