Enterprise Support

What is Enterprise Coaching?

Enterprise coaching is similar to sports coaching, in that it is designed to help you be the best you can be in your field. It should be something you find challenging yet encouraging and should help you develop the confidence to move forward with your ideas.

Though 1-to-1 discussions (over Zoom, the phone, email or in person – when we can) you could develop a business idea from a thought into reality, or you may find the confidence to overcome a current challenge you are facing with your existing business or find a new way approaching things and some new contacts.

The coaching service is free of charge to anyone living or working in a BD5 postcode area as Jonathan Smith, our experienced Enterprise Coach, is full funded by Bradford Trident.

Our Enterprise Development Offer

Despite the coronavirus challenges we are still here to bring business to life and we’ll do what we can to support you. Wherever you are on your business development journey.

If you have a potential business idea but are not sure what to do next, or need a critical friend to help explore self-employment our skilled, professional team are on hand.

The service is totally confidential and free to anyone living or working in the BD5 postcode area and can assist with all aspects of your business planning, such as:

  • strategic planning
  • marketing (and digital)
  • finance
  • human resources
  • business development
  • operations

We have a wealth of experience and resources to help you test and develop your business ideas. From initial concept through to business launch and that challenging first year, we can be by your side all the way.

If we don’t have the answer we’re confident we can put you in touch with someone who does, as we have great links across the area.

Even with all that’s around right now it’s a small world brimming with opportunities, we’re here to help you make the most of them. get in touch and we’ll do our best to help in whatever way we can.

Email: Jon@bradfordtrident.co.uk

Learn new skills or brush up on existing ones for FREE!

There is no better time than now to fine tune some of your business skills, which may help you to adapt in what has become an even more challenging marketplace. An internet search may well bring up a range of FREE on-line courses and information, though here are a few we feel are particularly worth looking into:

Bradford Microbusiness Support: To help small businesses on the high street (leisure, hospitality & leisure). This website helps to navigate through current Covid restrictions and offers suggestions on how to adapt and adjust to be more resilient and stronger. ‘Bradford Microbusiness Support’ link

Amazon and Enterprise Nation: Through our Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership Amazon and Enterprise Nation are offering free online training for new and existing small businesses, to help them start-up or scale-up. This covers many topics, from finding a business idea, marketing on social media, selling on Amazon, creating websites , and more. ‘Amazon and Enterprise Nation’ link

The Skills Toolkit: On this government site you will find a range of interesting learning opportunities at all sorts of different levels.  ‘Skills Toolkit’ link 

National Careers Service: If you self employment isn’t right for you now and you’d like to fine tune some of your job seeking skills you may well find these excellent courses offered on Eventbrite by the National Careers Service really helpful.

Coronavirus links for businesses

Bradford Council’s Invest in Bradford team can help with guidance and support with all aspects of  grant funding. Email: info@investinbradford.com, or call 01274 437727.

For local advice visit Bradford Council’s Covid-19 business support page.

For national guidance visit the UK Government website.

When we do eventually get to the other side of this please be assured you will be very welcome to book an appointment to call in to talk things through but for now just drop an email and we’ll call you back. The type of things we’re here to help with include, how to get things going again, business planning/refocussing, having difficult conversations with landlords and banks, to talk through ways that technology might help drive further efficiencies or plan and launch a totally new businesses, etc.

We’re here to support our enterprising community and hope to be chatting safely face to face again soon. For now email: Jon@bradfordtrident.co.uk and let’s explore your business ideas.

Stay alert and keep safe.