With COVID-19 continuing to dominate business priorities, NBSL have announced a new skills initiative to support businesses deal with the ever-changing economic landscape.

The new fully funded programme, Better Business Skills, in partnership with the North of Tyne Combined Authority, will provide a tailored plan for individuals and businesses that need guidance and support to re-invigorate and refresh their enterprise skills and recover their entrepreneurial spirit to help them plan for the future.

Better Business Skills is an initiative aimed at residents and businesses living and working in Newcastle Upon Tyne, North Tyneside and Northumberland and has been developed in response to the challenging and ever-changing economic landscape currently faced by businesses of all shapes and sizes.

Facing challenges of this nature requires a particular mind and skill set so sessions have been developed to help individuals and business owners build resilience and help create an positive appetite for the future. Change management, minimising risk and leadership skills are regular features of the programme along with tailored support around branding, marketing, sales and pitching to ensure your conversion rates see a turn upwards.

With the North East Business Support Fund masterclass programme in its final months, NBSL have been able to look at how they can make sure they support businesses quickly and provide aspirational and supportive programmes to help develop a skillset to navigate through these testing times.

David Jackson, Skills Manager at NBSL said: “We know that our rapidly changing landscape is a major issue facing small and medium-sized businesses. Better Business Skills has been designed to allow a skillset to emerge that will provide resilience, strength and above all confidence to make decisions and plan a sustainable future.

Better Business Skills is a fully funded skills programme, created by NBSL in conjunction with North of Tyne Combined Authority.

For more information on how you can apply for your fully funded place, visit the Better Business Skills page.

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