There’s guidance and resources at every level from ‘I’m just thinking about it’ to ‘I’ve recently launched my business!’ to ‘I’ve been established for ages.’
Search for business ideas based on your skills, interests and life style choices.
It also allows you to filter business ideas and find out how many similar business ideas already operate in the local area.
Use our Mini Business Planning Toolkit to explore and or move into self-employment which is designed to assist you with the basic knowledge and understanding of self-employment.
Alongside this you will be allocated a personal business advisor who will interact with you to approve each step of the business planning process before moving on to the next stage.
Assess your business in range of areas and get a benchmark score to help you focus on what core areas of your business you may need to allocate resource to.
This diagnostic tool has been designed to score businesses in several key areas including finance, marketing, leadership and management, skills and risks.
A step by step guide, which will allow you do develop a business plan from scratch, through videos, factsheets and step-by-step questions.
You will receive a full business plan when complete, which you can download and use for your business.
A range of tools and resources as well as a suite of videos on a range of topical areas which have been developed by consultants to help you start and grow your business.
Workbooks include Setting up a Facebook page, growing your audience etc.
Videos include Marketing, Finance, Business Planning and PR & Branding.
The Business Factory has been in North Tyneside for years, providing business support during the old nine to five routine.
Now you can also access that valuable knowledge and experience whenever you want it, from wherever you are, 24/7.
That’s because our in-house business advisors have captured their thoughts on the most important business issues especially for the Business Factory Online Portal.
There’s an added bonus of additional resources that we’ve enlisted from external organisations. For instance, our factsheets will always be up to date, whatever happens with regulations and trends. Priceless!
You can work through the resources in your own time, at your own pace. And whether you choose to use the Online Portal to develop a Business Plan, or just dip in and out to find out the latest info in your sector, it’s completely up to you and your preferred style of working and your other commitments.
There’s guidance and resources at every level from just thinking of business ideas (check out the Business Idea Finder tool), to those in the early stages of business right through to those owning or working in an established business.