East Durham Business Service (EDBS) gives businesses in East Durham a complete business support service offering advice and facilitating inward investment.

All advice and support from EDBS is free and includes advice about business start up, marketing and e-business, human resource development and retail advice.  All advisers at EDBS have experience of dealing with organisations from a variety of sectors and have a good understanding of the business community in East Durham.

EDBS manages seven Be Enterprising Start Up coaches who provide business start up advice throughout the district.

EDBS runs a successful Apprenticeships brokerage service which aims to bring together employers, young people and training providers with the goal of providing strong career prospects for young people in East Durham.