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DABS Teams

Developing your team and opportunities for collaboration


If you believe collaboration and a strong team will be key to your business’ success, DABS Teams will help you explore the opportunities open to you.

Through various interactive and group activities, you will learn about your own strengths and skills gaps, how to build strong working relationships and how to identify skills amongst your peers that may add value to your growing business.

Tailored one-to-one coaching and mentoring is offered throughout to support your personal and business’ development.

DABS Labs is part of the programme to help pre-start businesses suceed in County Durham.

Photos from DABS Teams events

Workshop Objectives

Power in collaboration, stronger together to take participants through a practical session exploring the benefits of working as a team to develop a Durham ambitious business start-up by exploring and discussing their own:

  • Knowledge
  • Skills
  • Values
  • Strengths and weaknesses
  • Goals

Business Outcomes

Each participant will leave the workshop being able to or improve their ability to:

  • Be more open to collaboration
  • Build working relationships
  • Understanding strengths and skills gaps
  • Challenge mindsets
  • Self-reflect and use your strengths to your business’ advantage

Joining the DABS pre-start programme

Am I eligible?

To join the DABS pre-start programme, you must:

  • Be a resident of County Durham looking to launch a business in the County Durham region.
  • Be committed to the challenge of setting up a new business.
  • Have the drive, capability and desire to grow your business rapidly.
  • Be willing to be challenged and explore opportunities to help you build the best business possible.
  • Have a high level of business integrity.

Sound like you? Register your interest in the programme >

Not for you?

Already started your business? Check out the DABS programme for early stage businesses.

Not the right time? Contact our team to discuss your options.

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