The British Business Bank is a government-owned business development bank headquartered in Sheffield that’s dedicated to making finance markets work better for smaller businesses. Whether you’re looking for finance to start a business, grow to the next level, or stay ahead of the competition, they’re committed to delivering greater volume & choice of finance. In … More We’re delighted to be partnering with British Business Bank to help increase knowledge of business funding & finance in the North East of England!
Funding Options has been chosen by the UK Government-owned British Business Bank as a designated platform to find finance for businesses & in turn, we want to help them raise their profile in the North East of England so that more businesses can get the funding they need to survive & grow. How does it … More We’re delighted to be partnering with Funding Options to help UK SMEs find the finance they need to survive & grow!
Not already working with an accountant or looking for one that understands startups (& scaleups) better? Blu Sky Chartered Accountants have been one of the biggest champions & supporters of startups in the North East of England for the past 10yrs & have sponsored our Newcastle Startup Week events since 2017 so it’s no surprise … More Blu Sky create ‘Start-up Club’ for new businesses!
Since July 2018, we’ve been running our Founders’ Friday events every month as a way for self-employed freelancers, startup founders, micro business owners, aspiring entrepreneurs & students to hear about the latest opportunities to start or grow a business in the North East of England. (It’s also a great way for business advisers, professional services … More Founders’ Friday (23rd July 2021) – Event Recap
In my recent LinkedIn poll that asked ‘If I ran a physical, real-life, 1 day event in September/October, what’s the maximum number of people you’d feel comfortable being amongst?’, I was surprised (but heartened) to see that 49% of the 120 people who voted said ‘100+ (the more the merrier)’. As someone who has run … More Poll shows 49% want to attend events with 100+ people
As I explain in the short (3mins 20secs) video above, Google Ads & Facebook Ads are expensive, complicated & largely ineffective (I know because I’ve tried them & got very little return on investment). Content Marketing & SEO does work but it’s time consuming & difficult to create effective content & build up a large … More [VIDEO] How do you get people’s attention?
Got something to promote? I’m always looking for people to do a 15-20min ‘Show & Tell’ talk / presentation (or longer ‘Masterclass’) for my monthly Founders’ Friday events which usually take place on the last Friday of every month. Pre-COVID these were physical, in-person events which usually attracted between 60-80 people every month but they … More *SPEAKERS WANTED* for monthly Founders’ Friday events!
At a time where nobody knows what tomorrow will bring, a question we all ask ourselves is should we ‘Keep Going or Pivot?’ Founder of Newcastle Startup Week, Plan Digital & TRYBES, Paul Lancaster, is an expert when it comes to innovating, strategic planning & pivoting when times get tough. For almost 20 years, he’s … More [WEBINAR] ‘Keep Going or Pivot?’ with the Fabric Academy (Friday 23rd July 2021)
I’m delighted to say that NEPIC have asked me to run my new ‘LEVERAGE your Business‘ training course again next month as part of the Supply Chain North East programme. I’ve created this unique series of FREE online workshops to help North East business owners & leaders understand what their unique selling proposition is, what … More Free ‘LEVERAGE your Business’ training in August!
Over the past 10 months, my TRYBES co-founders & I have had many positive conversations with potential users, partners, funders & investors who have all said they would love to use our ‘data-driven signposting & matchmaking platform for startup communities’ & can see huge potential in what we are proposing. However, the message is clear … More Important update about TRYBES / Newcastle Startup Week