The support is fully-funded and includes a variety of workshops covering everything needed to start a business. This supportive and collaborative environment also provides individuals with an opportunity to meet and network with others also looking to start a business. These include topics such as: Business planning, Sales and marketing, Social media, Company structure, Finance for your business
There are many workshops available across the Tees Valley region in Darlington, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Stockton and Redcar & Cleveland. The Business Compass programme also provides access to specialist mentoring for start-ups in the following sectors:
Advanced manufacturing, Automotive, Chemical and process, Digital, Healthcare, Logistics, Low carbon, Oil and gas, Professional and business services, Culture and leisure.