Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be your own boss?

Thought about turning a hobby into a business but that’s as far as it has gone? Come and talk to us here at NBSL in Ashington. We help people every year to turn their dreams into a reality with FREE advice and FREE workshops.

We can help alleviate any doubts you may have like:

  • How much should I charge?
  • Can I do this from my home?
  • How do I work out my start up costs?
  • Who will buy my products?
  • How can I fund it?

We know it is a big step, life changing in fact, and we want you to be sure it is the right move for you!

Check out what’s available:

  • Confidential appointments - with a trained Business Adviser.
  • Monthly group meetings - to kick-start that essential networking, making new contacts and sharing experiences.

For more information, call us on 01670 813322.

Over 18, in receipt of benefits and thinking about starting a business?

If you've got a business idea and the skills, qualifications or experience to make it a reality, you might be eligible to claim New Enterprise Allowance to support your journey - find out more about the programme.


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.