COUNTY DURHAM busineses are set for a £1m cash injection, from a fund created specifically for small and medium enterprises.

The Rural Cultural Business Innovation Programme, part of Creative Fuse North East, is an exciting opportunity for creative businesses and registered sole traders in Northumberland to learn and apply effective and modern approaches to product and service development as well as project management.

Introduction to Enterprise is an engaging and interactive workshop that allows you to explore your hobby or business idea with a fantastic team and a group of likeminded peers.

Small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) in Tyne & Wear and Northumberland are continuing to benefit from the funding available through Northumbria University to employ full-time a recent graduate (i.e. someone who graduated in the last 5 years).

Building on the success of the 5-day ‘Newcastle Startup Week’ festival in May, there's going to be a 1-day Newcastle Scaleup Summit at the Live Theatre on Thursday 23rd November 2017, to help people learn how to take their business to the next level.


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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