Business Northumberland

Delivered by Advance Northumberland

Business Northumberland works with you and your business to help you begin, continue and advance with your business online. They work with industry experts to support micro, small and medium enterprises across the North East to help businesses build and sustain a successful online presence.

As well as their digitally focused workshops, they also offers a wider scope of services:

  • Expert one to one business advice and support
  • Networking events across Northumberland
  • Online learning through an interactive portal
  • Guidance on available funding and support writing funding applications
  • Online learning through an interactive portal
  • Growth business coaching and consulting

What support is available?

Their fully funded support package for eligible small and medium businesses include:

Digital workshops

Digital workshops to help your business break down barriers online by selling online, engaging with customers and tapping into new markets.

Covering these subjects:

  • Social Media
  • eCommerce
  • Websites
  • Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
  • Social Media
  • Microsoft Office
  • Digital Marketing

One-to-one business support

Get one-to-one business support from specialist Business Advisers who will arrange a call with you to help you navigate your way through the support getting you on the right courses and facilitating referrals to other support services.

Online learning portal

Access to a pioneering online learning portal where business support is delivered online; meaning support can be accessed anywhere at any time. The online learning is bespoke to your learning needs, allowing you to learn what you want at your own pace.

Topics covered include:

  • Finance for Business
  • Growing your existing business and entering new markets
  • Leadership and Management
  • Employment and Skills
  • Websites and e-commerce
  • Social Media Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
  • Digital Marketing
  • Assessing Business Growth
  • How to guides
  • Instructional videos

Am I eligible?

In order to access our full support programme, companies must fulfil the following eligibility criteria:

  • Small to Medium Sized Enterprise of up to 250 employees
  • Have either an annual turnover not exceeding 50 million euro. OR an annual balance sheet total not exceeding 43 million euro.
  • Located in Northumberland or within the wider North East LEP region (Newcastle, North Tyneside, South Tyneside, Gateshead and Sunderland) excluding Durham.
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