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Birmingham: A great city to Start and Build your Business

Birmingham is a great city and one I am extremely proud of, so if you’re not ready to hear the virtues of our great city, as a business owner, look away now!

Living and running your business in Birmingham now ,could not be at a better time. There are so many things for you to be proud, and taking advantage of, in Birmingham.

Business Grow Hub

We have a great Business Growth Hub headed up by Ian McLaughlin, Ian is really passionate about helping local business owners gain access to finance, connect with useful partnerships, gain advice and access to specialists in whatever field you need: international trade, employing staff, employer responsibilities – the list is endless. They are based in the city centre and expand as far as Solihull. So take a look at what they offer and make contact, find how they can help you and your business grow.

Birmingham, for its location, has always had really strong connections with the whole of the UK, being centrally located means we’re never far from anywhere. However, more recently seeing unprecedented transformation with Grand Central and other city centre spots has helped to bring to fruition a great statistic emerging from our lovely city – a 95% increase in new businesses. The most popular destination for startups outside of London. Use a Business Coach and you’ll see more and more of those startups surviving and thriving! How can you use this transformation to benefit your business?

Making Great Business Connections

A 2nd city like Birmingham not only has great travel connections, it also boasts incredible connections between local industry, colleges and businesses alike. With a huge number of networking opportunities for all and any businesses and their owners to share ideas, seek out new connections and uncover new business. Seek out a Birmingham venue and you will more than likely find a networking event that is happening there on one day or another. Seek and ye shall find! Make it a January goal to attend a new networking event in the city centre.

Birmingham: 3rd Happiest City

Birmingham has also just been ranked the best regional city for quality of life for the 3rd year running.

So, if you are considering a business startup in Birmingham, what other reasons are you hoping for in order to get yours off the ground? There’s no better time. And if you’re making plans for growth in your Birmingham business this year, then now is a great time to turn those goals into a tangible plan and why not use a business coach to make them a reality.


Clare Whalley celebrated 10 years in business in 2017. A great milestone to achieve. She graduated with an International degree in English and Education and went into corporate life to pursue a career outside of teaching. Successfully passing a rigorous graduate scheme into a blue chip company; working in several positions across team management, customer service and sales roles. A working trip to India helped her decide to resign, retrain and set up her own coaching and training business.

Clare now lives in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham with her two young children, Isabelle and James and her husband Rob.

Clare works with fellow business owners to help them create a business they love too. She uses strategies and tools which will help business owners get to the clients they love to work with, with more consistency and ease.

To find out more about my small business coaching programs click to download here or to have a chat with Clare to find out more about how coaching can help you and your business book in for a free one hour business strategy session