Would you like to work for yourself? Earn your own money? Learn about self employment?

The Business Factory is North Tyneside's very own business start-up support service and is here to provide support to anyone in North Tyneside with an idea to work for themselves. We can help you with:

  • Thinking of ideas that will make you money

  • Working out if you can afford to be self employed

  • Tell you about the New Enterprise Allowance scheme which supports people as they move from benefits to self employment (we also deliver this service)

  • Starting your own business

  • Developing or growing a social enterprise such as a community group

  • Developing an innovative idea

On behalf of North Tyneside Council, our friendly businesses advisors work with people like you to help them explore if they can work for themselves, perhaps developing a hobby or a work skill.

All of our support is free and you can access regular online workshops, and chat to an advisor on the phone.

The best place to start is often to attend the Could I Work For Myself? workshop which are run regularly and can be found on our website's Seminars and Events page.

Register for free with Business Factory Online, our 24/7 portal which gives you access to oodles of factsheets, videos and support as well as a fun business idea finder tool and a comprehensive business planning tool.

Encouraging people to look at other options for earning money is a key part of our work in North Tyneside. Come and talk to us and see if that could be you.