Self Employment

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Our Offer

If you’re considering setting up your own business or becoming self employed, we have a range of partners operating through our Business & Intellectual Property Centre (BIPC) who can offer you expert guidance. Whether you’re looking for support to come up with the initial idea, or you already have a business idea that you want help to develop, our specialist partners are here to help

If you want to speak with someone to find out more about our self employment offer, contact us

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Reviving the Heart of the West End

Reviving the Heart of the West End (RHWE) provide the HOW2 programme for those with a possible business idea who maybe don’t know where to begin, or for those who need further business start-up support. This includes workshops and one to one business advice. If claiming Universal Credit we can also help to understand how self-employment will impact on benefits

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PNE Enterprise

PNE Enterprise provides one to one advice and mentoring for individuals and groups looking to start up their own business, as well as training for individuals looking to explore entrepreneurship. We are able to support any resident in Tyne and Wear and are currently able to offer this completely free of charge

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The Millin Charity

The Millin Charity provides enterprise-based support for women who are in the process of becoming self-employed/setting up their own business. This is done by providing a range of specialist programmes that include accredited enterprise training courses, specialist enterprise workshops, one-to-one business advice, trading opportunities, and confidence building sessions

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Prince's Trust Enterprise

Aged between 18 and 30 and got a business in mind, or want to explore an idea? From training and mentoring support to funding and resources, Prince's Trust Enterprise provide help to young people looking to become the best entrepreneur they can be. This programme is free and takes place in a centre near you