Giving you a great start to follow your business dream

Have you thought about turning a hobby into a business, but that’s as far as it has gone?

We’ve provided a helping hand to thousands of people wanting to bring the dream of owning a business alive through mentoring, knowledge 1-2-1 support and workshops.

Whether you are ready to make the change to self employment or have spotted an opportunity and want to create something special, we speak to hundreds of people that are thinking of starting their own business and after we’ve had a quick chat with you, we develop a tailored support package to get you going.

Knowledge and know-how - workshops to help you work out what you need

Our regular workshops set you on the right path to take simple steps forward and range from business planning, forecasting, and finance to marketing and sales.

Interactive and friendly, with a touch of fun, these workshops are a great way of meeting like-minded people where you can share experience and discover best practice. Currently hosted on zoom – it’s a simple and quick way of getting the know-how without the nuisance.

Current workshops

Workshop Information
Plan for Success Understand the fundamentals of business and what you need to do to get going.
Understanding Finance Understand the importance of managing your finance and we’ll give you tools to make the most of your money.
The Magic of Marketing Understanding the basic principles of marketing to help you build your business.
Dive into Digital Get to grips with all things digital and how it can help you find your customers.

You can attend these workshops in any order and are often tailored to your availability and needs. Frequent repeat sessions mean that you don’t miss out and it’s a great way of meeting like-minded people facing similar new chapters in their life.

Want to find out more?

Join us and others in similar situations - it’s a great opportunity to share knowledge and learn from our start-up experts.

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We are a Delivery Partner within the Enterprise Support in the North East 2 project. This is a business start up project being delivered across Northumberland, Tyne and Wear and County Durham to assist potential entrepreneurs to become enterprise ready and ultimately self-employed. This is part funded by European Regional Development Fund.


Register your business as an NBSL provider and stay up to date with the latest funding information.

If you provide business support services like marketing, business planning, human resources or financial planning find out how you could register with us to offer a grant of up to £3200 to your clients for work that you do for them.

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Our Programmes

From start up to growth.

Our unique support programmes can provide help no matter what stage your business is at.