This is just an initial checklist which we hope will be valuable in helping you clarify your thinking and help you to prioritize some activities in your start-up planning.
One of our philosophies is there are no mysteries in business or in life; there’s just information you don’t know yet.
By joining SPARK, you will be inducted into a community of likeminded individuals. We know you will need time to develop your business, so we provide a variety of space options and business support to help cut the time it will take you to successfully get to your ultimate destination – wherever that may be for you and your business.
Whether you are a sole trader or a part of a team or thinking of setting up for the first time – SPARK team and its partners will support you in taking the next steps in business.
As a resident member of SPARK, you will have access to business tailored workshops, and training. You will have the opportunity to attend workshops covering start-up finance, marketing, employment and investment. You will be actively encouraged to attend clinics run by our partners such as the Growth Hub, Black Country Chamber of Commerce, Business Solutions, and others, and where appropriate encouraged to participate in showcasing opportunities and investment days.
You will be provided with access to our mentors, advisors and support services, which can help you to build a robust action plan and accelerate the development of your idea or business into a commercial enterprise.
Crucially you will also be introduced to your fellow SPARKIES!
SPARK will provide you with as many opportunities as we can but it’s up to you to take them and capitalise on them. SPARK’s goal is to help you grow your business as our mission is to retain creative and tech talent in the local area thus attracting investment to the Black Country, Staffordshire and The Marches.
For the different memberships of SPARK please click here.