Online Business
Start-up Workshop 

Delivered as part of the Business Compass StartUp Programme

We are a Delivery Partner within the Enterprise Support in the North East 2 project . This is a business 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 is part funded by European Regional Development Fund.

We are a Delivery Partner in Business Compass Start up 2 which is part funded by European Regional Development Fund

Our online (hosted live) business start-up workshop is for anyone with a business idea who wants to take the next step and move it forward. It will give you the skills and knowledge to run a successful business. If you are thinking about setting up your own business our workshop is ideal for you and best of all, it’s FREE to attend.

The workshop will cover the following:

Business Planning, Marketing, Cash-Flow Forecast, Operations, Premises, Raising Business Finance.


Business Planning

The business planning workshop covers:

  • business plan content
  • market research
  • customers
  • competition
  • legal structure

We will guide you through each element step by step and provide a business plan template/cash-flow forecast.

This workshop will also give you the specific tools needed to market your business, plan for future growth, reach your target customers and ultimately increase sales.

Financial Planning

Financial Planning will cover sales and expenditure, financial planning and forecasting, break even, how to finance your new business, funding options and information needed to progress a funding application.

Upcoming dates

28th August – Online Workshop

Online (hosted live) Business Start-up Workshop
Friday 28th August – 10:00am to 4:00pm via Zoom

This online workshop is open to all North East clients.

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Durham Ambitious Start-ups (‘DABS’) Events

Online and face-to-face events

Durham Ambitious Business Start-ups (‘DABS’) is an ERDF-funded programme that helps high-quality start-ups in County Durham start trading and offers premium quality support during your critical first 12 months in business.

Find out more on ‘DABS’ website

Our Services


At TEDCO we successfully deliver a range of start-up support programmes designed to take ideas and turn them into successful enterprises and business start-ups in the region.

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One of TEDCO’s key objectives is to provide individuals and businesses with the ambition to expand, the advice and necessary tools to scale-up and grow their business.    

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As the key delivery partner for Virgin StartUp in the North East, we have helped over 300 new businesses access £4.2 million in low cost business loans over the past five years.

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What we offer

TEDCO offers one-on-one support provided by a dedicated team of business advisors and a range of pre start seminars available to clients who are taking the first steps into self-employment. This could be looking at an initial idea and developing it further, looking at how to start a business plan, business competitors, business marketing.

Are you eligible?

If you are looking to start and grow a business we’d love to hear from you. Our friendly team of experienced Business Advisors are on hand to take your call to discuss the support available.

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