Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be your own boss?

Have you thought about turning a hobby into a business, but that’s as far as it has gone? We help dozens of people every year to turn their business dreams into a reality with free advice and free workshops.

Free startup workshops

Based in Northumberland? Get the knowledge you need to help you along your startup journey.

Find out more about the workshops

Business Quickstep is all about customers and money - you'll find out how to identify your ideal customer, use market research to develop the right products and learn how to reach your customers with advertising and promotion.

You'll also find out all about business finance - how to finance the cost of starting a business, understand cashflow and profit and also how to record your business finances.

Plan to Succeed - get to grips with business planning - you'll find out how to plan your business direction, define your objectives and map out strategies to achieve your goals.

You'll also look at how to plan effective Social Media strategies and campaigns to engage with existing customers and find those that don't know you yet.

Current workshop dates

Date Session (09:30 - 16:30)
TBC Business Quickstep
TBC Plan to Succeed

All of our startup workshops are held at our Ashington office - click for Google Maps

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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.


Register your business as an NBSL provider and stay up to date with the latest funding information.

If you provide business support services like marketing, business planning, human resources or financial planning find out how you could register with us to offer a grant of up to £3200 to your clients for work that you do for them.

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Our Programmes

From start up to growth.

Our unique support programmes can provide help no matter what stage your business is at.