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                                                              Starting a Business

Walsall Council's Employment Growth Team can offer advice and guidance to start-ups and pre-start-ups. It’s what we’re here for. We’ll also link you up with the right organisations to develop your business idea and begin trading.

You can use the form below to make an enquiry or email andrew.clayton@walsall.gov.uk to discuss business start-up support.


We’ll look at how to develop a brand and marketing strategy, developing a pipeline and attracting future business.


We’ll discuss how to attract investment, understand cash flow and various aspects of taxation.


We’ll make introductions to local hubs for innovation and assist with overcoming any compliance or regulatory issues and effective quality management.


We’ll ensure that you’re following correct health & safety requirements, help in understanding planning and business rates and assistance with recruitment and employment.

Use the form below to make an enquiry or call our Business Support Team on 01922 654468