Startup toolkit

Time for a new start...up?

Have you spotted a gap in the market that a new business could fill?

If you have a great business idea and you’re ready to start your own company, this toolkit will provide all information, help and support you need to get started.

Sometimes it feels like it’s never the right time to start a businesses, but some of the most successful companies in the world were founded during tough economic times. Seize the opportunity, and begin your startup journey today.

Business Startup


How to write a business plan

Download free business plan templates and find help and advice on how to write your business plan on

Two minutes with...

Colin Bell, Business Growth Director at the North East LEP, gives advice for anyone about to start their own business

Real business story

Christopher Owens launched his photography business after being made redundant

Startup funding

Access funding for your startup

Business support

Find a range of business support for your startup

The Synergy Hub at Newcastle College

Where business and education meet