Start a business

Start a business

If you’re thinking of starting your own business in Middlesbrough, the following information should help you on your way.

If you're brand new to business, Enterprise Revolution provides advice and support to help you get your business idea off the ground.

HMRC will guide you through the process of becoming self-employed, including what type of business to start up, what PAYE is, and how to complete self-assessment tax returns.

The Federation of Small Businesses and the North East Chamber of Commerce provide support and protection for small businesses who join as members.

Middlesbrough Means Business Breakfast Exchange provides the local business community with a dedicated forum to share, learn, chat and do business.

Tees Valley Business Compass - part of the Business Growth Hubs network, set up by the government to support business growth - can help you with everything from finding the right premises and marketing your business, to producing a growth strategy and developing a skilled workforce.

Teesside University's business support service, The Forge, supports innovative businesses with big ideas and ambitions.

Tedco Business Support is a team of experienced and driven business support experts who help enterprising individuals start and grow companies.

You can also download templates for your business plan and cash flow forecasts.