Do you run or work for a businesses you would like to see succeed? Are you working hard but don’t feel like you’re making the profits you should? Do you struggle to find enough customers? Did you answer yes to any of those questions?

If you did you will be very interested in a new 3 day fully funded programme running in February which can develop all the business skills you will need to help you succeed. The programme supports people in organisations who either have set up a business and would like some additional support or those people who may be thinking about setting up their own business.

The programme will be delivered by NBSL, the experts in helping people develop their business - in fact over the past 5 years or so we have helped over 3,000 businesses across the North East to develop, grow and succeed.

The programme is interactive and customised to meet your needs and it might even be fun! The programme will help you to:

  • Find and keep your customers.
  • Manage your money and make a profit.
  • Learn how to research, market and plan your business.

Eligibility: Aged 19 and above and in employment. On completion of the programme you will also get accredited certificates for two Awards in Enterprise.

Getting the right support now means you’re more likely to succeed


  • First programme 11th, 13th and 14th February - 09:30 to 16:30 - NBSL Ashington Office.
  • Second programme 18th, 20th and 21st February - 09:30 to 16:30 - NBSL Ashington Office.
  • Third programme 25th, 27th and 28th February - 09:30 to 16:30 - NBSL Consett Office.

To find out more, give us a call on 01670 813322.


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