AIM for the Black Country is a service being offered to Small & Medium sized Enterprises (SME’s) to enhance your growth and competitiveness. Through a partnership arrangement between the Black Country Chamber of Commerce, Black Country Growth Hub, Local Authorities, Black Country Consortium and the University of Wolverhampton you will be able to access a coordinated approach to a range of business support, advice and workshops. You can enter the programme through any of the aforementioned partners who will then manage the process from start to finish.
Initially, your Business Navigator will work with you to analyse your business growth potential and agree a programme of activity that will help unlock this capability, which is to be completed by February 2019.
The programme could include:
During your journey, your Business Navigator will be available to help keep things on track and maximise impact.
The Black Country Chamber of Commerce will be running a series of masterclasses to complement the work of your Business Navigator and help you to realise your business' growth ambitions. These masterclasses will cover a wide range of business operations, including HR, finance, international trade, and sales and marketing. Please click here for more information.
There is no cost to eligible SME’s taking part in this programme but as it is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), there is a small amount of paperwork required to assess eligibility and evidence actions and outcomes. Again, the Business Navigator will coordinate completion of this paperwork so it doesn’t impact too much on your time.
Please contact Black Country Chamber of Commerce on 0330 024 0820 for more information.