Solihull Council launches start-up support programme for aspiring entrepreneurs - The Solihull Observer

Solihull Council launches start-up support programme for aspiring entrepreneurs

Solihull Editorial 16th Dec, 2023   0

SOLIHULL Council has launched a new support programme for start-up businesses in Solihull, Enterprise for Success.

The programme is funded by the Government’s UK Shared Prosperity Fund and is designed to guide new entrepreneurs through the crucial first stages of establishing a business in a supportive learning environment.

Enterprise for Success is open to anyone who is looking to set up a business or who has started a business in the last twelve months in Solihull.

You must be a resident of Solihull, or your business must be in Solihull, to apply.

The programme starts with a consultation in order to tailor the programme to the participant’s specific requirements.

Councillor Ian Courts, leader of Solihull Council and cabinet member for business and economy, said: “Solihull is a great place to set up a business or enterprise.

“We consistently out-perform the West Midlands and England as a whole, with almost half – 45 per cent – of companies still trading after five years.

“I am really proud of the work my team at the council does in promoting this and helping the borough prosper, creating jobs and opportunities for our residents in the borough and local area.

“With the launch of this programme, we are able to encourage more start-up success in Solihull. We are confident that Enterprise for Success will ensure that entrepreneurs continue to make Solihull a place where local businesses really can flourish and thrive.”

Peter Daniel, on behalf of the Enterprise for Success programme, added: “It’s great to be delivering this programme for Solihull Council and to provide this extensive support for aspiring and new business owners.”

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