Business Start-Up Advice

Looking to advance your business idea? 

There are various support mechanisms we have in place to help you, including:

COBRA Complete Business Reference Library

This one stop bank of resources enables you to explore business sectors, find business support and trade legally. Please note: You will need to use your University of Birmingham log in details to access this resource using the link below.

Programmes of support

If you have an idea and are ready to get started, please sign up to our start-up programme, Let's Get this Start-Up started or Freelancing Fridays sessions where we can answer all your questions and you can receive practical advice.

International support

If you are an international student, have a look at the process for applying to start your business in the UK

Practical business advice

If you have an idea you wish to discuss, either to get started or to grow, please book using the below link.

If you have any trouble booking an appointment or wish to discuss other ways we can support you, please email the B-Enterprising team at

For Graduates

We offer support for University of Birmingham graduates. If you would like to arrange a Business Start-Up Advice appointment, please email us directly at and we will be able to arrange a 30 minute appointment.


Professional Services