Practical support and guidance

If you need help with developing your business idea, there are some excellent guides available online and over the phone.

Business Support Helpline

You can access help in starting or running a business through the Government-backed Business Support Helpline.

Telephone: 0300 456 3565
Textphone: 0191 581 0052

The helpline is open Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm.

Online guidance

Updated: 15 December 2017