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The Business Factory Online

  • Do you need some help coming up with your business idea?
  • Do you need help putting your business plan together?
  • Are you looking for some tips and advice to help you grow your business?

The Business Factory online is now live and offer you 24 hour access to a range of tools and materials. Whether you’re a new start or have been operating for some time, The Business Factory online can help you grow your business.

Boost your business growth…

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

Boost your business growth…

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

For Start-Ups


Ideas Finder

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 your local area.

For Existing Businesses


Diagnostics Tool

If your company is over 1 year old, you can use this tool to assess your business in a range of areas and get a benchmark score to help you focus on what core areas of your business you may need help to allocate resources to.

This diagnostic tool has been designed to score businesses in several key areas including finance, marketing, leadership and management, skills and risks.

For Everyone…


Planning Tool

A step-by-step guide, which will allow you to 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.


Referencing Tool

An online information resource for enterprise support agencies, to guide clients, and small businesses who are starting and growing.

The service provides access to a comprehensive rang of start-up guides, factsheets, industry reports and updates.


and Workbooks

A range of documents and presentations which have been developed by consultants to help you start and grow your business. All documents and workbooks will give practical advice and will guide you through processes step-by-step.

Workbooks include Setting up a Facebook page, growing your audeince, etc.

Videos & Tutorials

A suite of videos on a range of topical areas such as:

  • Marketing
  • PR & Branding
  • Finance
  • Business Planning

Recordings of previous events / workshops are also available.

Ge the help you need…

Get instant access to a range of tools and materials, developed with the help of our own advisers and external agencies, bringing together years of experience of business start-up and development support, and it’s all at your fingertips, whenever you need it.

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