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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

20th October – Durham DABS –  Introduction to Marketing

Online (hosted live) Introduction to Marketing Workshop

Thursday 20th October – 3pm – 6pm 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 event is open to County Durham residents. For more information on Durham Ambitious Business Start-ups click here.

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26th October – Planning an Effective Marketing Framework with Red Button Marketing 

Wednesday 26th October – 4pm-6pm

Margaret Bradshaw of Red Button Marketing is our host for this online session and she will be introducing a new concept of how a business owner can actually see marketing and then be able to plan all activity in line with a solid framework.

Margaret will talk around 4 key areas of a business which are:

  1. existing clients
  2. potential clients
  3. ways of communication and
  4. the product or service offering

By embedding a way to keep these connected, a business is on course for success.  For new businesses, this is essential and it’s vital to get a solid plan in place early so that opportunities can be maximised, ideas can be actioned and challenges can be solved.  A great opportunity to hear some key take away tips to implement into your marketing strategy.

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

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27th October – Durham DABS –

Introduction to Social Media for Business

Online (hosted live) Introduction to Social Media for Business Workshop
Thursday 27th October – 3pm to 6pm 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 event is open to County Durham residents. For more information on Durham Ambitious Business Start-ups click here.

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1st December – Durham DABS –  Financial Planning

Thursday 1st December – 3pm – 6pm via Zoom

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

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

Use this button to email us and let us know the name of the event you wish to attend

7th December – Durham DABS –

Social Media Strategies

Online (hosted live) Social Media Strategies for new businesses
Wednesday 7th December – 4pm to 7pm via Zoom.

In this course we will be looking at how to create an effective landing page on social media, social media do’s and don’ts, how to design a social media strategy, the importance of customer service on social media and the rules of social media advertising

This event is open to County Durham businesses. For more information on Durham Ambitious Business Start-ups click here.

Use this button to email us and let us know the name of the event you wish to attend

8th December – Business & Financial Planning Workshop

Online (hosted live) Business & Financial Planning Workshop
Thursday 8th December – 10:00am to 4:00pm via Zoom. Ever dreamed of being your own boss or running your own business? If you have then this FREE online workshop is a great place to start! Read more…

This online workshop is open to all North East residents.

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9th December – Marketing & Social Media Workshop

Online (hosted live) Marketing & Social Media Workshop
Friday 9th December – 10:00am to 4:00pm via Zoom. This workshop will look at the different ways you can market your business and how to maximise social media. Read more…

This online workshop is open to all North East residents.

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12th & 13th December – Customer Analytics for Growth

Join us for two half-day sessions when we will help you create an understanding of the POWER OF DATA, analytics and artificial intelligence and how this can really drive growth in your business. This will give you the foundations for cultivating an analytics-based mind-set and help you to explore ways to embed this across your organisation

This workshop takes place over 2 half-day sessions 12th Dec (9.30am – 1pm) and 13th December (9.30am – 1:30pm).

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

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13th December – Starting and Registering a Business

Online (hosted live) 
Tuesday 13th December – 4pm to 6pm 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.

Register and choose your preferred date here

15th December – Wrapping up DABS with Live Q&A

Online (hosted live) 
Thursday 15th December – 3pm to 6pm via Zoom.

As the DABS programme comes to a close, we welcome you to join us for an online peer to peer session, network with other likeminded individuals and businesses, some you have worked alongside on other DABS sessions or some new faces to work with going forward. 

This is an opportunity to share best practice and ask questions to help you grow and scale your business.  A number of our DABS advisers will attend this session, it is an excellent opportunity to canvas a range of business expertise in one place or we can break off into rooms online for 1-2-1 questions and support.  It would be great to see you on this session to provide support to continue your business plans.

This event is open to County Durham businesses. For more information on Durham Ambitious Business Start-ups click here.

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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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