Business Start-Up Support Programme for Wolverhampton Residents ages 18 to 24 Years

The Black Country Chamber of Commerce is delighted to have partnered up with the City of Wolverhampton Council’s City Ideas Fund aimed at tackling youth unemployment, which was unacceptably high pre-pandemic, and is now reported as having the highest rate nationally.

Individuals aged 18-24, who live in Wolverhampton, are invited to join a dedicated business start-up programme, designed to help them understand how to set up and run a business.

The programme will cover topics such as Business Planning | Finance | Marketing | e-Commerce | Communication and Networking

How Does the Programme Work?
Stage 1

90 Minute Virtual Webinar - Introduction to Starting a Business. Delegates will learn the first aspects of what is involved in running a business and what to do next.

Stage 2

Two-day Intensive Business Training Workshop. A tailored programmes covering all the essential aspects of running a successful business, including; business planning, finance, marketing, funding, and pitch day preparations.

Stage 3

One-to-one Mentoring Delegates will be offered one-to-one support to help focus their idea, business plan and funding applications.

Stage 4

Online Group Peer Support An ongoing group to share experiences and pose questions to advisers

Stage 5

Pitch Day An opportunity to your pitch business idea to business leaders and potential investors for the opportunity to win £500 including PR coverage by the Black Country Chamber reaching a large business audience in the region.


Do you know of any individual who would be interested in joining the programme, which is completely free of charge for Wolverhampton residents aged 18-24?

Browse all event dates and register on our Eventbrite page here.


Sarah Walker, Project Lead at the Black Country Chamber of Commerce