The Midlands office of national audit, tax, advisory and risk firm Crowe has teamed up with The Black Country Growth Hub to provide financial support and assistance to a range of small businesses across Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton.
The advice will be targeted at micro-businesses, new start-ups and sole traders across the Black Country area.
Jaspal Sohal, director of The Black Country Growth Hub, said: “We are looking to support these businesses in the current climate by providing quality advice and assistance where they need it.
“Initially, 18 separate businesses will be supported.”
Johnathan Dudley, midlands managing partner at Crowe, said: “We are excited about our new partnership with The Black Country Growth Hub.
“It’s aimed at giving new and fledgling businesses the best start and we will be looking to help them establish the right environment for their success.
“Start-ups and small businesses are vital to the UK’s economic bounce back. They are often able to move faster and are more flexible than many larger companies, and so can innovate and take advantage of opportunities as they occur.”
Crowe will be offering a wide range of services depending on the client’s requirements and needs, including initial advice on book-keeping, systems and software.
Dudley added: “We can help with HMRC registration and preparation of year end accounts for both sole trader and limited companies, plus Self-Assessment and Corporation Tax returns.
“But more than anything we are an ear at the end of the phone able to offer ad hoc advice on a wide range of business issues that start-ups and young businesses face in their first few years.”
To access the services of The Black Country Growth Hub, go to https://www.bcgrowthhub.com/