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.
What we offer
Different from many other business accelerators, the DABS programme offers two unique support packages. One for those who have a great idea and have not yet started their business, and another for those new entrepreneurs at the start of their exciting journey. Tailored support that allows you to maximise the success of your business.
Delivered by our highly experienced and knowledgeable team, we will help you to evaluate your ideas and support you to create pragmatic and commercially viable businesses.
If you’re based in County Durham the DABS programme has been specifically designed to give ambitious individuals like you the support and guidance they need to start and grow their business.
- Full business start-up programme (Online workshops during Covid19)
Including tailored facilitated and expert-led workshops and group sessions.
- 1-2-1 support and mentoring
Bespoke support with an experienced business advisor.
- Connect with like-minded new entrepreneurs
To aid collaboration and support across County Durham.
- Insights from sector experts and contacts
To build your network across the North East region.
- Guidance on new opportunities
To help you seize market advantage in your new start-up.
For more information and to see the full range of support available visit the Durham Ambitious Business Start-ups website or register below.