The North East BIC has housed and supported thousands of businesses of all shapes and sizes during the last 25 years. During these years the North East BIC has made strong links with organisations not just inside the region but all over Europe and is currently maximising its connections to offer overseas entrepreneurs an insight into UK business culture.

If you think self-employment is for you and are looking to start your own business the North East BIC is here to help.

Every year hundreds of people come to talk to our advisers about starting their own businesses.  Some people do it because they think it is time for a change, others have spotted a gap in the market. And of course there are those that think they can make lots of money.

We can help you find answers to the all important questions like… ‘is now the right time for me?’, ‘is there a market for my product?’ and ‘will I be better off working for myself?’ We appreciate that starting your own business is a big step, life changing in fact and we want you to be sure it is the right decision for you.

Free one to one business advice

Our wide range of start up services include FREE one to one advice from expert Business Advisers on:

  • Business Planning
  • Market Research
  • Funding and start up loans
  • Setting up in business and legal requirements
  • Registering as self-employed
  • Tax, VAT and keeping records
  • New Enterprise Allowance

Business Support Programmes

If you are thinking about becoming your own boss, and would like confidential and independent business advice…

Speak to the Start Up team

…or give them a call on 0191 516 6111

Contact North East Business and Innovation Centre (BIC)