Experienced entrepreneurs who can offer some invaluable expertise to help guide graduate start-up companies are currently been sought by regional collaboration BSEEN.
Funded by Birmingham City Council, BSEEN (Birmingham Skills for Enterprise and Employability Network) aims to enable local graduates to pursue their entrepreneurial ambitions in a supportive learning environment. Currently, there is little support available for graduate businesses once their owners have left their universities, and an extremely challenging labour market.
Aston University manages BSEEN, alongside partners Birmingham University and Birmingham City University, and offers 6 months of free incubator access at Birmingham Science Park Aston - with training, mentoring, coaching and a wage subsidy. In total, 30 businesses will be supported over a 12 month period at the Science Park.
Tailored specialist support
To pave the way to success in such a volatile climate, the start-up businesses require tailored one-to-one expert/specialist support from individuals who have experienced the highs and lows of enterprise/starting-out who can comment on best practice and lessons learned.
Areas of expertise include: Cash Flow/P&L/Accounts, Marketing Strategy, Software Development, Film/video Production, Marketing Mix, Manufacturing Supply Chains, Packaging and Design, HR Guidance, Legal Guidance, Social Networking, Sales, Manufacturing overseas.
Support offered to a graduate start up can be limited to one hour of your time or may even be continuous over the 6 month period. Whatever commitment you can provide, it will be of value and will add quality and reassurance to those just venturing out with very little or no prior experience.
Share your skills and knowledge to help new local businesses reach their ambitions, and support the local economy.
And in return for your investment, BSEEN will acknowledge your support by adding your company name with web-link to its Supporters’ Club.
0121 204 2086