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Start a business.

With more questions than answers when considering starting a business, let us help you identify your dilemma – and provide you with the knowledge to make the right decisions. Confidently.

NBSL are the business start-up experts in Northumberland – we’ve provided information, advice and guidance to thousands of people wanting to bring their dream of being their own boss alive through our tailored support.

Or why not take a look below at how we can help you.

Simple steps to start.

Whether you’re ready to be your own boss and build something brilliant or want to discover the delights of self-employment, you’ll work with our start-up team to develop a unique support programme.

Building your confidence.

With inspiring specialists that can help you deliver your dream, workshops provide the knowledge and know-how. Our workshops will help you think like an entrepreneur with a mindset ripe for success.

Take your next step

Complete your expression of interest and our start-up team will be in touch to organise a series of three start-up workshop sessions and schedule your support programme. If you have any questions, you can give us a call on 01670 813322 or email [email protected]

The small print: eligibility

With over 20 years of providing start-up support across Northumberland, we’re proud to be a delivery partner within the Enterprise Support in the North East 2 project managed by NEEAL – the North East Enterprise Agency Ltd. This project is a start up project being delivered across Northumberland, Tyne and Wear and County Durham to assist potential entrepreneurs to become enterprise ready and ultimately self-employed. This project is part funded by European Regional Development Fund and the Northern Powerhouse..

NBSL is responsible for the delivery of this project within Northumberland and this project and support available is open to residents IN NORTHUMBERLAND, over the age of 16 and are at the pre-start stage of the business.

If you are an existing business – or have already registered your business – we can also support you through our complementary business support programme – Better Business Skills – available to individuals across Northumberland, North Tyneside and Newcastle.