SmartStart Programme

SmartStart Business Start-up Support Programme

Have you always dreamed of starting your own business but don’t know where to go for simple practical advice? Or are you thinking of starting your own business and don’t know where to begin?

At BBIC we have developed a programme that will help you on your way to deciding if starting a business is really for you!

SmartStart is a free business start up programme which has been designed to support potential entrepreneurs who are looking to establish their own business in Barnsley.

BBIC business coaches will be available to help support you and your business by offering valuable one-to-one advice in those initial start up stages, as well as providing ongoing business coaching in areas including Sales, Marketing and Finance.

Participants on the programme will benefit from:

  • An initial session with a specialist start up coach
  • Access to a series of business development workshops covering topics such as:
    • Business Essentials
    • Creating a Successful Business
    • Promoting Your Business
    • Money Matters
    • Effective Selling
  • Business surgery with a specialist start up coach to discuss your action plan and next steps

SmartStart will provide you with the ‘know how’ to start your business and to decide whether it is right for you.  We are here to help so take the first steps to a new and exciting future today. Enquire now!

The SmartStart programme is managed by BBIC, supported by Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council and part funded by the European Union through the Development Fund, Yorkshire & Humber ERDF programme 2007/13.