A series of workshops are being held in Dudley to help budding entrepreneurs kickstart their small businesses.

The programme, funded by government grants through its Levelling Up agenda, consists of two-day workshops designed to stimulate community economies.

The free events, open to up to 16 participants per session, are being arranged by Dudley Council.


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Bridgnorth-based business consultancy firm, Good2Great, is collaborating with the council to organise the workshops.

Eddie Allan, of Good2Great, said: "This is a great opportunity for people to develop their business ideas and receive a range of help and support from ourselves and partner agencies.

"We will be running the workshops in several locations in Dudley borough over the next 12 months."

Mr Allan added: "Once completed, people can access up to three one-to-one support sessions with our experienced business advisors, all of whom have a range of expertise and experience."

The council's deputy leader, Councillor Paul Bradley, said: "The Start Up Dudley programme is a fantastic opportunity for people in the borough who want to launch their own business but need help and advice to take those important first steps.

"There are only a limited number of spaces, so I would urge people to get in quickly if this is something that is of interest to them."

The scheme kicked off with workshops in Dudley town centre at the start of 2024.

The following events are set to take place in Stourbridge, being held at the Talbot Hotel on Tuesday 12 and Wednesday, March 13.

Besides the physical workshops, digital courses are accessible via live modular sessions three times a week.

Interested aspiring entrepreneurs can contact Tamsin Preece on 01746 330730 or start@good-2-great.co.uk to participate.

Details about the event are available on the Good2Great website (start@good-2- great.co.uk).