Business Advice, Business Support, Mentoring, Events
Advice Our team of business advisors can answer questions about your idea or your existing business. This includes advice on sourcing finance, marketing your business and planning for success. They can be contacted on 08451 444 000 or alternatively, e-mail us and one of our advisors will be in touch.
Events We offer a range of workshops and events covering a broad range of subjects to assist you in developing your business.
Face to Face We help you develop your business and personal skills by introducing you to one of our business advisors for a face-to-face meeting.
Mentoring As well as our free face to face meetings with a Business Northumberland business advisor, we also provide a free mentor service that supports individuals that are looking to start or already have a new business in Northumberland.
Testimonials are curated by Business Northumberland and are not independently reviewed or verified.
"Northumberland based business Sweeps and Stoves, run by ex Merchant Navy engineer Nik Atkinson is rapidly extending its customer base after free one-to-one support and assistance from Business Northumberland. Established in September 2012, the business provides chimney sweeping, chimney and stove maintenance and installation services to customers across Northumberland, Tyne & Wear and parts of County Durham."
Nik Atkinson on 9 January 2014
"Former teacher and trainer Lynda Dixon (of Pegswood, Morpeth) was considering buying into a franchise to follow her dream of running after-school drama programmes, but after free advice and assistance from Business Northumberland, is now on track to launch her own business.
With a background teaching drama and social skills in prisons to 15 to 18 year-olds, Lynda wanted to create drama programmes for after-school groups that encourage learning and key stage attainment in a fun, non-academic environment for children aged five and upwards.
Lynda received free advice from experienced Business Northumberland adviser Paul Brown in two in-depth one-to-one sessions at the Ashington Workpsace, in which she developed a business plan and identified key opportunities. Her background in marketing and business development as well as education led Paul to suggest that she had enough experience to set up her own business."
Lynda Dixon on 15 November 2013
"Linchpin PA, a start-up business providing virtual personal assistant services has achieved commercial success with the help of Business Northumberland.
Business founder Anne Williams, based near Ponteland, launched the business when she was made redundant in 2011 after a long and successful secretarial career. After difficulties finding work she discovered the virtual PA industry, and with the help of Business Northumberland has turned her start-up into a successful and fulfilling venture.
Anne said; "For the first time in my life I found it difficult to find work, which I'm sure was largely down to my age, but when I came across the virtual assistant industry it seemed like the natural choice to set up my own company. I absolutely love it, it's the best thing I've ever done and I wish I had done it sooner!""
Linchpin PA on 15 November 2013
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