The advice to go online and visit www.supportwm.co.uk has come from Hari Rai, vice-chairman of the West Midlands Minority Ethnic Business Forum.
“At this time running a business is tough for people of whatever ethnicity and can be a very worrying and stressful exercise,” said Hari Rai.
“It is important for people to know that help and advice is available. It can help companies to survive the current downturn and prosper in the future.”
“The site is full of helpful information and signposts you to where practical advice and support is available.
Specific and very real issues covered by partners featured on the site include helping with cash flow, managing debts and access to finance.
The site also explains the work of the West Midlands Taskforce that has been set up to help businesses through the recession.
www.supportwm.co.uk is supported by Advantage West Midlands, the Learning and Skills Council, ACAS, Business Link and Jobcentre Plus.
The West Midlands Minority Ethnic Business Forum provides strategic advice to Advantage West Midlands and other partners on matters relating to minority ethnic entrepreneurship.