Wed, 7 Aug 2024, 10:00am - 13:00pm   Wailes Room, Gateshead Central Library, Prince Consort Road, Gateshead, NE8 4LN

Need to write a business plan? Secure funding? Grow your customer base?

In this event, you will learn how to utilise market research to help plan or elevate your business. Suitable for established businesses, and those in the early planning stages.  Click here to book your place

  • Expert talks will demystify market research. In this practical session, we’ve teamed up with Market Research Expert, Natasha McDonough. Learn how market research is gathered, what it means, and how it can help your business.
  • Business advisor Allison Nicks will help you to understand what your local customer base wants. You might think there is a gap in the market… but is there a ‘market’ for your ‘gap’?
  • Learn about the free databases you can use in your local libraries. BIPC enterprise officers will demonstrate some of the free databases on offer to you.
  • Learn how to access fully-funded support via support programmes including Enterprising North, Digitalising Our Town Centres, and Citylife Business Support Grant
  • Sign up for market research sessions, so you can get the data you need! These can be either online or in-person, at your convenience.

We look forward to seeing you there!

This event is funded by Gateshead Council through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

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