Worcestershire County Council has a number of support programmes for new businesses. For example, the Enterprising Worcestershire programme offers support to enable start-up and early stage enterprises to develop and prosper.
Enterprising Worcestershire, which is managed by the County Council and part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund, offers ongoing support to new businesses. The programme has a range of workshops to provide new businesses with the knowledge to help business thrive. Grants are also available and a number have already been awarded to early stage enterprises in the county.
Based in Bromsgrove, creative services agency Studio B61 signed up for the Enterprising Worcestershire programme in August 2017.
Sian Conway, Studio B61 joint business owner said: "Thanks to Enterprising Worcestershire we have expanded our service offering and can compete against some of the larger marketing agencies who have state of the art equipment.
"We also have ongoing mentoring so we know that support is there when we need it."
For help and advice setting up a new business in Worcestershire, visit the Enterprising Worcestershire pages on Worcestershire County Council's website.