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Durham University

Careers & Enterprise Centre

Start Up Advice

Explore your ideas and achieve your aspirations with support from our business advisers

Whether you're just starting to explore new ideas or want to take your business to the next level, our team of experienced advisers are here to help you reach your goals.

Advice sessions are delivered on a 1:1 basis and are tailored to meet the specific needs of you and your business. We'll help you identify next steps for taking your ideas forward and implement actions to achieve your goals. We’re here to support you on your journey to starting up your business and beyond.

These sessions are open to all students and recent graduates exploring ideas or wanting to grow their start up venture. We can cover a wide range of topics, including:

  • Idea development
  • Action planning
  • Market research
  • Marketing
  • Financial modelling
  • Business growth
  • Raising finance
  • Registering a business or for self-assessment
Access Coaching Sessions

To book a business coaching session please email Rachel Bickerdike.

Specialist Support and Industry Connections

Working with our business coaches will also provide you with access to Career & Enterprise’s extensive network of business professionals, investors and industry connections. We have connections to the North East's premier providers of specialist start up advice, including

  • Venture capitalists and angel investors
  • Lawyers
  • Accountants
  • Business growth specialists
  • Marketing and sales consultants
  • Existing entrepreneurs

Connections to specialist advisers can be made through working alongside our business advisers.