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If you are looking to start up a business or develop an existing business you could access a wide range of support to help you succeed:
If you want to take the first steps to becoming your own boss, you could receive a range of free advice and one-to-one support. The enterprise coaching team can help you remove barriers to start up, talk through your business idea and help you make contacts through networking opportunities and programme events.
Intensive Start Up Support
Support for existing businesses available for businesses under three years old.The enterprise programme isn’t just for people wanting to set up a new business, it’s also for those already in business who need more support and guidance. You could be looking to expand your business, explore new markets, access finance, trade overseas or perhaps you need to stabilize your business. Get help with your business plan, finding premises, branding, and access a range of business skills workshops to help you support your business goals.
Support with sales and marketing
New business owners can develop the confidence and skills to generate leads and win new customers through the valuable and ongoing coaching in sales techniques available. A highly experienced sales professional can work alongside you to generate a fixed number of early sales leads, which they’ll help you convert to new customers.
Working with an established entrepreneur
Your business could benefit from the support of an established entrepreneur, their advice, support and mentoring can be inspirational and make a real difference. If you are an entrepreneur you can help provide mentoring to business teams in schools and colleges, and new and early stage businesses.
Business transformation team
Businesses can now call on a specialist team made up of financial and legal experts to help them overcome barriers to growth, seek out development opportunities and provide support around access to finance.
The Business Transformation Team provide tailor-made support to Sheffield businesses and the team can work with owners, management teams, their professional advisors and financiers, to put in place appropriate financial structures, strategic planning and business planning to optimise growth opportunities.
Support when bidding for public sector contracts
Advice and support to help your business bid for public sector contracts. Seminar topics cover writing procurement submissions and how public sector organisations source their suppliers. One to one procurement mentoring is available at a subsidised cost of £90 per person.
Students and Graduates - Sheffield Hallam
Students and recent graduates of Sheffield Hallam University who are interested in self employment can benefit from a range of specialist business support and practical advice. Please visit The Hatchery website for more information.
To arrange an appointment please telephone: 0800 043 55 22
First Point for Business
Town Hall, Pinstone Street,
SHEFFIELD, S1 2HH
Enterprise Coaching (370 KB)
Intensive Start up Support Leaflet (1.71 MB)