Business Support

Big Enterprise in Communities (BEiC) is a £6.6M initiative funded through the ERDF Investment Framework for Action Area 4.1 – to Stimulate Enterprise in Disadvantaged Communities and Under-Represented Groups. Social Enterprise North West is the lead agency for the project and through a delivery panel of organisations is working across eligible wards in Greater Merseyside to deliver business start up support to individuals, and business advice and support to Social Enterprises.

Staged Programme Delivery

➢ Stage One: (Pre) Pre-Start Up Awareness Raising Workshops (Community Engagement)

➢ Stage Two: Pre-Start Up Group-based Workshop Support & Action Planning

➢ Stage Three: Business Creation Start Up Assistance, including Business Planning

➢ Stage Four: Social Enterprise Intermediate Business Development Support

➢ Stage Five: Social Enterprise Intensive Support – Growth, Income & Diversification

If you are interested in receiving support through this Programme, either as an individual wishing to start a business or as an established Social Enterprise looking for some business support, then please contact one of our delivery organisations for further information.

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