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Is starting a business right for you?

Is starting a business right for you?

28th November 2018

By BIC Business Support Manager, Shirley Hermiston As the New Year approaches we can allow ourselves to take a step back and reflect on the year that’s about to end. It’s a time to...

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Supporting Innovation

Supporting Innovation

15th November 2018 |

The North East Business and Innovation Centre (BIC) has been supporting the region’s business community for 24 years. Board member Kevan Carrick tells North East Times the time is right to broaden its reach....

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Age is not a deterrent when starting a business

Age is not a deterrent when starting a business

31st October 2018 |

By Shirley Hermiston, Business Support Manager at the North East Business and Innovation Centre (BIC) Over-50’s could be the new start-up generation and it’s easy to see why. According to the Office for National Statistics...

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Key tips on winning new contracts

Key tips on winning new contracts

23rd October 2018 |

By Michael Shiel, KMS Business Development and Improvement Solutions Nowadays, it is common practice to submit tenders for the supply of goods and/or services to the private and public sectors. A tender can take-on...

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Let’s dump the term ‘not-for-profit’

Let’s dump the term ‘not-for-profit’

16th October 2018 |

By Kevin Marquis, Social Enterprise Manager at the North East Business and Innovation Centre We have the private sector, which is ‘for personal profit’, the public sector, which is statutory, and the third sector...

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How to start a business with scaling up in mind

How to start a business with scaling up in mind

27th September 2018 |

By Shirley Hermiston, Business Support Manager at North East BIC If you can dream it, you can do it. So if you’re thinking of starting a business, why not dream big? When thinking big...

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5 reasons why your online shop needs a Mobile Webpage

24th September 2018

By Leanne Thompson, freelancer The amount of people browsing the web on mobile devices – including smartphones and tablets – is growing at an extremely fast rate. Unfortunately, many websites were built with only...

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Three unusual business lessons

Three unusual business lessons

10th September 2018 |

1) Pricing Just after setting up my business nearly twenty years ago, I went on a course at the North East Business and Innovation Centre (BIC). The course title was simple and timely for...

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Help change the world by becoming a social entrepreneur

Help change the world by becoming a social entrepreneur

29th August 2018 |

By Kevin Marquis, Social Enterprise Manager at the North East Business & Innovation Centre (BIC). The BIC is proud to announce that it can now offer specialist advice services to support those that dream...

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Business Model Canvas

16th August 2018

Put simply, the Business Model Canvas is a one page business plan. Initially developed by Swiss business theorist, author and consultant Alexander Osterwalder, this strategic planning tool is used by many organisations across the...

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