Kick Start Programme

The Kick Start Programme is now open for businesses to apply and will run until the end of July 2021. The Kick Start Programme has been awarded to Enterprise Northern Ireland and will be delivered in partnership with Omagh Enterprise Company Ltd and Fermanagh Enterprise Limited. Tier 1 – a series of workshops covering key…

GDPR Is And Will Be Profound

GDPR, the Eu’s general data protection resolution, may well be one of the most profound pieces of legislation protecting consumer and privacy rights ever. It’s a recognition that the means to generate data and information on people have multiplied to an extent that regulators need to step in and mandate that companies holding or helping…

Thinking of starting a business?

Whether you’re thinking of starting a business, or aiming to grow your existing business, we have a range of business support services to help. This includes free advice and information, consultancy from our experienced business experts, free business plans, and training for local business in a variety of areas. Find out more about each of…

Invent 2018 opens for applications

The search is on to find Northern Ireland’s greatest innovations Now open for applications, Invent 2018 offers a fantastic opportunity for innovators and entrepreneurs across Northern Ireland to be part of a unique competition. Invent is Catalyst Inc’s annual competition. It showcases and rewards local innovation and proof of concept ideas that have the greatest…

Emerging Technologies: Shaping the Future of Customer Service

With everything from artificial intelligence to cloud computing rapidly transforming the business landscape, we explore how emerging technologies can help companies interact with customers, improve their services and gain insight into trends and habits. The increasing adoption of digital technologies is transforming the way consumers interact with companies. From ordering food at the touch of…

Follow the Leader: Brooke Tully

Brooke Tully, an Australian who moved to Dublin just over 18 months ago to launch BikeExchange Ireland, speaks about her Journey so far. The venture is part of a wider group that began with the wildly successful BikeExchange Australia, which launched a decade ago. Together with BikeExchange UK, of which Tully is also CEO, the…

Starting a business when under 30

Starting a business as a young entrepreneur – Kay’s Equestrian Michaela McFarland, founder of Kay’s Equestrian, shares her experience of starting her horse riding school business and how she benefited from the support offered through the Regional Start Initiative. Michaela’s top tips: “Create business goals and work towards them. Always analyse your results to find…