Supporting the Unsung Hero Programme

Supporting the Unsung Hero is a complete business start-up training and mentoring programme consisting of three key stages:


Introduction to Self-Employment
Open to all the Armed Forces Community, this introduction to self-employment is a 1.5hr webinar covering the key areas you need to consider when taking the first steps on your business journey. Further details will also be given about joining stage 2 of the Supporting the Unsung Hero programme.


Four Day Business Start-Up Course
*Please note, you will need to have attended stage one before you can start stage two of the Supporting the Unsung Hero programme.

The course is taught by qualified and experienced business advisers from the Black Country Chamber of Commerce. The four day course is split over two months and will give you all the knowledge and tools required to start a business. Content covered includes:

  • Market Research
  • Law & Legislation
  • Cash Flow & Profit
  • Balance Sheets
  • Financial Forecasting
  • Keeping Records
  • Tax, National Insurance & VAT
  • Cash Flow & Profit
  • Balance Sheets
  • Break-even


Mentoring Programme
Following completion of the four day training course you will be assigned a dedicated business mentor to help you and your business grow.. The mentoring sessions have been designed to support you through the process of starting and maintaining a business.

The individual mentoring sessions will work around your timeline whether it's weekly or monthly, we are here to help and can be delivered over the telephone or on-line or even face to face.

Additional Ongoing Support:

  • Business law webinars in association with law firm, Harris Clark Rickerby’s (Gold ERS holders)
  • Peer to peer networking via a closed Facebook page.
  • Peer webinars delivered from SUH Alumni
  • SUH Ambassador Network

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So, if you are considering starting up in business or wish to learn more about self-employment register for your FREE training place and join a unique and friendly business community. 


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