Useful new content on Think Sandwell

Web contentIf you’re a regular visitor to Think Sandwell, you’ve probably noticed a few changes around here …

We’re working hard to make it easier for you to access the wealth of business support offered by Sandwell Council.

Think Sandwell helps people in our borough to gain the confidence and skills they need to start successful businesses. We also support established organisations to develop and grow. Our service is free because we want businesses in Sandwell to do well, in order to create and sustain jobs and keep our local economy healthy.

So you get even more out of Think Sandwell, we’ve recently added the following pages to our website:

Procurement opportunities

We want businesses like yours to be able to access the latest procurement and tendering opportunities. So we’ve rounded up links to places where you can find procurement and tendering opportunities, in Sandwell, the West Midlands and beyond. Be sure to bookmark the page and return regularly to find contracts that your business could potentially win.

Sandwell Business Solutions Centre

In December 2015 Sandwell Council – led by Think Sandwell in partnership with the University of Wolverhampton – launched a special advice centre to help large and small companies improve their business performance. Our SBSC page explains the vast array of free services available through events at SBSC and suggests how you can make the most of this valuable resource.

West Midlands Virtual Hospital

WMVH is Sandwell Council’s groundbreaking innovation: a free-to-use 3D digital ‘walkthrough’ hospital, which showcases the West Midlands’ supply chain. Our WMVH overview page explains clearly what WMVH is all about and supplies you with a link to register your business on the portal for free.

We’ve also updated the following pages:

Support for start-ups

Do you want to run your own business and need help in getting started? This page explains which aspects of establishing a business Think Sandwell can help with (answer: many!), and provides handy links to some useful organisations.

Growing your business

Expanding your work capacity, taking on bigger contracts, hiring more staff, launching products or services, accessing new markets or moving into larger premises are all exciting moves – but also difficult to achieve. Think Sandwell is sympathetic to the challenges faced by growing businesses, and we’re always ready to give you the right support. Check out our updated growing your business page for ideas and valuable links.

You can get the most out of Think Sandwell by following us on Twitter (@thinkSandwell) and joining our Think Sandwell Business Network on LinkedIn. Through these social media channels you’ll receive instant updates on news stories and event listings added to the site, and at the latter you can discuss topical issues with us and other business professionals from Sandwell.

What else would you like to see on this site? Let us know your thoughts.

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