Grow your business with Aston Programme for Small Business Growth

Posted on 12 May 2017 (Permalink)

The Aston Programme for Small Business Growth has been developed to support early stage business leaders, to achieve sustainable growth through a series of workshops, one-to-one support and networking. It is fully funded by Aston University and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

The Aston Programme for Small Business Growth aims to support SMEs to grow by increasing their turnover and creating jobs within the West Midlands. It is free of charge and offers:

  • Workshops taught by experts in SME leadership and management
  • One-to-one support to help you tackle your business challenges
  • Networking with other early stage business owners from the West Midlands
  • SME case studies from business leaders talking about their growth journey
  • Guidance through the various external finance options available to you
  • The opportunity to pitch your growth strategy to external finance experts
  • Time to explore the strategic growth opportunities for your business.

The six-month programme provides practical workshops taught by experts in SME leadership and management and one-to-one support from an experienced mentor. It is for SMEs who have an operational address within the Black Country, Coventry and Warwickshire, Greater Birmingham and Solihull or The Marches (transitional area only) LEP regions.

Aston University now searching for SMEs and social enterprises who have been trading for at least 12 months and have at least one full time equivalent employee (this can include yourself). The programme is suitable for business that are in their early-stage with identifiable growth potential. The deadline for applications is 5 June.