The Start-Up Business Club
The Black Country Chamber of Commerce can assist organisations who are excitingly starting a new venture of running their own business. You will have access to a host of membership benefits, featuring:
• Somewhere to turn to: A Dedicated Account Manager
Your Business Manager will be on hand to assist with any enquiries that you have regarding the day to day running of your business. We will support you with your Business Plan, which will help you to identify any new opportunities that you should be taking advantage of. We will also undertake an Annual Business Review.
• Protection for Your Business
Access to Free Legal Helpline, Free Legal Expense Insurance, Free employment law updates, and a host of commercial documents.
• Information & Advice
Your Business Manager has a wealth of contacts and knowledge. We will signpost you to access relevant support and connect you to other members and partners. So, should you be searching for Funding / Grant opportunities, Business Loans, Office Space, or Training, just contact the Helpdesk.
Keeping you up to date with current information, forthcoming events, access to funding and grants, and Chamber services and benefits ensuring that you maximise your membership.
As well as our general networking events, we give you the opportunity to Network with like-minded business people, sharing best practise, offering that tailored support that’s required in those early stages of business growth.
• Build Your Network
We host over 60 networking events across the year, attracting more than 3,500 delegates. You can connect with our members via our on-line directory, or you may be keen to showcase your products and services at our Annual Exhibition or Table top showcase & Networking events.
• Free Personal Development Workshops
Business Planning, Finance, and Sales & Marketing workshops are held on a regular basis, so don’t worry if you miss one, you can always book onto the next later in the year!
• Business Mentor / Coach Programmes
Working with a business coach gives you access to a range of support that is invaluable in business. They as your Mentor, will challenge you and will stimulate some new thinking and give you support in trying some new ideas out.
We provide you with several marketing routes, which includes sending articles across to our online news pages of the website. You can also forward articles to us for potential publication in our quarterly glossy magazine, Prosper, and advertise events as well as submit member to member offers.
• Social Media
Connect with our Club Facebook page for Members Only, or join us on Twitter hour #Blkcountryhour every Tuesday evening 7pm – 8pm.
• Annual Chamber Awards
Give your company the recognition it deserves by applying for Black Country Chamber Annual Award. The Tony Andrews – Start up Business Award.
• Access the Business Development Programme (BDP)
The Business Development Programme is delivered via 2 Cohorts per year. The programme delivers 5 module masterclass sessions focusing around up-skilling, developing and supporting your business to become successful in growth. Please speak to your Business Manager for more information.