Start & Grow

The Start & Grow programme is an initiative specifically designed to provide support to entrepreneurs and their businesses through the first three years in business.

The aim of Start & Grow is to help ambitious businesses to achieve sustainable growth and create jobs. Often, these enterprises will also require early stage finance – something that TEDCO’s business advisors are well-placed to help with.

What we offer

TEDCO delivers dedicated, tailored support to meet the individual needs of the business owner and the business concept. The comprehensive Start & Grow offering includes one-to-one support and advice; workshops and training; mentoring and coaching; and support to source the most appropriate funding available.

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Start & Grow typically includes:

One-to-one assessment with an experienced, independent business advisor who will review your business idea and formulate the next steps
An intensive personalised support programme, including guidance, advice and peer learning, leading to the development of a robust business plan
Dedicated support in an application for external funding
Ongoing support after business start-up

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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.

Get Started

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.    

Get Started

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.

Get Started

Success Stories

“With the Virgin StartUp loan in place to fund the renovations and equipment, I am now absolutely delighted to be able to start welcoming the first visitors to Inclusion Archery. I hope it provides a new facility for budding archers to give the sport a try.”

Steve Ward - Archer, Entrepreneur

“TEDCO helped me strengthen and tighten up my ideas into a robust business plan. They remained a positive voice throughout. Their support gave me the confidence that I needed to push on, secure the vital funding through Virgin StartUp and turn my dreams into reality.”

Simon Laing - Cullercoats Bike & Kayak, Entrepreneur

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?

Business owners must be at least 18 years old

Business owners must have a developed, clear business idea

Businesses must be UK based

Business owners must be UK residents

Businesses must have been trading for less than 2 years

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North East Business & Innovation Centre, Wearfield, Enterprise Park East, Sunderland,
SR5 2TA

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