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Coronavirus – Support for your business

Here are some things we’re doing so that it’s business as usual at The Business Factory:

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. 

The Business Factory Online

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

Growing your business

We can offer any business in North Tyneside, specialist consultancy even if there’s just you, a few staff, 20 staff or up to 250 employees.

Starting or growing a social enterprise

Our Social Enterprise business advisor supports individuals to explore social enterprise as an option when starting and to help our existing Community Interest Companies, and other social enterprises to grow.

Business of the Month

Once a month we hand one lucky young business the accolade of Business of the Month. Take a look at the businesses which have won previously .

Innovation and Design

We have access to 1 to 1 support for start-up and existing businesses in North Tyneside with developing ideas, early stage product and service design, prototyping and development.


The Business Factory, based at North Tyneside Business Centre, 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

On behalf of North Tyneside Council, professional businesses advisers and development officers will work with your business no matter what stage you’re at.

All of our support is free and you can access daily workshops, training’s, one to one advisor time and specialist consultancy.

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.


Upcoming Events

We run a range of seminars, events and workshops specifically for people thinking of, starting or who have recently started a business.

Event topics include

  • Creating a Marketing Plan for your Business
  • Public Relations for Small Businesses
  • Using Facebook for Your Business
  • Using Twiter for Your Business
  • Accounts & Tax

Our Next Event

  • LIVE ONLINE Tendering for Beginners. A 2 Part course. 22nd & 29th Sept 9.30

    September 22 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

    This seminar is open to North Tyneside businesses and residents only due to the funding criteria. Please note this is an ONLINE 2 part workshop. When you book your place at Part 1, you will be automatically placed on the attendee list for Part 2. Tenders and bids are regularly required to award cont...

Coronavirus – Support for your business

Coronavirus – Support for your business

Support for your business With the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, many people are facing some uncertainty in both their personal and business lives. At The Business Factory, we understand that there are concerns about how businesses will function throughout...

Could you work for yourself?

Could you work for yourself?

Have you been made redundant? Has work cut your hours? Has your working life been affected by health issues? Perhaps your family situation has changed? Maybe you want to be part of a change in your community? If you're looking for something new, whatever the reason,...

Got an idea for a Workshop topic?

Got an idea for a Workshop topic?

Have your say… Here at the Business Factory we pride ourselves on giving our clients a valuable service. In order for us to continue to deliver what you want, we have developed an online Client Topic Request Form. Taking just 2 mins max, this short form gives you the...

Previous Success Stories

Take a look at what some of the previous companies we have helped along their way have to say…

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