Support & Advice

Whether you would like to start your own business or grow an existing business there is a wealth of support and advice available in the region. Here are some useful links to guide you in the right direction.

Business Support

gbslep Birmingham City Council - Corporate Procurement Services Helpdesk Doing business with the council

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gbslep Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership Business Support Programmes Find out more
birmingham chamber Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce Business Support Find out more

Starting a Business and Growth

Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership Starting your business advice and information
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Aston University
Develop your business with the Aston Centre for Growth
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Helps SMEs/VCSEs develop skills to win public sector work
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Employment & Skills

gbslep Birmingham City Council Employment Access Team: Support for Employers
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birmingham chamber Department for International Trade Explore the potential of exporting, guidance, services and support
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Environmental Support

birmingham chamber Carbon Trust Speciailist support saving energy and cutting carbon emissions
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Social Enterprise Support

Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership
Birmingham & Solihull Social Economy Consortium A network of agencies and enterprises that supports social enterprise in Birmingham and Solihull.
Social Enterprise UK The largest network of social enterprises in the UK