The success of your business will partly depend on your attitude and skills. This means being honest about a range of issues. Think about the knowledge you have, your financial status and the personal qualities that you can bring to your new business.
Commitment, drive, perseverance and support from family and friends will go a long way towards changing your business idea into reality and will be especially important during the early days.
South Tyneside is a great place for businesses to flourish. With a population of around 150,000 as your potential customer base, excellent transport links into the Borough and a flurry of seasonal visitors.