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Business Support

E-Factor is dedicated to supporting local businesses, large and small with quality, professional and meaningful advice and guidance. Whether it is around a specific issue such as HR or Finance, or more general such as business growth or marketing, our qualified and experienced Business Advisors are on hand to help.

In addition E-Factor makes sure it connects businesses with funding opportunities, potential new business opportunities and of course with each other, making sure the local business community has every opportunity to thrive.

We have no tick boxes or set criteria. If you are in business and would value objective professional support or insight we would love to work with you. Give us a call on 01472 252780 or send an e mail to


Business Hive Club

The fastest growing business club in the area with a business membership of over 200, the Business Hive Club is certainly a club worth joining. Its members benefit from free business workshops, a monthly network meeting, invitations to business events, a host of resources on our ‘members only’ section of this website and of course, exclusive access to the wonderful members lounge and meeting rooms at the Business Hive building on Dudley Street. Come and join us!

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E-Factor ensures it keeps up to speed with all the finance and funding opportunities available to local businesses. Applying for grant funding and sourcing appropriate finance can be a minefield but our advisors know the way through and have already supported a number of local businesses in achieving essential grants and loan funds to help them grow their business. Email for more info or to make an appointment with one of our Business Advisors.


Winning Edge Workshops

Every month E-Factor, run a number of extremely useful business workshops covering such essential areas as Cash Flow, Marketing, HR, Winning Contracts, Using Social Media and many more. Run by experts in their field these 2 hour sessions are designed to give those who attend, the edge over their competitors and equip business owners and staff with the most up to date information and guidance. Click here to view the schedule of events for March and April or click here to view the events calendar for the coming months.