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“Do you want to be your own boss?”

“Do you have a hobby or skills that you can turn into a business?”

North East Connected offers FREE training courses for people interested in starting their own business.

Our courses are targeted at anyone who may have a business idea in mind or who may be just thinking about the possibility of starting a business.

Our Trainers are experienced Business Advisors who have run their own businesses and have an in-depth knowledge and wealth of expertise to share.

Courses include:

How to start and run your business

On this course participants learn the basics of for starting and running their own business. Topics include:

  • What is self employment
  • Different business structures
  • Market research
  • Business planning
  • Marketing and sales
  • Money management
  • Understanding accounts

Ecommerce and how to set up an online business

On this course participants learn how to sell goods on ebay and covers the following:

  • Setting up a sellers eBay account including Paypal
  • Pricing your products including postage, packing and online fees
  • Describing your products and photographs
  • Customer service
  • Legal requirements

How to run a community group, charity or social enterprise

On this course participants learn about:

  • Setting a vision
  • Choosing the right structure – community group, charity or social enterprise
  • Developing a governing document or constitution
  • Fundraising
  • Running meetings

The course are delivered in Newcastle and Sunderland and we plan to extend them to Teesside.

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