Relight Newsletter Issue 10

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Relight Business Support

    Newsletter issue:  10      

Relight Business Support Programme

* 12 months free membership of the FSB or Chamber * Free Consultant led Digital Review and Financial Review * Up to £5,000 grant support to grow the business *


City of Wolverhampton Council are now recruiting to cohort 5 of the Relight Business Programme, a Programme which has benefited 100 businesses already since the beginning of the year.

The fully funded Programme offers

  • A Strategic Business Review which addresses the challenges and opportunities facing the business
  • A consultant led Digital and Financial Review
  • 12 months membership of either the Federation of Small Business or the Black Country Chamber of Commerce
  • An opportunity to apply for a 100% grant, up to £5,000, to support investment needs identified in the Reviews

The Programme is focused on Wolverhampton small and micro businesses, and sole traders who have been trading for at least 6 months – and anyone interested can apply via


Further details of Wolverhampton support can found at

Young Entrepreneurs are invited to kick-start their business

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Young business brains can share their promising products with hundreds of shoppers thanks to a free opportunity organised by City of Wolverhampton Council.

As part of the national Young Traders Market programme, entrepreneurs aged between 16 and 30 can take advantage of special events being run throughout July.

Anyone taking part can have a stall for free at our popular markets as well as taking the chance to enter a national young traders competition, run by the National Market Traders Federation (NMTF).

The young trader events will be held on

Saturday 17 July at Bilston Indoor and Outdoor Market,

Saturday 24 July at City Centre Market and

Saturday 31 July at Wednesfield Market.

They offer a great opportunity to help kickstart or grow a business, and young traders will benefit from meeting existing customers on the most popular days for the three markets.

To provide ongoing support, the council is also offering a new package for young traders. The package includes teaming up with a mentor who has market trading experience, access to business support, four weeks free rent, discounted rent periods and enrolment onto the Prince’s Trust Enterprise Programme.

For information on how to get a stall for the July events, please contact

 Finding an International Audience on Linkedin

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Join webinar on Tuesday 20th July 10 - 11 am click here to register

LinkedIn is the international social media platform for business and has become the go-to place to grow your network and seek out new opportunities all over the world. But with so many users and never-ending amounts of content already on the platform, how can your business stand out?

In this webinar hosted by Ed Goodman, Partner & Social Media Trainer at SocialB you will learn about the benefits of LinkedIn, how to build a presence effectively and identify opportunities to grow the business internationally.

Click here to register.