Business Support


Whether you are only just beginning to think about setting up a business, or if you are already running one and want to grow, Women & Enterprise are here to help! We can put you in touch with the experts you need to grow your business and see your business scale to the next level.

You’ll be delighted to hear that The Women’s Enterprise Hub is happy to announce that Applications for our Business Support Programme are now open. The Programme is supported by the Skills and Opportunities Fund from NatWest and is part of the Enterprising Skills for Women Project


Application Criteria:

• Female

• Idea or new start less than 6 months old


Application deadline is Thursday 19th October at 16:00 pm.

Application process:

• Contact Mariam Yate to receive an application form and return this once completed
• Submit a 3 minute video introducing yourself and the business idea.

For any further enquiries call us on 0121 663 1711.


We wish you all the best of luck and look forward to receiving all your applications.







Our project, Enterprising Skills for Womenwill see us providing support for a number of women-led enterprises, encouraging 60 start-up’s through a customised enterprise programme and 100 women to access business skills courses to tackle social isolation and economic deprivation across Birmingham.

All of us at iSE would like to thank you, our supporters, and the wider social enterprise sector who voted for us as the final award was made by a blind votes from within the community.

You can read about all the winning projects here.


Start Up Support

Are you looking to start a business, or maybe you are in the process of starting a business but really need some guidance and support. Then our Fuse start up business support programme provides knowledge, guidance and specialist support to help your idea to become an enterprise, and your enterprise become sustainable.

Delivered by industry experts as a series of 9 monthly masterclasses, this programme will give you all the strategic and operational knowledge to grow your enterprise.

For more information on our Fuse women’s enterprise programme, please click on the image.

Growth Support 

Are you currently looking to grow your existing business, maybe you’re looking at ways to expand, diversify or develop a new product? Women & Enterprise can provide you with the right support and guidance to develop your capacity and confidence through coaching, mentoring, partnerships, business toolkits and resources.

Business Support 

Our expert business team deliver a wide range of business support training and development services that we can tailor to your individual needs, or book on to one of our introduction workshops:

Start building your enterprise today!

Step one – CONTACT US

Call: 0121 663 1711
Email: sarah.crawley@i-se.co.uk

Alternatively, pop in to see us at Wome’s Enterprise Hub, Ladypool Road, Sparkbrook, Birmingham B12 8LF.


One of our business consultants will meet with you for a free 30 minute consultation to discuss your needs and business ideas.


We will work with you to put an action plan together to support you in setting up, consolidating or growing your business that will be tailored to your needs from our services menu:

  • Board recruitment and development
  • Business development
  • Business planning
  • Business start up
  • Finance
  • Governance structures
  • Human Resources (HR)
  • Legal structures
  • Marketing
  • Premises
  • Self employment
  • Understanding enterprise

Social enterprise

If your business idea is related primarily to tackling a social or environmental issue, then we can advise you about setting up a social enterprise.

There is some guidance here so you can consider if your idea or enterprise could be a social enterprise and we have expert advisers who can talk you through social enterprise start up.

Please check in with our events page regularly and register for our newsletter to keep up-to-date with all our business support programmes and activities, or contact us for further information.