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Free business resources

From ideas to ambitious start-ups

Bright Ideas
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Bright Ideas

Coming up with a bright idea is the first step in starting a business and becoming your own boss.

Explore our resources for new business ideas

Developing Your Business Idea
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Developing Your Business Idea

Now that you have your idea, find out what you need to do before starting your business.

Develop your business idea with our guidance and information

Up and Running
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Up and Running

If you’ve just started your business, explore our useful resources and information to help you grow.

Build your new business with our help

Ambitious Growth
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Ambitious Growth

Does your business have the potential to grow fast and scale up? Fast growth presents its own unique challenges.

Explore key programmes and resources for business growth

Information guides

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Are you looking for reliable and practical information to support the development of your business? Do you have a specific business challenge you need guidance on?

The Durham Start-ups portal has a range of fact sheets and guides from COBWEB to help you start, run and grow your business – whatever your sector.

Create your account to download information guides