Start Your Own Business in Northumberland 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 and our free downlodable Start Your Own Business book.
Every year, over 400,000 people start a business in the UK and, apparently, at any one time, up to a fifth of the working population would like to join them. If this is you, we would love top help turn your dream into reality by sharing some of the information that you will need to make your venture a success.
We have been helping new business start-ups for the past 18 years and this Northumberland section has been in place since 2005. Accordingly, we have amassed an enormous amount of relevant useful start-up information which we are happy to share with you free of charge. This will enable you to learn from those who help start-ups and from the lessons learned by people, just like you, who have already set up on their own.
We hope that you find the site useful and wish you the very best of luck on your exciting journey. If you are unsure of where to start, can I suggest that you get a feel for what is going on locally by following the links on this page. They will give you an idea of what advice and support is available in the area. Also we have pages dedicated to networking, free advice, funding, and grants
If you would like to know the proven steps that can make the difference between business start-up success and failure, our popular FREE start-up pack contains a step-by-step guide, templates, factsheets and a copy of our unique business start-up map.
Alternatively, we have also created our own new business 99 point start-up checklist which will give you a clear overview of the key subjects which need to be mastered on your road to success
The sad truth is that too many new ventures do not even reach their first anniversary. However, the good news is that this does not have to be the case. Running your own business is not an easy option but many of the pitfalls can be avoided with some careful research and planning in the early stages. This site has been designed with the sole aim of increasing the survival rate locally by raising awareness of both the right and wrong ways of starting a new business and promoting the businesses and organisations in Northumberland who would love to help you.
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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.
Accountancy & Tax | Bookkeeping | Business Advice | Business Funding | Business Grants | Business Networking | Business Opportunities | Commercial Law | Communications | Design & Branding | Education & Training | HR & Staff | Insurance | I.T. | Marketing | Mentoring | Office Services | Online Marketing | Photography | Print | Property & Working from Home | Web Design
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.
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FSB North East England
FSB North East England is the local branch of the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB). It was formed in 1974 as the National Federation of Self Employed and represents the interests of small and medium-sized businesses locally and nationally. They offer a great package tailored to your needs if you are thinking about starting a business in the area. Contact: Simon Hanson Development Manager Simon.Hanson@fsb.org.uk Contact via website or e-mail.
A variety of free and subsidised support for eligible individuals and businesses. Our North East Regional Business Support programme offers up to 40% business improvement grants to SMEs. We offer free and subsidised services, events and support to Start up and existing rural SMEs and we also offer start-up support and advice to individuals throughout Northumberland. 01670 813322
North East Chamber of Commerce
NECC IS THE NORTH EAST'S LARGEST BUSINESS MEMBERSHIP ORGANISATION. WE REPRESENT AROUND 4,000 BUSINESSES - A THIRD OF THE REGION'S WORKFORCE. AS A CHAMBER MEMBER YOU CAN ACCESS A WHOLE HOST OF BUSINESS SUPPORT SERVICES TO HELP CUT YOUR COSTS, RAISE YOUR COMPANY PROFILE AND GROW YOUR BUSINESS Address: North East Chamber of Commerce, Aykley Heads, Durham, DH1 5TS 0300 303 6322
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
North Eastern LEP (Local Enterprise Partnership)
The North East Local Enterprise Partnership works to make the North East a place where more businesses grow, invest and prosper, delivering more and better jobs for everyone. 0191 338 7420
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
Northumberland Business Service Ltd
NBSL are a not for profit enterprise agency that operate from 7 Business Advice Centres located throughout Northumberland. We provide free start up support to anyone considering starting their own business. We also manage workspace for new businesses in Berwick. In addition to one to one support we run group sessions on business topics. If you live in Northumberland please contact us to arrange to see an Adviser in your local area. All our Advisers are SFEDI accredited which is the industry standard. Our Business Advice Centres are located in: Berwick x 2. Alnwick, Ashington, Blyth, Morpeth and Hexham 01670 813322
TEDCO helps new and established businesses by providing information and advice on every aspect of running a business, including business start-up, survival, success and growth. TEDCO also manages three business centres in South Tyneside and one in Northumberland offering a range of workshop, manufacturing and office space with flexible terms. 0191 428 3300
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
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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