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Starting up 101

Just thinking of starting up, here are some useful resources to help you on your way.

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Business Planning

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” Take a look at these resources designed to help you plan to start your business.

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Marketing Toolkit

“If you build it they will come” is not the reality.Every business needs an effective marketing strategy.

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Books & Podcasts BSEENers Love

Each BSEEN bootcamp has compiled a list of their favourite resources to share with you.

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Legals & Intellectual Property

Legal and intellectual property support and inspiration for your new business.

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Finances & Funding

Help with financing issues and finding out about different funding options open to you.

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Freelancing

A range of different resources available to help freelancers be successful.

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Pitching

Hints and tips on crafting your perfect pitch, incorporating storytelling effectively.

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Startup Competitions

There’s a raft of startup competitions out there for you to enter and if successfull gain seed funding and mentorship for your new business.

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Social Enterprise?

Many more people want to start a business with a social mission. Find out more from these useful resources.

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Networking

Networking is essential to find customers, co-founders, team members, investors etc. Find out how and where here.

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Entrepreneurship in Birmingham

Birmingham has a vibrant and growing startup community and lots of supporting organisations to help you.

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Female Entrepreneurs

Female founders are often in the minority so these tools and resources are here to help you support each other.

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“I learned a lot from the real life examples, as well as the chance to speak out more and gain confidence”

“I loved how the trainers inspired us to think differently”

We also welcome alumni back to the bootcamp to share their experiences with you – the perfect opportunity to quiz entrepreneur a little further ahead than you on the challenges they’ve faced and the lessons they’ve learned.

At previous bootcamps, we’ve also held sessions on Mentoring, Legals and Intellectual Property.

Our Impact

590
Businesses Started with BSEEN Support
94%
Participants who would recommend BSEEN to other aspiring entrepreneurs
738
Individuals have taken part in a BSEEN bootcamp
80%
Participant who consider themselves more enterprising after taking part in BSEEN