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Welcome to free support to launch your business

Start up and business support

Need help to turn your amazing ideas into reality? We have 25 years’ experience of helping entrepreneurs just like you.

They’ve gone on to do amazing things. Some have created successful companies you can see today, right here at the BIC’s business park.

Answers, inspiration and more

Our dedicated Start Up service is designed to get you properly prepared to launch your own business.
    
The path of the entrepreneur isn’t always easy. But with us by your side helping you to do the right research and the proper planning, you can do it.

We’re a friendly bunch and we pride ourselves on our straightforward approach to business support. We like to roll up our sleeves and get stuck in because we know that’s what your business needs. Hard graft and helping hands.

Strike now!

No matter how far along you are in your thinking, we can help.

And if you need something that we can’t provide here at the BIC, we’ll connect you to someone in our huge network who can.

  • Have a brilliant idea but don’t know how to make it happen? We’ll give you the knowledge and confidence to get started.
  • Need some specific support to fill a gap in your skills? We can do that too.
  • Fancy working for yourself but not sure what you want to do? We’ll explore your options together.

Choose your style of support

Entrepreneurs are busy people.

You’re probably juggling all kinds of commitments and responsibilities between planning your exciting new business. That’s why we provide lots of ways to get support.

Build a support package that suits you. Pick and choose between:

  1. Face-to-face meetings (or over video chat)
  2. Group workshops
  3. Resources to read at home
  4. Ongoing phone and email support

Get answers to your questions

  • How much money will I need to start a business?
  • Where can I find investment for my business?
  • How do I get a grant or a loan for my business?
  • Do I need a business plan to start a business?
  • Is there a proven demand for my products or services?
  • Can I turn a hobby into a business?
  • When should I quit my day job and go fulltime with my business?
  • How do I register a new business?
  • Who will help me get my new business off the ground?
  • Can I base my business from home?
  • Can I get help to develop a prototype?
  • How do I find a reliable supplier for my business?

Our Programmes

Success Stories from those we’ve helped

Get in touch with our team

Want to bounce some ideas around?

We are a Delivery Partner within the Enterprise Support in the North East 2 project. This is a business start up project being delivered across Northumberland, Tyne and Wear and County Durham to assist potential entrepreneurs to become enterprise ready and ultimately self-employed. This is part funded by European Regional Development Fund.

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