Online Business
Start-up Workshops

Delivered as part of the Enterprise Support in the North East 2 & Business Compass Start up 2 projects

There are workshops and events for you across the region. This page lists the forthcoming dates with links to other sites too.

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

Upcoming dates

Running weekly till 6 September

 

 

The most dynamic programme in the Durham Ambitious Business Start-up series to date, we bring you DABS Business Builder with exclusive access to Alan Dodsworth* 

As the DABS Programme draws to a close, make sure you’re one of the limited numbers to access Alan’s exclusive training.

This programme is open to County Durham residents and new business owners. For more information on Durham Ambitious Business Start-ups click here.

Drop us an email or give us a call on 0191 5166102 to find out more about Durham Ambitious Business Start-ups Business Builder programme .

* Alan Dodsworth is a results-driven Multi Channel Retail / Commercial Operator with 20+ years Senior Leadership experience, growing turnover and profitability across Retail Stores, Wholesale,              E-Commerce, Export, National Accounts, Travel Retail as well as Franchisee and Distributor Partnerships on the international stage. 

Phew! Wait till you see the list of brands he’s worked for!

28/29 July and 22/23 August – DABS SPRINT

A really useful and beneficial set of 4 sessions for those people in the planning stages of launching their business and those who are early stages of trading.

Taking place over 4 half-day sessions on 28th July, 29th July, 22nd August and 23rd August it’s a great sprint through!

This event is open to County Durham residents. For more information on Durham Ambitious Business Start-ups click here. And more info about DABS SPRINT click here.

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11th August – Introduction to Marketing

Online (hosted live) Introduction to Marketing Workshop
Thursday 11th August – 10am to 1pm via Zoom.

Marketing can be a daunting place for some, for others it feels easy and natural. In either case we are here to help and support you.

This online workshop is open to all North East residents.

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11th August – Intro to Social Media for Business

Online (hosted live) Introduction to Social Media for Business Workshop
Thursday 11th August – 2pm to 5pm via Zoom.

Tik-Tok, Instagram, Clubhouse, Snapchat, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter….so many to choose from but…. which is best? Which is right for you?

This online workshop is open to all North East residents.

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12th August – Selling Online

Online (hosted live) Selling Online Workshop
Friday 12th August – 10am to 1pm via Zoom.

Do you plan to sell your products and services online? If this is part of your plans then this workshop will make sure you are aware of your obligations and requirements as a seller and much more.

This online workshop is open to all North East residents.

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17th August – How to Set Up Your Business

Online (hosted live) 
Wednesday 17th August – 5pm to 7pm via Zoom.

If you’re ready to start your business but not sure how to actually set it up, then the first step is to attend this special session with Business Advisor Mark Johnston.

Mark will be covering how to choose the right legal structure such as Sole Trader / Partnership / Limited Company / CIC. He’ll discuss the advantages & disadvantages of each, as well as your legal obligations.

This online workshop is open to all North East residents.

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1st Sept – Business Planning

Online (hosted live) Business Planning Workshop
Thursday 1st September – 2pm to 5pm via Zoom.

An overview on business planning, detail to include and think about when developing your business plan.

This online workshop is open to all North East residents.

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2nd Sept – Financial Planning

Online (hosted live) Financial Planning Workshop
Friday 2nd September – 10am to 1pm via Zoom.

An overview on sales forecasting, cashflow planning and what you need to think about to help plan your financials.

This online workshop is open to all North East residents.

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8th Sept – Intro to Marketing

Online (hosted live) Introduction to Marketing Workshop
Thursday 8th Sept – 10:00am to 1:00pm via Zoom.

Marketing can be a daunting place for some, for others it feels easy and natural. In either case we are here to help and support you.

This online workshop is open to all North East residents.

Book now on:

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8th Sept – Intro to Social Media for Business

Online (hosted live) Introduction to Social Media for Business Workshop
Thursday 8th Sept- 2pm to 5pm via Zoom.

Tik-Tok, Instagram, Clubhouse, Snapchat, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter….so many to choose from but…. which is best? Which is right for you?

This online workshop is open to all North East residents.

Book now on:

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15th Sept – Data Protection & GDPR

Online (hosted live) Business Planning Workshop
Thursday 15th Sept – 10am to 1pm via Zoom.

The last thing you want to do during start up is fall foul of the law. Data Protection and GDPR made less daunting.

This online workshop is open to all North East residents.

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21st Sept – Get on the Right Digital Track

In-person Workshop at BIPC, Bewick Hall, Level 2, Newcastle City Library, 33 New Bridge Street West, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8AX
Wednesday 21st September – 10.30am – 1pm

As North of Tyne Combined Authority delivery partners, we are being hosted for this session by our friends at BIPC North East for the perfect no-nonsense, easy to implement workshop.

Book to meet digital guru Laura Dawson. She has a strong love of digital strategies and thrives on creating and implementing trailblazing ideas to leverage technology to help brands grow online.

This online workshop is open to all North of Tyne Combined Authority area businesses ie Northumberland, Newcastle-upon-Tyne and North Tyneside.

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22nd Sept – Intellectual Property

Online (hosted live) Intellectual Property Workshop
Thursday 22nd Sept- 2pm to 5pm via Zoom.

Understanding the process of protecting your IP is good market research too. Searching for trademarks, registered designs and patents.

This online workshop is open to all North East residents.

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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

North Tyneside – The Business Factory Events

Online and face-to-face events

The Business Factory is a fully-funded programme that helps individuals to start-up a business or new businesses to grow in North Tyneside and offers premium quality support during your critical first 12 months in business.

Find out more on The Business Factory website

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Our Services

Start

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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Grow

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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Fund

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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