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Go For It

Interested in starting your own business or becoming self employed? Put your business idea to the test and receive free support and mentoring from a local business advisor through the Go For It programme.


          
This project is part funded by Invest Northern Ireland and the European Regional Development Fund under the Investment for Growth & Jobs Northern Ireland (2014-2020) Programme.


Go For It Website

‘Go For It’ with Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council!

Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council is working together with LEDCOM, Mallusk Enterprise Park and Antrim Enterprise Agency to provide local people with free advice and mentoring to set up in business including:

  • A one-to-one assessment with a qualified Business Advisor;
  • Tailored guidance to develop your business plan;
  • A finance and business planning workshop;
  • Advice on how to access grants and funding;
  • A personal finance and business planning session; and,
  • Best practice guides, tools, videos and more….
     

Post completion of your business plan, follow on coaching is available to help you in the set up phase of your business. From registering as self-employed to setting up systems and processes, a coach will be available to help you take the first steps. 

A small bursary of up to £200* will also be available to help with the business set up costs. 
*Conditions apply. 

To arrange a free meeting to develop your business
Call 0800 027 0639
Visit http://www.goforitni.com

Check out some testimonials below.

Dave Linton provides an inspirational insight into how he conquered his fears to launch his business, branded rucksacks and holdalls, to help give dignity to children in care.

https://www.facebook.com/goforit.ni/posts/6357428250996154

Annette Kelly gives an insight into how she built an online platform with half a million followers with an aim to encourage confidence and promote wellbeing within others.

https://www.facebook.com/goforit.ni/posts/6361250793947233

This project is part funded by Invest Northern Ireland and the European Regional Development Fund under the Investment for Growth & Jobs Northern Ireland (2014-2020) Programme.

Council Contact

Economic Development Officer

Sara Thompson


Mossley Mill,
Newtownabbey,
BT36 5QA

Tel: 07799 533 876

Contact the Economic Development Officer

LEAN - 
Linking Entrepreneurs in Antrim & Newtownabbey

The LEAN Business Network is an exciting business forum designed to help local business people meet and develop their business contacts. It also fosters opportunities, facilitates business growth and development through networking and the dissemination of best practice information. 


 Find out about the LEAN Business Network