Practical support for businesses in Chester-le-Street

Hands-on support is available to help businesses grow

With funding from Chester-le-Street Area Action Partnership, the DoBusinessNetwork (DBN) Leading Businesses Programme delivers practical, 1-1 support to businesses in the Chester-le-Street area.

Using local experts to deliver up to six hours of free mentoring, advice and support on the topics, they assign a mentor to work with participants online.

Start with a chat to find out what help your business needs and they will pull together a bespoke package of business advice and support. Up to six hours of fully-funded, quality 1-1 business mentoring is available as well as training sessions and marketing support.

Experts are available to help with:

  • Improving sales success
  • More effective marketing – on the high street and online
  • Website and social media healthcheck
  • Thinking ahead and business planning
  • Marketing audits and reviews
  • Cost reduction / increased profit margins
  • Getting more of your business online
  • Risk assessments and unlocking your business safely
  • Finding new customers and markets
  • Tax refunds and R&D tax credits
  • Health and wellbeing at work
  • Confidence building
  • Diversifying your business into new markets
  • Using video and images to sell your brand and stand out
  • Exporting for beginners
  • A business healthcheck

Based in North West Durham, DBN is a not-for-profit organisation that gives support to local businesses, helps them to grow and builds a stronger business community. Over the past five years DBN has helped over 400 local businesses to grow.

Find out more on the website and for a chat.

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