Free support and training for entrepreneurs

A photo taken from below of ten young smiling people looking down at the camera and giving thumbs up.If you are in Sandwell and ready to start your own business, then Sandwell Council is offering a free programme of training and support.

Small businesses that have been trading for less than two years are also eligible to take part.

Attend the launch event in West Bromwich

The programme starts with a launch event at the National Manufacturing Centre in West Bromwich on Wednesday 1 February, followed by a series of seminars, workshops, and training events every Wednesday throughout February. 

These sessions are designed to encourage and support anyone who wishes to begin a business or make a career change. They will provide participants with the tools and knowledge they need to prepare a business plan and make their business more competitive. The training will be delivered by specialist Black Country training and coaching organisation Executive Training and Consultancy Ltd, which has over 20 years of experience helping Sandwell businesses grow. 

Further exciting opportunities for new entrepreneurs

The programme also includes the opportunity to compete for additional support, to be announced at an awards event on Wednesday 1 March. A panel of judges will deliver their verdicts on the business ideas, and potentially reward the most innovative and well-planned with a grant investment and further mentoring.

For more information, and to sign up for this great opportunity, visit the start-up programme’s webpage.

To find out about the other ways that Think Sandwell can help your new business, visit our Support for start-ups page.