Start a business from home

Advantages and disadvantages of starting a business from home Becoming a home business owner is an option if you don’t actually need to run your business from rented or owned business premises. It’s a common choice for people who just need a small office, or who spend most of their time working on premises owned…

Take the next step with Yes You Can in collaboration with Women in Business NI

Next Steps A series of business support webinars for female entrepreneurs at the pre-start stage, early stage trading and those with the long term goal to grow their business. Next Steps aims to motivate, support and inform participants about the tips, techniques and tools to use, to help them become successful female entrepreneurs, and increase confidence on key business themes, as individuals take the…

Coronavirus: £177 million in new grants to support Northern Ireland businesses

Finance Minister, Conor Murphy has announced £177.9 million in new business support grants. The schemes, which will support around 20,000 businesses include: £50,000 Grant £50,000 for businesses with a Net Annual Value (NAV) over £51,000 that are eligible for the 12 months rates holiday (retail, hospitality, leisure, tourism, manufacturing, childcare, newspaper producers). Examples of the kinds of business that…

Confessions of a Start-up Business Owner

Honest and inspirational insights from experienced entrepreneurs with tips and advice on how to turn a business idea into a reality. About this Event The Go For It Programme will host the fourth in a series of ‘Confessions of a Start-up Business Owner’ workshops aimed at inspiring local entrepreneurs to take that first step to…

Bite Size EU Exit

EU EXIT WEBINAR….hear how it affects businesses in Northern Ireland. Join us on Tuesday 16 March 2021, from 12:00 –12:45pm, to hear the latest developments on Brexit/NI Protocol and how it affects businesses in Northern Ireland. Hosted by Senior Tax Associate, Una McKearney and Director, Anita Doris at CavanaghKelly, who will provide an update on recent…

Are you a food or drinks producer?

Are you a food or drinks producer? The Micro Food Business Investment Scheme could help you expand your product offering or enhance your supply networks and markets with grants ranging between £5,000 and £50,000. Full information on who can apply, what is eligible for assistance, and how to apply is detailed in the Scheme Information booklet. It…

Applications to open tonight for £3m fund to help retail micro-businesses move online

Economy Minister Diane Dodds has announced a new £3m scheme to help micro-business retailers develop their sales online. The scheme will open to applications tonight at 6pm (2 February 20201). The Covid-19 Micro-business E-commerce Grant has been developed by Invest Northern Ireland to help retail micro-businesses grow their business online. It follows on from the…

COVID-19 Micro-business E-commerce Grant

A new £3 million fund to help retail micro-businesses in Northern Ireland looking to grow their business online The COVID-19 Micro-business E-commerce Grant (MBEG) is open to any micro-sized retailer that wants to prepare for growth, develop their customer base and find new markets by enhancing their digital offering, building e-commerce capability and increasing online…