Newcastle hosts first Start-Up Advice Day

Newcastle hosts first Start-Up Advice Day

Business development organisations Generator and Digital Union have announced they will co-host Newcastle's first Start-Up Advice Day on Friday 8th December.

Designed to showcase the support that is available to start-up businesses in the region, the event will take place at Newcastle City Library from 10 am to 6 pm.

The day will include interactive workshops from industry experts like Blu Sky Tax, Sunderland social media outfit The Office Rocks, business support organisation Future Skills Vision and Newcastle PR company JAC Media.

Emma Whitenstall, Generator's head of business support, said: “Everyone knows how hard it is to start a business but not everyone is aware of just how much support and advice there is out there from industry experts.

“Generator and Digital Union are committed to helping businesses grow from an idea to their full potential, from ‘garage to global’.

“This event is open to anyone who has a business idea or has recently started a business and needs some advice. We will have experts on hand who can advise about everything from funding and accounting to PR and marketing. There will also be specific advice for creative and digital businesses from our Digital Union members.”

Rachel Peacock, Digital Union networks manager, said: “With a lot of focus currently on supporting scale-ups, we really want to ensure that the start-up community is aware of the ongoing support available in the region from organisations such as ourselves.

“We are committed to fostering a collaborative community in the creative and digital sector offering support and expertise to new businesses, through this event and other initiatives.”

Jon Corbett, managing director of PR and Marketing firm JAC Media, continued: “When I launched JAC Media, my company's development wouldn't have been possible if it weren't for the likes of Generator and the level of free business support it offers businesses in the North East.

“To hear the stories and take advice from those that have been there, done and it and succeeded at a high level is invaluable and we're proud to be able to give something back and allow others to learn from our experiences.”

Managing director of The Office Rocks, Laura Middleton, adds: “After our session, you can expect to leave fuelled with the knowledge and confidence to go out there and grow your online presence via your social media channels. There's nothing more important than being able to engage your online audience and we'll show you exactly how to do this!”