New Business Start-Up Programme Launched
Posted on 16th July 2012
Following a successful £15 million investment from the Regional Growth Fund a new business start up programme that will create 6,000 new businesses and up to 10,000 jobs across the country has been launched.
The new scheme, known as the “Ready for Business” programme is set to be run by the National Enterprise Network (NEN), alongside six other enterprise support organisations, and the bank Barclays – who have invested a further £1 million in the scheme.
It is hoped that the new programme will help transfer of public sector employment to the private sector, by offering a package of support to help the transition from employment to business start up, including one to one advice, mentoring, access to finance support and business planning.
Following the announcement of the scheme, Business and Enterprise Minister Mark Prisk, said: “Small businesses are the lifeblood of the economy, and we want to encourage more people to discover their entrepreneurial spirit and start a business.
“I’m pleased the Ready for Business programme, which includes partners such as Barclays and the National Enterprise Network, will join many other schemes benefiting from support from the Regional Growth Fund to help small companies realise their potential.”
He added: “It’s important we make available to businesses the tools they need to succeed. Whether this is details about finance opportunities, or partnering them with a mentor who can share first hand experiences, we can help them to thrive and grow with the type of targeted support Ready for Business can offer”
Along with being able to benefit from the “Ready for Business” programme, entrepreneurs and business start-ups within the West Midlands can benefit from expert, tailored professional advice, designed to help get them get their business off the ground – by visiting Nicklin Business Starter.