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 fact that the coronavirus challenges will be with us for a while longer, 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 the Trident Enterprise Support and Development team are here to help.

If you feel you might have a 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 to offer a reflective perspective.

The service is totally confidential and free* 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 testing 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 the challenges around right now it’s a small world brimming with opportunities, we’re here to help you make the most of them. Contact us today, we’ll do our best to help in whatever way we can.

Email: Jon@bradfordtrident.co.uk

*subject to eligibility (though enterprise coaching is always free for anyone living or working in the BD5 postcode area).

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

National Careers Service Yorkshire

Coronavirus Support/Information

Obviously we are in unusual and challenging times, both personally and professionally. The government seems to be tying to minimise the financial burden that the Coronavirus restrictions are placing on us all though it does still feel like many self-employed people are falling through the gaps. Ever-changing legislation is continually being introduced but once this is over there is going to be a massive economic hangover that we will all face. We want to assure our community that Bradford Trident will do all we can to support local business people as they adapt to the ‘new norms’, whatever they may be.

To stay connected with the support available to businesses here in Bradford follow this Coronavirus Support for Business link and sign up for the updates – you can unsubscribe from this at any time.

We are maintaining our Enterprise Support service remotely, so pease feel welcome to e-mail me, Jonathan: jon@bradfordtrident.co.uk and I will do what I can to help.

Here is the GOV.UK link relating to business that you may find helpful, there will be a range of other information available if you do a ‘Google Search’ but this is the one that carries the most up to date and reliable information.

COVID-19: guidance for employees, employers and businesses

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 are here to support our enterprising community and we hope we’re chatting safely face to face again soon.

Stay alert and keep safe.