Start Your Own Business in Blaydon-On-Tyne

If you are starting a business in Blaydon-On-Tyne, you have come to the right place!

Start Your Own Business in Blaydon-On-Tyne contains masses of free resources and the useful information that will help you get your new venture off the ground. It also highlights local organisations who offer friendly business startup advice and services that you need.

Free start-up pack

Everything that you will find on the site is free or very low cost and includes our free start-up pack , a series of factsheets which cover all of the key considerations, relevant templates, links to other useful resources and our free downlodable Start Your Own Business book.

Every year, over 400,000 people start a business in the UK and, apparently, at any one time, up to a fifth of the working population would like to join them. If this is you, we would love top help turn your dream into reality by sharing some of the information that you will need to make your venture a success.

Start Your Own Business In 2018

We have been helping new business start-ups for the past 18 years and this Blaydon-On-Tyne section has been in place since 2005. Accordingly, we have amassed an enormous amount of relevant useful start-up information which we are happy to share with you free of charge. This will enable you to learn from those who help start-ups and from the lessons learned by people, just like you, who have already set up on their own.

Local contacts

We hope that you find the site useful and wish you the very best of luck on your exciting journey. If you are unsure of where to start, can I suggest that you get a feel for what is going on locally by having a look at the following pages:

Accountancy & Tax | Bookkeeping | Business Advice | Business Funding | Business Grants | Business Networking | Business Opportunities | Commercial Law | Communications | Design & Branding | Education & Training | HR & Staff | Insurance | I.T. | Marketing | Mentoring | Office Services | Online Marketing | Photography | Print | Property & Working from Home | Web Design

FREE Start-Up Book

Start Your Own Business In 2018
Start Your Own Business In 2018

This free 150 page book is packed with start-up information and contact details designed to help you start your business successfully.

We have been running SYOB for over 10 years now and have accumulated an enormous amount of information which could make the difference between start-up success or failure.

Starting a business is easy but keeping it going and making a profit is a completely different proposition. The good news is that there are tried and tested 'rules' which have consistently proved to work.

As the old addage says 'you don't know what you don't know'!

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FREE Start-Up Pack

Our FREE start-up pack contains everything that you need to get you started.

It is a common trait amongst entrepreneurs to just want to 'get on with it'. However, if you want to maximise your chances of success, it is worth putting in time and effort before you start to ensure that you have set-up correctly.


  1. Start-up checklist
  2. Step-by-step guide
  3. Business plan template
  4. Personal budget planner
  5. Cashflow forecast template
  6. Marketing plan template
  7. Guide to business networking
  8. Start-up map
  9. Web & SEO Checklist
  10. Start-up map

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Blaydon-On-Tyne Local Contacts

Useful Start-Up Resources
If you can help new business start ups or existing small businesses in the Blaydon-On-Tyne area, we would love to promote you here free of charge. (Add Your Business)

4Networking

4 great reasons to be part of 4Networking 1. Flexibility and reach 4N gives you access to a unique joined-up national business network. Our ‘Passport membership’ lets you choose from 5000+ 4Networking events each year. We have groups in most major towns and cities in the UK. Use your Passport to network locally, regionally and even nationally. Choose from Breakfast, Lunch and Evening meetings + join the UK’s fastest growing Facebook business group - just search on Facebook for ‘4Networking Community’. 2. A stream of business appointments Bypass gatekeepers by having three 10-minute 1-2-1s at every 4N meeting, with people you choose. Also use 1-2-1s to find trusted suppliers. 1-2-1s are one of the key elements in our relaxed yet productive meeting format, which is tried, tested and loved by our members. 3. Relaxed, fun and friendly networking At 4N, it’s easy to just be yourself. At our meetings and online we’ve created an unstuffy environment. The cornerstone of 4N’s ethos is Meet>Like>Know>Trust, as it’s the best way to gain customers, collaborations and suppliers. If this sounds like your kind of place, then become part of the 4N community. 4. A platform to demonstrate your expertise We give you so many ways to raise your profile and establish yourself as the go-to person in your field. In the room and online, being able to offer ‘4Sight’ presentations can gain you a massive audience. Plus of course, you and your business benefit from other 4N members’ advice and help. Established for over 11 years, 4Networking is helping thousands of business owners to grow their businesses. It’s business networking the British way. Register at www.4networking.biz (it takes 2 minutes) and then you can book your first meeting, to see how 4N will work for you. Browse our list of meetings here: www.4networking.bizevents. Or call our Support Desk team on 0345 123 4444.

FSB - Special Start-Up Membership

The FSB Business Creation package has been specially designed for those looking to start up, or have recently started a small business. Tailored benefits will help you get your business off the ground and we’ll be with you each step of the way. Join today for £129.

North East Social Media Ltd

We work with start ups and established SMEs to help them with their online marketing. Showing them how to raise their profile and drive traffic to their websites and of course improve SEO predominantly through the use of Social Media. Amanda Dixon, our Social Media Guru, is also the Social Media Specialist for North Tyneside, working with new business start ups at The Business Factory North Shields.

Transmit Start-Ups

Start Up Loans is a government backed scheme, providing repayable loans and mentoring to individuals in the UK with a viable business idea but no access to finance. Transmit Start-Ups is national Delivery Partner for the scheme. We are here to guide you through the application process, including advice on creating a business plan and cashflow forecast. We support hundreds of entrepreneurs every year. Our Start Up Loans are designed to help you get your businesses up and running and are available to people living in England or Scotland aged 18 or over. You can apply for loans of up to

Irwin Mitchell Newcastle
The law firm of Irwin Mitchell is one of the largest law firms located in the United Kingdom. Their variety of expertise as well as their cadre of competent solicitors has catapulted Irwin Mitchell to the top of their industry. The law firm has offices all over the U.K. to make it much simpler for citizens to gain access to their services. One office is located in Newcastle. This office houses a large number of solicitors with a wide range of legal expertise. This group of solicitors also has a lot of experience especially in personal injury law as well as dealing with medical negligence. The managing partner of this branch is a specialized expert in head and spinal cord injuries. The Newcastle office of Irwin Mitchell of course serves people within the city of Newcastle. However, other surrounding areas are served as well. The Newcastle office is the centre for Irwin Mitchell services in the Northern part of England. This would include Tyne, Wear, Northumberland, Teesside, Co Durham and Cumbria. A variety of legal services are offered by the Newcastle office. They have experience with and are able to assist you with personal injury claims. The type of claims runs the full gamut. Serious injury claims such as head and spinal injuries are a service provided. Also, mesothelioma claims as well as claims made for other asbestos related diseases are supported. Road accidents and criminal injury are other areas that the Newcastle office of Irwin Mitchell can assist with. Claims of work injury, burns, scars, lacerations, childrens accidents and more are part of the personal injury legal services offered by the team at Irwin Mitchell in Newcastle. Assistance with Medical negligence claims are another type of service offered in Newcastle. The specific type of medical negligence case can vary. The solicitors at the Newcastle can help with many types such as claims pertaining to the eyes, cancer, accidents, mental health, pregnancy, birth, surgery and more. 0870 1500 100

PNE
PNE is an enterprise agency offering a range of business support services, courses, events and networking opportunities. Many services are free or subsidised to eligible individuals and businesses. We also run and work with funding streams for new start and recently established businesses. Please get in touch for further details of programmes available and eligibility criteria for free services. You can also visit www.startuploanseast.co.uk 0191 230 6410

Project North East Group
The PNE Group designs, builds and manages innovative projects that help enterprising people and communities develop their ideas, and create wealth and employment. The purpose of the PNE Group is to develop sustainable organisations globally through people, performance and place. We regard ourselves as social entrepreneurs doing challenging things throughout the world. Success is based on a sound understanding of best practice, married with practical experience of working with small businesses and community projects. 0191 261 6009

Tedco
TEDCO helps new and established businesses by providing information and advice on every aspect of running a business, including business start-up, survival, success and growth. TEDCO also manages three business centres in South Tyneside and one in Northumberland offering a range of workshop, manufacturing and office space with flexible terms. 0191 428 3300

TEDCO
TEDCO is a leading company in enterprise development which re-invests its profit and aims to help generate prosperity in the North East. The company was formed in 1984 and is located in South Tyneside, North Tyneside and Berwick upon Tweed. 0191 428 3300

TEDCO Ltd
TEDCO offer FREE advice, guidance, up-to-date information and can help you to write a business plan. We can help you decide if you have what it takes to set up a new business, look at the reality of starting your business and the skills and qualities you will need 0191 428 3300


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