Fuse at The Women’s Enterprise Hub

This early stage start-up business support programme for women will help you focus your thinking on how to turn your business idea into a real enterprise.

Designed to be run over 9 months, Fuse is delivered in partnership with industry experts who will take you through the ‘business basics’. Each month invited specialists will deliver a masterclass giving you valuable insights and quality resources across a range of strategic and operational modules, including:

  • Business planning
  • Finance and cashflow
  • Funding and investment
  • Governance and HR
  • Interview panels
  • Marketing
  • Networking
  • Personal branding
  • Pitching your enterprise
  • Social media 

Why should you apply

At the end of the Fuse programme, you will receive a Certificate of Attendance at an awards event to celebrate the achievements of the group and individuals. The in-depth knowledge gained through the programme will enable you to have a clear understanding and necessary skills to run your enterprise.

You will also have all the masterclass materials and resources enabling you to build your own, tailored ‘business toolkit’ to use as you take your enterprise forwards. Supported by your new network of business experts and peers, you can also access new ‘routes to market’, hot-desking and office space through the facilities offered at the Women’s Enterprise Hub.

“This will be life changing!” – Asmah Bibi

Who should apply

To apply for the free Fuse programme, your enterprise idea should be a start-up or have traded for less than 6 months, be led by women and based in the Birmingham area.

Our next Fuse programme will be run in 2017 and to apply you will need to provide us with a short video explaining your enterprise idea and complete a simple application form.

Please watch this page for Fuse updates on when applications will open, or register your interest with us by email.

The Fuse programme is delivered at the Women’s Enterprise  Hub, 249 Ladypool Road, Birmingham B12 8LF in 9 half-day modules delivered monthly. The Fuse programme is supported by Nat West plc, Unity Trust Bank, iSE.