Hartlepool Enterprise Week - Monday 14th to Friday 18th November

Hartlepool Enterprise Week is a series of free events aimed at helping people find out about how to start a business or become self-employed. Whether you have a great business idea or simply want to turn a hobby into income, a range of advice and support is available during the week to help you identify the next steps to becoming your own boss. Hartlepool Enterprise Week has been organised by Hartlepool Borough Council’s Economic Growth Team in partnership with key business support organisations.

All of our open events will be held at the BIS, Whitby Street. 

Click here to access the full events timetable or check out the summary below.




Thinking Of Turning Your Hobby into a Business?

This free, informal drop in event is an opportunity to chat one-to-one with business start-up advisers from the Council’s Economic Growth Team, Enterprise Made Simple and Business & IP Centre Tees Valley.

Drop in – no need to book.



Explore your business
potential overseas

Sign up for a free 30-minute one-to-one session to
discover the opportunities available to grow your business
overseas, and if you could be eligible to access funding to
support your export strategy.

Click here to book your place.



Introduction to TikTok
for businesses

Since TikTok has launched it’s become the fastest growing
social media platform. It has over 300 million users and is growing at a rate of 20 million new users every month. Attend this session with Phil Teasdale of Enterprise Made Simple and find out more on how to use TikTok to help build your business brand and increase your sales.. maybe in time for Christmas! 

Please click here to book your place.



Exploring Self-Employment (Week 1)

Start Date Postponed 

If you are considering self-employment or recently set up a business this is your opportunity to find out about ‘business basics’. From legal status, tax, national insurance, VAT, expenses, marketing, book-keeping, general operations and how to finance the start-up costs. This session is the first of three which will be delivered at the BIS on consecutive Thursdays.

To book call 01429 867677 or email business.support@hartlepool.gov.uk

New Start Date



How to Find Us

Address:  13-17 Whitby Street, Hartlepool, TS24 7AD

Reception opening hours: 
Monday to Thursday 8.30am – 5pm  
Friday 8.30 – 4.30pm 

Free parking is available to the rear of the building, with additional pay and display parking if this is full.

Contact Us

Telephone: (01429) 363150 

Email: business.support@hartlepool.gov.uk

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