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Starting your business - Expert support - North East BIC

Starting Your Business

Starting Your Business

If you think self-employment is for you and are looking to start your own business the North East BIC is here to help.

With a team of experienced business advisers, the North East BIC provides practical hands-on advice and support to ensure you get your business off to the right start. Our business success rates outstrip the national average with over 75 per cent of businesses advised continuing to trade into their third year and beyond.

How the North East BIC can help with starting your business:

  • Training programmes
  • Registering as self-employed
  • Market research
  • Funding and grant advice
  • Ongoing help and support
  • Business planning
  • Research and development assistance
  • Tax and paperwork
  • Setting up a business legal structure

Business Support Programmes

Starting Your Business - Adviser Debbie SimpsonThe North East BIC also offers a range of free business support training programmes to help you become your own boss. We are currently running the following start up courses:

Ready for Business
Have you got a business idea that you’d like to turn into a reality?

Do you need help creating or strengthening your business plan?

Would a final check of your plans give you greater confidence to start your business?

If you have answered ‘yes’ to any of the above, then Barclays Get Ready for Business seminars are for you.

New Enterprise Allowance
If you are over 18 and want to start your own business then the New Enterprise Allowance (NEA) could be for you.

Marketing Magic
Free seminar to help maximise your marketing efforts

Get in touch:
If you are thinking about becoming your own boss, and would like confidential and independent business advice and support call: 0191 516 6149.

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