We want to encourage creativity, innovation and self-belief by giving you the skills you need to get your buzz back for business.

And the best way to achieve this?

By providing you with fully-funded, inspirational & thought-provoking sessions to help improve your skillset around your business.

Our new programme, in partnership with the North of Tyne Combined Authority, can give you the skillset to re-invigorate your business, innovate with confidence, motivate you and your staff and plan a new pathway for your business.

Jam-packed with ideas to get you buzzing – we’ve also planned review sessions with wrap-around support to ensure your new skills can provide you with the confidence to make the right decisions for your business to bounce back.

Open to any business owner – or designated individuals within businesses – across Northumberland, North Tyneside and Newcastle Upon Tyne. Registration is easy, and you can join at any stage of our schedule.

Session Overview
Your sales toolbox Understand the sales journey, build your confidence and convert your sales with a toolbox of techniques.
Lead by Example – Management development Move from manager to leader through understanding different styles and techniques.
Brand & Deliver Get to grips with the magic of marketing and understand its value for your business. Learn how to build a strategy & implement a plan to support your ambition
Process Improvement Learn how to spot opportunities that could help your bottom line costs. Practical tips and techniques and understand continuous improvement tools and techniques.
Find your customers – customer research and profiling Discover where your customers are through research and profiling techniques and then create the right message at the right time to make a difference to your sales strategy.
Change for the better – change management Understand what change means – to you, your business and your customers. Get to grips with techniques and tools available to help you.
What to do with risk – Understand the Unexpected You’ll learn how to identify and plan for the unexpected. Develop a robust plan and we’ll show you how to build your resilience.
Pitching to perfection Understand the value of the verbal business card and create a great first impression and how to work without waffle.
How to make your money work – budget management Learn how to use budget to improve your business performance. Budget prep, variances, financial planning and management. Make your budget work for you.

But our programme isn’t just about attending sessions

We’ve also developed wrap-around support with review sessions along with virtual networking opportunities for you to get to know like-minded business owners where you can share best practice and learn from mistakes made. We’ll be working with you through a clear and constructive plan to assess how your buzz can be applied – giving you and your team the confidence to thrive.

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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.