Happy New Year: here’s how Think Sandwell can help your business in 2020

Happy New Year from the Business Growth Team at Sandwell Council – we’re the people behind Think Sandwell.

We hope you’ve had a happy festive break and you’re feeling recharged and ready for 2020.

We want to share a few ways in which we can help your Sandwell business this year.

Let’s start with the Think Sandwell website. On our news page we share stories that are relevant to Sandwell businesses. Here you’ll find details of funding and support opportunities, information about local business premises to rent or buy, and other inspiring features to help your Sandwell business thrive.

We also publish good news about Sandwell organisations, to give them a boost and inspire others to go forth and achieve more too.

So if your Sandwell business has recently expanded, created jobs, won an award, launched a product, had a brush with fame, made a breakthrough or achieved something else noteworthy, we would love to hear from you. And do tell your marketing team about Think Sandwell for future promotion.

Nearly every Monday we feature a different Sandwell business in our popular #madeinsandwell Monday slot. If you’d like your Sandwell organisation to be considered for a #madeinsandwell Monday profile (it costs you nothing), read this and contact us today.

Think Sandwell’s events calendar gives details of business workshops, networking events, exhibitions and training taking place in the West Midlands, many of which are free. We hope you’ll grab your new 2020 diary and fill in a few dates now.

Much of the business support we offer happens offline, face to face or over the phone. Take a look at our business services landing page to see what Sandwell Council’s Business Growth Team could do for you – including helping you find premises in Sandwell, suggesting routes to accessing finance, or supporting your business with training and recruitment.

We have rounded up information on energy saving for businesses and ideas to boost employee wellbeing – two worthwhile new year’s resolutions, we think.

And knowing 2020 brings uncertainty when it comes to Britain’s exit from the European Union, we’ve put together a Brexit business toolkit, gathering resources to help your Black Country business plan ahead.

Sandwell Council has won several awards for its small business friendliness and through the year ahead we will continue our tireless support of Sandwell businesses. Whatever your hopes and plans for your Sandwell business in 2020, we can help. Contact us today.