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Better Off In Business
This programme helps unemployed (or working less than 16hrs per week) young people aged 18-30 to explore and test their business ideas, write business plans and start their own businesses.
Business Factory - Start-up Support
Help to take your first steps by exploring your abilities and look at the reality of starting a business.
North Tyneside Council
Business Start-up Support
A wide range of start-up services to support you in starting your own business.
North East Business and Innovation Centre
Durham Ambitious Business Starts (DABS)
Durham Ambitious Business Start-ups (‘DABS’) is an ERDF-funded programme that helps high-quality start-ups in County Durham start trading and offers premium quality support during your critical first 12 months in busin
TEDCO Business Support Ltd
Enterprise Support in the North East 2
One to one mentoring, coaching, business planning and an extensive range of workshops covering all the essentials to starting a business.
North East Enterprise Agency Ltd (NEEAL)
The NatWest Entrepreneur Accelerator gives businesses like yours the power to start, scale and succeed.
High Potential Startups
Budding entrepreneurs in the region are being given the chance to turn their notepad doodle into the next Google with support from the North East Growth Hub’s new High Potential Startups programme.
North East Growth Hub
Social Enterprise Start-up Support
Specialist advice services for those who want to start a new social enterprise.
Start a Business
A specialist business adviser, office space and a place on it's business planning course to help grow your idea from concept to creation.
University of Sunderland
Support for graduates to start up a business and to build a network.
Durham Ambitious Business Start-Ups
Do you want to turn a great idea into a successful business? Have you started a business but need help putting your ambitious growth plans into action?
If you're based in County Durham, the DABS programme has been specificl
New Enterprise Allowance
Financial support and business guidance specifically designed for those currently in receipt of benefits wanting to startup their own business.
New Enterprise Allowance (NEA): start your own business
Do you have a good idea for a business?
NEA could give you money and support to help you start your own business. You need to be receiving certain benefits and have a business idea that could work.
Watch how Razan
Start Up Loans
The Startup Loans Company work with a national network of Delivery Partners who are based across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. In addition to helping applicants prepare their business plan and cash flow forec
Startup Loan Company
Festival of Female Entrepreneurs 2020
The Festival of Female Entrepreneurs brings together some of the UK's most influential female entrepreneurs, business leaders and brightest start-ups.
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Q&A: Taking a leap of faith
Setting up your own business can be scary at the best of times, but how about changing your entire career path?
24th November 2016
6 MINUTE READ
Meet me at the Barre
After fulfilling her dreams as a dancer in LA, Natalie brought her fitness business to Newcastle.
28th November 2016
12 MINUTE READ
How I funded my start-up business
David Copple of Shine shares how he financed his start-up business…
16th February 2017
8 MINUTE READ
My business journey: Liam Watson of Canny Milk
Liam Watson is the mastermind behind all-natural milkshake Canny Milk. He tells us more about his business journey
22nd February 2017
7 MINUTE READ
Six tips for starting a business on a shoestring
Starting a business doesn’t have to cost the earth!
21st March 2017
5 MINUTE READ
Saddling up for export success
Joe Mulcahy, director of Pedibal 3 in One Bikes, tells his story about turning a small home business to a global enterprise
31st May 2017
3 MINUTE READ
Infographic: 10 business plan mistakes to avoid
Thanks to Transmit Start-Ups for these top tips on creating your business plan
5th June 2017
4 MINUTE READ
Intellectual Property: What can Willy Wonka teach us?
There are different types of Intellectual Property (IP) available to creative people. Find out more.
13th February 2018
2 mins with Transmit Start-ups
Ian Straker, Operations Director at Transmit Start-Ups, explains the variety of support available to new businesses.
16th July 2018
2 MINUTE READ
Finding your niche with Transmit Consulting
Richard Myers, Commercial Director of Transmit Consulting, part of Transmit Group, talks about identifying gaps in the market
21st August 2018
2 mins with Teal
Richard Myers, Commercial Director of Teal, explains the variety of finance support available to businesses.
10th September 2018
Top Tips for Entrepreneurs
Ian Straker, Operations Director at Transmit Start-ups, shares his top tips for entrepreneurs.
17th October 2018
Top Tips for Franchising
Richard Myers, Commercial Director of Teal, shares his top tips for potential franchisers and franchisees.
1st November 2018
2 mins with Transmit Consulting
Damian Baetens discusses what makes Transmit Consulting different and how they can support you.
21st November 2018
We need to spread an entrepreneurial epidemic
Business Growth Director Colin Bell talks about increasing the density of scaleup businesses within the North East economy
13th May 2019
Leading business consultant and mentor joins LEP
One of the North East’s most experienced business consultants and mentors has joined the North East LEP.
18th September 2019
Getting started with market research
How can startups make use of market research?
29th July 2020
Real business story: Christopher Owens
North East based photographer Christopher Owens launched his business after being made redundant
Real business story: Bari Tea Brewery
Caroline Stewart is the Maître t’ at Bari Tea Brewery in Alnwick. Here she talks about setting up a business post-redundancy.
Real business story: Astute.Work
Sarah Waddington, managing director of Astute.Work explains how she launched her management, PR and marketing agency
Two minutes with... Colin Bell
Colin Bell, Business Growth Director at the North East LEP, gives some advice for people who are starting a business
Going solo and working the net
Dr Jane Anderson PhD on the benefits of networking for those who are starting a business.
Real business story: QuantuMDx
Jonathan O’Halloran, Founder and CEO of QuantuMDx, shares advice for other entrepreneurs
7th August 2020
Real business story: Elsie's Kitchen
A South Tyneside baker has opened the doors to her new shop.
Ask the expert: legal issues for startups
Find out about some of the legal issues that entrepreneurs might face when starting up a business
26th August 2020
How to write a killer business plan
Find out what potential investors are looking for in a startup business plan.
3rd September 2020
10 MINUTE READ
Understanding intellectual property
Wayne Bryant from RTC North explains what startups needs to know about intellectual property.
10th September 2020
Real business story: Jasper Kerr
Stephen Jasper explains how he decided to make the move from being employed to starting his own business.
18th September 2020
Intellectual property in brief
Aude Charillon from the Business & IP Centre Newcastle gives an introduction to intellectual property for entrepreneurs.
7th October 2020
North East entrepreneur invests in local talent
A budding bistro owner is reaping the benefits of investing in young, local talent.
8th October 2020
Adding value - in life and in businesses
Founder of Jackson Hogg explains why he chose to start his own business and what advice he’d offer to other entrepreneurs.
20th October 2020
A five-step process to perfecting your investment pitch
Estelle Blanks, Executive Director at Innovation SuperNetwork, gives some tips for perfecting your pitch to investors.
21st October 2020
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