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The Business Factory - Start-up Support

Delivered by The Business Factory

Our team can help you take your first steps by exploring your abilities and look at the reality of starting a business. We can help you to find ideas and give you free support to turn your passions, interests and skills into a business. We are there to help you, regardless of age, background or circumstances, and you don’t even need to have a business idea!

Offering help to anyone wishing to start a business in North Tyneside consisting of:

• Appointment-based service at the North Tyneside Business Centre, Saville Street, North Shields

• Tailored confidential free advice with a start-up business advisor to help you take the first steps with self-employment

• One-to-one or group mentoring and coaching to explore self employment options in more detail

• Support and advice to access grants and loans.

• Access to the Business Factory Ideas Bank with nearly 500 ready to progress business ideas

• Weekly workshops, courses, qualifications and networking opportunities including an “Introduction to Self Employment” and exploring business opportunities such as social enterprise and on-line trading.

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