Marla Nelson from the RWEU
said the four-day workshops will develop motivational and business skills.
Michelle Grindley, head of outreach and training at RWEU
, and Balvinder Dhanjal, who runs her own interpreting service B Your Voice, are running the course in partnership with Working Actively To Change Hillfields (WATCH).
will bring together the two flagship organisations already operating in the West Midlands, with other excellent women's business support initiatives, to provide a comprehensive service built on best practice which will be available to all women in the region."
She said: "The RWEU gave me the confidence I needed when setting up my own business.
Jane Hill, from RWEU, said: "Alison found our regular meetings helped to keep her focused on her aims and the structure of her company and she now has a solid foundation in place to continue taking her business forward."
The Women's Business Development Agency is part of the newly launched Regional Women's Enterprise Unit (RWEU
) and is part funded by regional development agency Advantage West Midlands, the DTI's Small Business Service, and the European Social Fund.
is being delivered by the region's two leading women's business support groups, Shropshire-based Women in Rural Enterprise (WiRE) and Coventry-based Women's Business Development Agency.
will aim to improve levels of female entrepreneurial activity in the West Midlands which are currently among the worst in the UK.
"We will be working hard to support the RWEU
in tackling the challenge."