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Business Analysis
tools and support

Are you a business start up or early stage small business looking for free business support and guidance to help you develop and grow?

Birmingham City University’s online business analysis tool and growth support will help you identify key areas of development, diversification and expansion for your company and give you the insight needed to develop your growth strategy.

You’ll also receive one to one consultancy from our Business Growth Advisors.

HOW WILL Business Analysis (Non-Creative) BENEFIT ME?

Eligible businesses will receive:

  • Access to our online business analysis tool to discover your company’s potential and identify your growth risks and opportunities
  • Telephone support (if requested) to guide you through the completion of the online Business Analysis tool questions
  • A personalised business analysis report detailing the results of your online business analysis
  • A one to one business growth consultancy session to discuss your business analysis results and build your personalised growth support plan
  • A place on our two-day ‘Enterprise for Success’ workshop designed in partnership with successful business leaders and entrepreneurs. You’ll work with a broad range of activities to help you achieve growth from strategy development to preparing your product or service for market
  • Guidance from BCU’s Business Growth Advisors.

Is Business Analysis
(Non-Creative) right for you?

You could be a business start up needing help to build your business growth strategy through business analysis techniques and attending growth workshops.

You might be an early stage small business looking for a business analysis tool and support to help you identify your strengths, weaknesses and opportunities to achieve your growth potential.

Whatever your need or reason for support, our Business Analysis (Non-Creative) tool and support activities are available to eligible businesses outside of the Creative Industries.

How much will it cost me?

Our Business Analysis (Non-Creative) support will not cost eligible companies a penny.

It is free of charge to early stage small businesses and start ups (outside of the Creative Industries) that are located within the GBSLEP area.

How can I get free Business Analysis and support?

If you’re a business start up or early stage small business (outside of the Creative Industries) located within the GBSLEP area, we invite you to enquire about free Business Analysis (Non-Creative).

We will also give you direct access to our online Business Analysis tool (and, if requested, schedule question completion support by telephone).

Please send us an enquiry and we will contact you to discuss how we can help.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Business Analysis?

Business analysis helps businesses in every sector do business better. 

As a research discipline, business analysis enables companies to identify their business needs and find specific solutions to business challenges and opportunities.

An organisation looking for ways to improve products, services, processes, profitability and efficiency, or opportunities for growth, often finds the knowledge and guidance it needs through business analysis tools and support activities.

Is this service free of charge?

Yes, there is no charge for SMEs located within the GBSLEP region.

This service is delivered in partnership with Enterprise for Success and Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council and part funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

Am I eligible to use this service?

If you are a small to medium sized business (SME) in the creative sector, and you are located within the GBSLEP region, then we welcome your application.

How long will I receive support for?

The duration of support is dependent on your needs.

We will review your application and work with you to develop a working timescale to help you achieve your ambitions.

Where are you located?

If you are eligible for support, your account manager will work with you at either one of Birmingham City University’s campuses, your business location, or the Enterprise for Success headquarters located in North Solihull.

What is “GBSLEP” and is my business within this region?

“GBSLEP” stands for the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership. As well as Birmingham and Solihull, the region covers Lichfield, Cannock Chase, Wyre Valley, East Staffordshire, Redditch and more.

To determine if you fall within the GBSLEP region, please Click Here.

I’ve made an enquiry, what next?

A member of the Business Analysis (Non-Creative) team will review your enquiry and be in touch shortly.