NBSL's North East Business Support Fund  has been extremely successful in helping lots of small businesses to access external expertise to help them to grow. The key to this success has been the quality of the 'providers' we work with – we have over 650 marketing consultants, finance experts, process improvement professionals etc working with us to deliver great advice to businesses who want to grow. Our Business Bullets series is a free platform to allow these providers to share their ideas with the North East business community. Since launch in November 2013 60 articles have been posted which have been read over 12,000 times.

The most popular articles to date are:

  • Getting started with content marketing | 49 Digital Ltd - Read it here
  • The power of online video | Three motion - Watch it
  • 7 ideas to improve profit and control in your manufacturing business | Smartspeed Consulting - Read the article
  • Say it with emails | Vicki Stone Marketing - Read it here
  • The Smartphone revolution | Glass Frog Digital Marketing - The article

You can access all the articles that have already been published here and if you want to keep up to speed with the new articles published every week follow us on twitter (@nbsl_info) or search for #businessbullets – every new article is announced on social media.

Are you a business improvement expert?

We're always looking for new articles so if you have business improvement expertise that you're keen to share with a wide readership of small and medium sized businesses in the North East let us know by emailing your proposed content areas (headlines only of the articles at this stage) and when you would be able to have a full article ready to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. – please title your email 'Content Ideas'

Basically informative and thought provoking lists, ideas and commentary with a north east insight across the array of disciplines we fund –marketing, operations, finance, people management / development.

The word limit for each article / commentary will be 400-500 words. Each contributor has their name, business and contact details (if you wish) included in the footer of the article. Please note that we can't guarantee that we can publish everyone's submissions and NBSL retains editorial control.


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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