Got a burning desire to turn your hobby into a business? Tiring of night shift or the monotonous 9-5 routine?
Our free, fully funded business support could help you finally become your own boss.
We have over 27 years’ experience helping people like you become entrepreneurs, so you can rest assured you’re in good hands.
From registering a business to securing your first customers, BICStartUp advisers will guide you through the entire journey of starting and growing your business.
Fancy working for yourself but not sure what you want to do? We’ll help you to explore your options.
Have a brilliant idea but don’t know how to bring it to life? We’ll give you the knowledge and confidence to get started.
Want to begin your journey into self-employment? Contact our advisers today to talk through your options.
Inspired by the traditional milk round, The Bottle Swap operates a refill delivery service providing plastic-free, eco-friendly cleaning and personal care products to customers across the North East.
Want to change the world as well as your employment status? If you have a business idea that could help improve society, then our tailored social enterprise support could help you become a social entrepreneur.
Resident of West Sunderland? If so, our dedicated West Area start-up programme means you can receive one-to-one support from one of our expert business advisers at a time and place that works for you.
*These workshops are available for anyone setting up a business in Tyne & Wear, Durham or Northumberland.
One of the first challenges entrepreneurs often face when launching a business is raising money to get their concept off the ground.
You’ll be asking yourself…
Your startup adviser can talk to you about the many sources of funding and finance to support your new business, including ….
The BIC is a an approved business partner of Transmit Start Ups to deliver loans up to £25,000.
Get a sole trader or limited company bank account and we’ll put £50 in to the account to get you started.
Want to begin your journey into self-employment? Contact one of our advisers today for an informal chat about your options.