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You are now entering the Black Country’s online business portal, designed to give local businesses the support, contacts and opportunities they need to pitch for – and win – bigger and better contracts.

Membership is free and makes it easier for your business, social enterprise or third sector organisation to trade with neighbours, find opportunities and get involved with networking events, seminars, skills development and expert advice.

Finditintheblackcountry is the online business network for the Black Country, boosting the local economy for the good of its companies and communities.

Register today and help to build a bigger, brighter, greener local economy – and win more work!

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SME Fast Track

Business Birmingham Extend SME Fast Track programme – last few places remaining

There are now just a few places left for businesses to take part in a free businesses growth programme, according to Business Birmingham.

The SME Fast Track programme, funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), is available to small and medium sized enterprises based within the Greater Birmingham, Solihull and the Black Country area and aims to increase the capabilities of start-ups and SMEs.

Specialist Business Advice

The programme is designed to have an immediate impact on your company, through offering support such as specialist business advice in the form of a diagnostic session where your current situation will be analysed by a business expert who will help you focus on tangible and realistic targets for the future.

Businesses will have the chance to learn how to maximise their return on investment from events such as trade shows, where they will discover how to identify the most relevant trade shows and engage with the attendees in a way that will produce the most return for the company.

Core business skills 

Training will also be available for participating businesses on a range of core business skills, such as marketing and communications, ICT skills, access to new markets, sales techniques and access to finance, with materials.

With a consultancy service as part of the scheme, businesses can become finance ready and learn how to develop a case suitable for seeking finance and gain an understanding of channels available.

Further projects

Once business’ have completed the programme, they will be eligible for further projects that offer more support and the chance of match-funded grants of up to £10,000.

Places for the programme are going fast- so now is the time to sign up and receive free business support to help your business reach new heights in 2015.

To check your eligibility and to get involved with the SME Fast Track programme, or for more information,
or call 01384 563050.

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