Want to start a business?

We know that launching a business involves more than a great idea and we’re delighted to have supported dozens of start-ups over the years. Many have gone on to become some of Teesside’s most successful firms. Although each entrepreneur and new business is unique, we can help with all aspects of business start-up, including:

  • Accessing finance
  • Analysing the market
  • Compliance requirements
  • Deciding whether to be a sole trader or limited company
  • Determining pricing structures
  • Developing your brand
  • Legalities and insurance
  • Financial forecasting
  • Negotiating deals
  • Organising payment systems
  • Planning ahead to alleviate pitfalls
  • Providing a sounding board for ideas
  • Raising finance
  • Setting goals
  • Taking care of record-keeping

We can help