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Enterprising Durham Programme

Welcome to Durham Start-Ups, your online resource for start up information and access to further business support.

How can Durham Start-Ups help me?

Durham Start-Ups will be regularly updated with news, updates, resources and e learning to help you at all stages of starting up a new business. If you need further help, we can connect you with one of our local start up solutions advisors who can evaluate your needs and provide the right and support, at the right time for you

Contact Durham Start-Ups helpline: 0191 6251221


Three themes to help you start a business in County Durham.

Enterprising People

Enterprising People

There’s a range of activities to raise awareness of start up support across County Durham; including enterprise in education; problem solving challenges in local communities; and test trading opportunities. These activities may help you develop a new business idea, find out more about starting a business and help you test an idea before you start up.

Enterprising Start Ups

Enterprising Start Ups

Our start up solutions advisor can guide you through your start up journey including access to specialist support such as digital marketing, becoming investment ready and networking; building your capability and skills to help you succeed.


Enterprising Places

There are activities across the County, providing you with start up support in your local area, with opportunities to meet other local entrepreneurs, attend useful workshops and build your own network.

Needing further help with your idea or start up business in County Durham?

Call our Durham Start-Ups helpline: 0191 6251221.