Helping you launch and scale your new business in just 28 days
The DABS Sprint is an intensive, but bespoke 28-day fast track start-up programme designed to take you from an idea to being business ready over a 4 week period.
The programme contains 4 half-day live facilitated workshops that will enable you to put your business idea through its paces; we will help you test your business model and design the end to end customer journey plus a lot more. Workshops are complemented with personal 1-2-1 meetings with your dedicated business advisor.
If you are serious about starting up an ambitious business that you want to grow and scale then this innovative programme is for you!
DABS Sprint is part of the programme to help pre-start businesses succeed in County Durham.
Fast track your ideas to business concept and launch
Create a realistic path to raising finance and explore all the options
Figure out what problems you solve and what value you add
Map your customer journey through your customers’ eyes
Develop a sales and cash-flow forecast
Define your business model to visualise how it will operate day to day
Explore the possibilities of scale and year on year growth
Dedicated business advisor to provide 1-2-1 support with writing your business plan
Be business ready in 28 days
Produced a defined business plan
Sales & Cashflow forecast ready to go
Detailed action plan to set realistic and achievable milestones
Be ready to apply and source business finance to launch
Joining the DABS pre-start programme
Am I eligible?
To join the DABS pre-start programme, you must:
- Be a resident of County Durham looking to launch a business in the County Durham region.
- Be committed to the challenge of setting up a new business.
- Have the drive, capability and desire to grow your business rapidly.
- Be willing to be challenged and explore opportunities to help you build the best business possible.
- Have a high level of business integrity.
Sound like you? Register your interest in the programme >
Ready to start your business?
Take the first step in turning your business idea into reality.