Whether you have started trading or still toying with the thought of being your own boss, our unique approach aims to provide you with specialist support tailored to suit you and your business needs.

Through our flexible, local and free support you will have access to:

·                 Locally delivered personal & business workshops

·                 Peer-to-peer networking groups

·                 Access to start-up and business finance

How can CWRT’s business support services work for YOU?

Starting A Business

The “JumpStart” project, part-funded by Warwickshire County Council, is available for individuals who have never thought of starting a business before or those who have many ideas but don’t know what to do next. Through our support, individuals will have access to a variety of business workshops, specifically designed and delivered by award winning business trainers to help give an insight into self-employment and whether starting up a business is for them.

Workshop topics will include:

·         Personal Development,

·         Exploring Being Your Own Boss,

·         Business Planning,

·         Cashflow and Financial Planning,

·         and Social Media.

Workshops are ran from a range of accessible community venues across Warwickshire* in a comfortable, relaxed and informal environment.

So, if you are interested in exploring being your own boss and are based in Warwickshire, then why not give us a call to find out when the next workshop is near you!

“the friendly and caring environment really improved My confidence and business knowledge”

*the support is only available to residents of certain wards in Warwickshire

Existing Businesses

Creative Springboard, is designed and developed by CWRT, and part funded by the European Regional Development Fund, forming part of the CW Business:Start, Grow and Scale Programme. It is an exclusive and bespoke programme that offers freelancers and businesses trading under 2 years from the creative sector specifically tailored workshops and networking opportunities to enhance their business foundations to prepare for growth, build on their personal & business skills and become more digital.

The key aspect to this project is offering you hands-on support with a practical approach throughout the vulnerable early stages developing a creative business.

Creative Springboard is run in cohorts 4 times a year and delivered over 5 days and briefly compromises of the following:

5 x Training Workshops · Day 1: Personal Development

· Day 2: Marketing & Business Planning

· Day 3: Branding & DigitalMarketing

· Day 4: Social Media

· Day 5: Financial Management & Investment Readiness
3 x 1-2-1 sessions with Focus Digital Coventry University Enterprises Business Solutions are offering you an extra 12 hours of one to one support for your business to help with the foundation of your brand, your social media, and digital marketing.
Masterclasses and Networking events Part of being a participant of the Creative Springboard programme, you will join our exclusive ‘creative & digital’ community – joining our ‘meet-up’ group made up of those who
have attended our Creative Warwickshire programme and industry experts – we meet every 2 months to share experiences and business opportunities, to network, to collaborate etc.

Plus, you will have FREE access to our quarterly Masterclasses & Networking events – we host a series of events with different topics and guest speakers which will also be open to the general public. The classes will feature inspirational talks from key leaders from across the UK.

If you’re a creative business based in Warwickshire and interested in developing your business with our unique support, then get in touch to find out when the next cohort is running.

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