Small Business Advice

Business Coaching

Do you want to set up a business?

If you have ideas and motivation, our qualified business coaches can give you guidance and support to help you develop your project. Coaching could give your business idea the edge it needs to be a success.

Business coaching can be provided to anyone who is looking to start up a new business, or already has an existing business and need some help with it. Here’s what to expect:

  • One hour sessions with an expert Business Coach
  • Meetings at MRC office or via phone or  Skype, to help you work on your business plan.
  • At a time convenient for you, either fortnightly or monthly.
  • Working in between coaching sessions. You will need to prepare in advance of the coaching meetings to make sure you get the most out of the time with your Business Coach. The Business Coach may well invite you to do further work between meetings (e.g. writing business plans or doing market research) as part of the agreed actions and in preparation for the next meeting.

For more information or to make a booking please contact Stefani: stefani.tasheva@migrants.org.uk 0203 7354 9631

Business Workshops

MRC offers services designed to support migrant entrepreneurs start and grow their business. Workshops are offered on starting a business, financial management, sales & marketing, and other topics. And migrant business owners can be paired with experienced mentors from the business community.

MRC is a partner in Google’s Digital Garage project, a multi-million-pound initiative to help 200,000 British businesses learn digital skills and grow faster. The programme helps companies develop their digital presence – from attracting visitors to their website or social media page, to growing their customer base and increasing sales.

MRC also partners with miHUB, the UK’s first co-working space and business hub dedicated to supporting migrant entrepreneurs. miHUB hosts networking events, small business fairs and training workshops. Their Migrant Business Accelerator (MBA) program is a business training programme for migrants who want to start or grow their businesses. During 16 workshops over 6 months MBA provides participants with a network of fantastic entrepreneurs who are ambitious and keen to help each other grow their businesses. Participants trade 7% of equity in exchange for being in the programme.