The Business With Purpose Programme aims to support new Socially Trading Organisations in Gateshead, Newcastle, North Tyneside and Northumberland to start-up and get going as well as established purpose-led organisations to increase their trading income and grow their impact.

The Business With Purpose Programme has 2 key offers available with flexibility built into their design to meet your unique needs:

Pre-start support

This programme is for anyone who wants to make a self-sustaining difference.  Participants can expect a diagnostic meeting followed by a 12-hour training programme to help you:

  • Explore and test your idea
  • Learn business planning techniques and skills to decide if your idea is ready to launch
  • Develop a tailored action plan to help you achieve your ambitions
  • Explore different social business legal structures to find the right one for you

Growth Support

If you run a purpose-led organisation that needs support to help grow or diversify its income streams, this intensive support programme is for you. Whether you’re currently too reliant on grants or you want to scale your operations, Business with Purpose can support you to increase your trading income.

Participants can expect a key account manager who will ensure you get the end to end support programme suited to your needs. This could include:

  • Diagnostic meeting and action planning support
  • Tailored 121 advice and guidance from an expert relevant to your growth plan
  • Business development training and support including:
    • Writing business plans
    • Developing marketing strategies
    • Governance and legal structure reviews
    • Leadership development

The Business With Purpose Programme is delivered by NE BIC, Junction Point, PNE and Millin Charity and  co-ordinated through NEEAL,  a community of enterprise experts and specialists.  Each one of their partners offer expert advice in their local area.

Visit the NEEAL website for more information.

This project is funded by the UK government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

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