SME Business growth support

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BCU Advantage is the SME business support service from Birmingham City University.

It’s helps small and midsized enterprises from all sectors start, grow and innovate with access to networking and business events, business strategy workshops, expert and specialist guidance, and regularly refreshed business support blogs, content and podcasts.

BCU Advantage can help you if you are an entrepreneur looking for guidance and support to launch your new business idea or business start-up, by introducing you to STEAMhouse Business Incubator or BSEEN.

You can find business growth activities, and opportunities such as bespoke Business Analysis and part-funded comprehensive management programmesif you are a small company looking to develop and expand.

For larger, more established business looking for support to deliver research and development activities, a R & D Partnership or Knowledge Transfer Partnership with the experts and specialists here at BCU, a university with its history deep rooted within industry and commerce, could offer the business support you need.

And, if its help recruiting new skills and talent for your business, you could post your job ad on the BCU Jobs Board, or partner with our team if you’d prefer an account managed business support service to recruit work-ready graduate talent for you.

We have also recently gained accreditation for innovation, from the Institute of Innovation and Knowledge Exchange (IKE). IKE Institute’s work is guided by the Innovation Council, which brings together senior business leaders representing different economic sectors, including Rolls-Royce, GSK, Balfour Beatty Vinci and the BBC.

This will inform our curriculum moving forward and will see us provide engaging, informative courses and workshops that will help businesses grow and develop their brands, staying ahead of the competition. 

Whatever your business support needs, BCU Advantage can connect you to knowledge, skills and facilities to help you achieve your business goals. 

BCU Advantage business support solutions are collaborations with Birmingham City University academics, business specialists and recruitment professionals, as well as partner organisations and funding bodies.

We look forward to supporting you.

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Interested in SME business growth and support?

If you would like to know more about BCU Advantage's services, please click the button below to visit our dedicated business support website.