Creative Industries Business Analysis

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Business Analysis
tools and support

Are you a medium or small business in the Creative Industries looking for growth?

Birmingham City University’s business analysis tools and support will enable you to understand your business challenges and growth opportunities better.

We will help you identify key areas for development, diversification and expansion and guide you through business support activities to help you achieve your growth goals.

Our Creative Industries Business Analysis is delivered in partnership with GBSLEP Growth Hub and supported by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

benefit from free business aNALYSIS and support

At no cost, eligible Creative Industries businesses will receive:
  • A dedicated Account Manager to guide you through our business analysis techniques, tools and growth activities
  • Access to our online business analysis tool to discover your company’s potential and identify your growth risks and opportunities
  • A personalised business analysis report detailing the results of your online questionnaire
  • One to one business consultancy to discuss your business analysis results and build your personalised growth support programme
  • Account Manager support, reviews, advice and guidance throughout your personalised growth support programme

Is Creative Industries Business Analysis
right for you?

You might be a small business in craft, gaming, fashion, design, music or immersive media looking for business analysis and one to one consultancy to help you build your business growth strategy.

You could be a mid-sized firm in advertising, arts & culture, publishing, TV & film, or architecture looking for business analysis techniques to identify your strengths, weaknesses and growth opportunities.

Whatever your discipline or reason for support, our Creative Industries Business Analysis and growth activities are free of charge to eligible businesses.

How can I get free
Creative Industries
business analysis?

If you are a Creative Industries mid-sized or small business located within the GBSLEP areawe invite you to enquire about Creative Industries Business Analysis.

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.

It is a research discipline that enables companies to identify their business needs and find solutions to business problems or challenges.

Companies looking for ways to improve processes, products, services, efficiency and profitability or find opportunities for growth often discover the advice and direction they need through business analysis activities.

Is this service free of charge?

Yes. This service is delivered in partnership with GBSLEP Growth Hub and supported by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and is free for SMEs located within the GBSLEP region.

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 Growth Hub headquarters located in Birmingham City Centre.

What is "GBSLEP" and how do I check if I live 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 Growth Hub team will review your enquiry and be in touch shortly.