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Support and advice with starting your business | 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:

  • Business Planning
  • Market Research
  • Funding Advice
  • Setting up in business and legal requirements
  • Registering as self-employed
  • Tax, VAT and keeping records
  • Training Programmes
  • Ongoing help and support

Business Support Programmes

Andy Brown, business adviser

The 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:

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

Enterprise Club
The Entprise Club was set up to assist people who are thinking about setting up in business or have a business idea.

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 or

Book an appointment with an adviser