Being able to access the right advice and support is essential as your business develops and grows.
Tees Valley Business Compass helps companies to expand and grow, with advice on everything from finding the right premises and marketing your business, to producing a growth strategy and developing a skilled workforce.
Your local Jobcentre Plus (JCP) offers an extensive range of free services to assist business growth, including HR advice and a recruitment service to help your business take on staff under work experience placements, apprenticeships, and work trials. You can contact the Employer Engagement Advisor at Middlesbrough's Jobcentre Plus on 01642 398557.
Middlesbrough College, Middlesbrough Community Learning Service (MCLS) and The Forge at Teesside University can work with you to recruit apprentices and graduates, as well as offer work experience placements and internship opportunities.
If you're looking to expand your premises, grow or relocate into Middlesbrough you can look at council premises/land available to rent or search a variety of commercial agents to discuss your specific needs.
If you're a larger company looking to invest in Middlesbrough, Middlesbrough Council provides further information about the town and area.
There are various methods of marketing you can use to grow your presence, including advertising, sponsorship, writing press releases and e-marketing. More information on marketing your business can be found online on Microsoft's article on 10 low-cost ways to market your business and Marketing Your Small Business For Dummies cheat sheet.
Attending networks and events provides various opportunities to build on your contacts and markets. Middlesbrough Means Business provides the local business community with a dedicated forum to share, learn, chat and do business.