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Setting up a business while studying

Setting up a business while studying 18th November 2021

Setting up a business while studying at college or university may sound daunting, but it’s actually a great time to explore business ideas and take advantage of your spare time and the resources available...

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Dialling in to new opportunities

Dialling in to new opportunities 8th November 2021

As well as traditional business support, our experts now provide the technical support required to ensure your organisation is prepared for life post-pandemic. Over the course of the last two decades, we’ve helped over...

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How to start a side hustle while working full time

How to start a side hustle while working full time 21st October 2021

There’s never been an easier time to start a side hustle, with the rise of technology and platforms readily available for freelancers and contractors, you don’t have to quit your day job to start...

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How to walk and talk your way to workplace wellness

How to walk and talk your way to workplace wellness 7th October 2021

Office workers are spending more time than ever before at their desks and the time we spend in meetings is increasing year-on-year, with the average worker spending 213 hours a year – equivalent to...

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Make one small change and tackle the climate crisis

Make one small change and tackle the climate crisis 1st October 2021

Climate Action North is launching a series of online and face-to-face roadshow style events designed to empower everyone to make simple, small changes to halt the climate crisis. “One Small Change” is designed to...

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How we’re continuing to improve our green credentials

How we’re continuing to improve our green credentials 16th September 2021

Here at the North East Business and Innovation Centre (BIC), we are committed to reducing our impact on the environment and continuing to review our business practices, by investing in our operations and championing...

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Donna proves you don’t have to be barking mad to set up a side business

Donna proves you don’t have to be barking mad to set up a side business 13th September 2021

Ever wondered if you should set up your own side-line business, but unsure about the workload? Our centre manager Donna was just like you until she was inspired during the pandemic to take the...

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The pros and cons of hybrid working

The pros and cons of hybrid working 31st August 2021

It’s the term we’re all talking about and something that will continue to be a topic of conversation for businesses post-pandemic. Although hybrid working existed before the start of the first lockdown in March...

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What is hybrid working and what does it mean for me?

What is hybrid working and what does it mean for me? 6th August 2021

Flexible forms of working have become more prevalent since the start of the pandemic and an increased number of businesses are looking towards hybrid working. Workplaces are evolving and investing in new ways of...

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The health benefits of walking

The health benefits of walking 29th July 2021

The pandemic has given us all a new appreciation of the importance of wellbeing and work-life balance. During lockdown many of us found ways to build exercise and time outdoors into our working day...

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