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Starting your own business

We’ll give you ideas to develop, tips and any guidance you need to turn your passion, interests or skills into a business.

Growing your business

We can offer any business in North Tyneside general advice and guidance on recruitment and training, financial guidance, and assistance with locating premises. 

The Business Factory Online

Get instant access to a range of tools and materials to help you start or grow your business.

Starting or growing a social enterprise

We can support any individual wishing to explore social enterprise as an option when starting and to help our existing Community Interest Companies, and other social enterprises to grow.


The Business Factory, North Tyneside Council’s business support programme, is here to provide support to anyone in North Tyneside. We can help you with:

  • Starting your own business
  • Growing your business
  • Developing or growing a social enterprise
  • Developing an innovative idea

Business Development Officers at North Tyneside Council will work with your business no matter what stage you’re at.

All of our support is free, you can access regular workshops, and 24/7 business support on our online portal – Business Factory Online.

Our team are all experienced in various areas of business support and know what you need to do to help you get started or support you through growing your business.


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Be Inspired

Be Inspired Blog – a chance for you to be inspired by some of the businesses we have helped along their way.

This project is funded by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund with the North of Tyne Combined Authority as the lead authority.

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