Starting a business: Useful links and information

Contents

  1. Overview
  2. Starting a business in South Tyneside
  3. Enterprise agencies and helpful organisations
  4. Government support
  5. Employment information
  6. Business forums

Overview

There are lots of online resources to look into when you are thinking about starting up in business in South Tyneside.

Some websites and resources are created to service a wider market than just South Tyneside, but are full of useful information and guidance.


Starting a business in South Tyneside

Below are links to some helpful sections, with information relating specifically to South Tyneside.

Business rates

Licensing

Trading standards


Enterprise agencies and helpful organisations

There lots of enterprise agencies available which can provide tailored information, start-up advice and guidance, and possible funding options.

North East Business and Innovation Centre

TEDCO


Government support

The Government has set up a range of information and support programmes to help with starting up and running a business, including their own website and other services.

GOV.UK: Business

HM Revenue and Customs - Business

Mentorsme


Employment information

Advice and information is available for employers or businesses which are looking to take on staff for the first time.

ACAS (Help and advice for employers and employees)

HMRC: Employers

Jobcentre Plus: Recruiters


Business forums

There is a variety of business forums and networks throughout South Tyneside.

Some support businesses only in the Borough, others are region-wide throughout the North East.

Mussel Club

North East Chamber of Commerce

The Advanced Manufacturing Forum