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Virgin StartUp loans Midlands

VIRGIN START UP IS DELIVERED BY BUSINESS ENTERPRISE SUPPORT ACROSS THE MIDLANDS

Business Enterprise Support Ltd (BES) have been delivering start up support to entrepreneurs across The Midlands for the past 30 years. BES are passionate about enterprise and our team of Enterprise Coaches will work with you to develop your idea into a robust business plan. BES will also be able to help you with your Virgin StartUp Loan application to help you access funding to get you started.

READY TO APPLY FOR A VIRGIN STARTUP LOAN?

To get the ball rolling with your application, we need to a few details about you and your proposed business, but before you get started there are a few things to check:

ARE YOU ELIGIBLE?

  • Are you at least 18 years old?
  • Have you developed a business idea?
  • Will your business be based in the UK?
  • Are you a UK resident?
  • Has your business been trading for less than 2 years?
  • Have you got the following information to hand?
  • National insurance number
  • Bank details (sort code and account number)
  • Address details (if you have lived at your current address for less than 3 years, you will need your previous address too)

All set? Click here to get started.

VIRGIN STARTUP / BES SUCCESS STORIES

Paul’s Doors – www.paulsgaragedoors.co.uk

After working in the construction industry for 3 ½ years, Paul Barnes was made redundant.  With support from BES and a £7,000 Start Up Loan from Virgin StartUp, Paul was able to turn this in to an opportunity. Using his list of previous contacts Paul created his own business supplying and installing garage doors.

WHAT SUPPORT DO BES PROVIDE?

BES’ team of experienced Coaches will work with you on a one-to-one basis to understand your idea and help you formulate a business plan and supporting financial forecasts. They will help you navigate your way through the planning stage breaking the business plan down into manageable chunks. As well as being a delivery partner for Virgin StartUp, BES also offers a number of other support initiatives:

  • Enterprise Coaching

BES have a team of Enterprise Coaches across The Midlands who are on hand to offer support to anyone looking to become self-employed. The Coach will take time to understand your idea and what you hope to gain from starting your own business. They will support you on a one-to-one basis as well as providing a series of group workshops which cover the fundamentals of a business plan. On a monthly basis they also hold introductory networking sessions, “BES Buddies” to help you practise your networking skills.

  • Masterclasses

A series of half day, group sessions on specialist topics such as Social Media, HR and Sales Techniques. Each session is run by an expert in the field and the aim is to improve your knowledge in key business areas.

  • BES Entrepreneurs Club

A membership scheme aimed at supporting anyone interested in self-employment whether you’re just at the ideas stage or are already trading. Membership costs as little as £10 per month and includes a regular newsletter full of hints and tip and all the latest news around self-employment. You can also access FREE Masterclasses and get discounts to our networking sessions.

HOW TO GET IN TOUCH

Telephone: 0845 678 7826

Email: info@enterprisesupport.org

Website: www.enterprisesupport.org

Twitter: @beslimited

Facebook: Business Enterprise Support 

Enterprise Coaching

At the heart of our service are our team of experienced Enterprise Coaches. They’re not here to tell you what to do; they’re here to listen to your idea and help you turn it into a viable business. All our team have experience of either running their own business or have worked in the enterprise arena for many years. Visit our “Meet The Team” page to learn more about them.

The Coaches can provide one-to-one coaching either face-to-face or via virtual support.

Call us today on 01782 827 536 to find out how they could help you

Networking

We know networking is a great way of building contacts for your business but we also understand it can be a daunting prospect. We hold regular networking events across the region which is designed to help you learn the art of networking so you can start to develop and grow your business further.

Visit our events page to find out when our next session is being held.

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