As Newcastle gets going in the digital age with many start-ups transforming the region, the city is acquiring the status of a hub for creative developments in technology. As the spurt of entrepreneurs gets more robust, it has been stated that the city could face a shortage of skilled manpower. When such cycles are unleashed, local governments have to get their act together very quickly to avoid losing out on the momentum. Student Lettings Newcastle are in demand as many businesses from around the country are starting to move to the area.
The Newcastle Science City is an organization that provides information to companies that are keen on moving to the northeast. Businesses which operate in the sectors of healthcare, life sciences, low carbon technologies, transport, marine and subsea have many opportunities to thrive in the scientific environment of Newcastle and Gateshead. The city has many events and get-togethers that are creating networks of collaborative companies. One such initiative is the Business & IP Centre, a partnership of the city council, British Library, Newcastle Science City and Northumbria University. At the centre, businesses get access to advice on the way to go about in starting an enterprise, methods of researching markets and all the guidance on intellectual property rights. Further, members get to use the databases and publications that are much needed for a start-up. Coaching sessions can be availed of on a one-to-one basis.
Start-ups can get all the information that they need on marketing and accounting at the Centre, making it into an educative and transformative tool. Some of the databases that are available are the Complete Business Reference Adviser or COBRA, Key Note database which contains research information on 30 sectors, Mintel oxygen which is an online market research database, One Source database which has analysis and reports on more than 100 industries, Local Data Online which covers the retail and leisure industries and Thomson Directories which is a database of UK businesses.
With a membership, companies can also access many other databases from their offices such as those of British Standards for the regulatory guidelines on quality, CANS for the legal framework and Newsstand which gives full access to certain newspapers.
People above the age of 50 looking out for counseling and guidance in the quest to start their own businesses can get the required support from The Prince’s Initiative for Mature Enterprise or PRIME. For all prospective entrepreneurs, organisations such as North East Chamber of Commerce, North East Federation of Small Businesses, The Prince’s Trust Enterprise Programme and Tyne and Wear Development Company can provide all the information and knowledge to jump-start their ideas.
Safeguarding ideas is a crucial aspect in the world of business. The Newcastle City Library is a PATLIB UK centre which is a European network of patent information centres. The Library provides application forms and free information on the process of patenting. It has abstracts of patents from more than 300 years. The library has guides on the ways to search for patents on the internet as well.