Tools and Resources

It's never been a better time to start out as an entrepreneur - there are a huge amount of things out there to help you. Here's a selection of our favourite tools & resources.

Aston Enterprise YouTube Channel

Aston Enterprise YouTube Channel


Business planning

Business Model Canvas

Guidance from the Princes' Trust

Setting up

Online course from HMRC on setting up your own business:

Companies House - Register your Ltd Company


Buffer - Social Media Scheduling tool

Google Analytics - Better understand your website traffic for better marketing

Mailchimp - Create and grow mailing lists

Networking - Find Local Networking Events - Search events by type and location

Birmingham Chamber of Commerce - Future Faces


Government-backed Startup Loans:

Government support

If you are a student or graduate currently running a business and you are concerned about the impact that coronavirus may have – please see the below links to some useful sources of information about government support and more:

Government Website – Business Support

Princes Trust and NatWest Enterprise Relief Fund

Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP – Up to date Information and Advice for Businesses

Enterprise Nation – Free Advice and Support