Start Your Own Business in County Durham contains masses of free resources and the useful information that will help you get your new venture off the ground. It also highlights local organisations who offer friendly business advice and services that you need.
Everything that you will find on the site is free or very low cost and includes our free start-up pack, a series of factsheets which cover all of the key considerations, relevant templates, links to other useful resources across the world and our own series of Start Your Own Business books.
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Here you will find a collection of FREE resources defined by topic as well as the contact details for many local businesses and organisations who are keen to help you.
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This free 150 page book is packed with start-up information and contact details designed to help you start your business successfully.
We have been running SYOB for over 10 years now and have accumulated an enormous amount of information which could make the difference between start-up success or failure.
Starting a business is easy but keeping it going and making a profit is a completely different proposition. The good news is that there are tried and tested 'rules' which have consistently proved to work.
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It is a common trait amongst entrepreneurs to just want to 'get on with it'. However, if you want to maximise your chances of success, it is worth putting in time and effort before you start to ensure that you have set-up correctly.
Contents: The key important dates, legal and HMRC requirements; a simple to follow step-by-step guide; relevant fact-sheets; business plan, cash flow forecast, personal survival budget and marketing plan templates; our own very popular start-up map; contents of our Start Your Own Business CD-Rom; and a Powerpoint presentation to accompany the business plan.
We try to keep our eyes open for useful and interesting news stories and useful resources which could help if you are starting up or running a small business. Hopefully, this will save you the time and trouble! The latest additions are...
CDC Enterprise Agency
CDC Enterprise Agency is a business support organisation offering tailored advice and support to new and existing businesses in the districts of Chester-le-Street and City of Durham. We offer free consultations to anyone thinking of starting their own business, or to those already in business. Our team of professional advisers can offer support and services such as business planning, mentoring, marketing and financing your business. We recognise the diversity of our clients and their businesses and have a range of support options designed to meet all of our clients' needs. 0191 384 5407
CDC Enterprise Agency Ltd
CDC Enterprise Agency offer advice, guidance, training and support to anyone looking to start or grow a business. Whether you have technical questions, want to brainstorm ideas or simply don't know where to start; we can help. We have a fantastic community of thriving local businesses and new entrepreneurs that we support with networking, training and coaching. To find out how we can help you just get in touch. 0191 389 2648
Darlington Business Venture
Darlington Business Venture is the local Enterprise Agency for the Darlington borough. A wide variety of business support services are provided by the company throughout the borough of Darlington and the wider Tees Valley sub-region. A number of partnerships, joint ventures and working agreements are in place between Darlington Business Venture and organisations at local, regional and national levels. 01325 351 455
Derwentside Enterprise Agency CIC (DEA)
Whatever stage you are at in your business journey we'd love to help. Whether you are new to business or have been trading a while. We offer free advice and training to anyone who needs it. 01207 580011
EDBS offer support and advice to help businesses start up, develop and grow. EDBS provide business support and advice to new and established businesses on a range of topics including marketing, apprenticeships, business growth, funding opportunities and help with identifying additional training or skills needs. 0191 5863366
Enterprise Agency for Wear Valley and Teesdale
Our business start-up process is a mix of training, practical assistance and where eligible, financial support aimed at helping you to plan, set up and run your own business. An initial appointment with an Business Advisor to discuss: Your business idea; The practical assistance available; Grants & financial incentives; Preparing a Business Plan; Cash Flow Forecast; A Pre-Start Training Course; Enterprise Essentials Workshops - business skills training. 01833 696 600
Five Lamps offers a range of enterprise support to individuals who are considering self-employment: enterprise workshops; pre-start advice and guidance; New Enterprise Allowance Loan and Mentoring service; Start-Up Loan Fund. To enquire about Start Up Loans, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01642 608316 01642 608316
We are CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS and Tax Advisors providing a full compliment of services to businesses in the North East. We believe in building long lasting partnerships with our clients providing a robust compliance service (whatever your needs), sound business advice and value for money. 1642884894
North East of England Business & Innovation Centre
The BIC is an organisation which exists to service businesses of all sizes at all stages. Our experienced advisers help hundreds of businesses to start up each year, and the 14-acre BIC site can accommodate over 160 companies in purpose-built offices and work spaces. 0191 428 3300
Northern Pinetree Trust
Pinetree delivers specialist business support and finance to people across the North East of England. We work with people with complex needs, helping them to start-up and grow their own businesses. We also provide access to well managed office space in our Pinetree Centre. 0191 492 8219
South Durham Enterprise Agency
Our business start-up process is a mix of training, practical assistance and where eligible, financial support aimed at helping you to plan, set up and run your own business in Wear Valley, Sedgefield and Teesdale. 01388 776688
TEDCO Business Support Ltd
TEDCO Business Support Ltd is a leading Enterprise Agency working across the North East of England. Our purpose is to help people start up and grow businesses. We have a dedicated team of business advisors who are committed to supporting people to get their business started through intensive one-on-one support. We specialise in helping our clients to progress their business ideas, through the development of a robust business plan along with support in accessing business finance. 0191 5166102
The Enterprise Agency for Wear Valley & Teesdale
The Enterprise Agency exists to encourage and support the development of a stable and diverse local economy. The Agency is a not for profit organisation offering a range of support services, business counselling, advice, training and consultancy. We deliver models of best practice and skills development to start and improve enterprises. 01833 696 600
Transmit Start-Ups Ltd
Transmit Start-Ups is run by entrepreneurs (who have run a number of businesses themselves) not ex-bank managers or accountants. It's fair to say that we aren't your typical enterprise agency. 0191 490 9328
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