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

Starting your Business

Belfast City Council is working together with North City Business Centre, Workwest, Ortus, Ormeau Business Park and East Belfast Enterprise to provide local people with free advice and mentoring to set up in business through the Go for it programme.

Go for it Success Stories

Belfast entrepreneur transforms stunning Victorian townhouse into must-visit boutique hotel

DATE: 08/04/21

A Belfast entrepreneur has launched a quirky hotel that celebrates the city’s rich literary heritage after falling in love with a beautiful Victorian townhouse on the Malone Road, thanks to help from the Go For It programme in association with Belfast City Council.

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Husband and wife duo bring a taste of la dolce vita to Belfast

DATE: 08/09/20

Two locally based entrepreneurs have used their expert cooking skills to pursue their own joint business venture in Belfast Delizia Italian Food.

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Further Support

Practical Support to Kickstart your Business

The programme is open to business trading less than 2 years and will provide a combination of support including up to 4 days mentoring,  access to group workshops , ‘take 5’ mentoring sessions, access to financial incentives and best practice visits where necessary.

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Specialist Mentoring for High Growth Businesses

The Venture for Success programme gives you up to six days of one-to-one mentoring support conducted by a business growth advisor to help you grow your business.

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Support for Social Enterprises and Cooperatives

Go Social is a programme of support for new and emerging social enterprises and cooperatives in Belfast.

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Transform your business through digital technology

Develop the digital skills and knowledge you need to take your business to the next level with specialised mentoring and access to workshops.

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Business Growth Mentoring Support

If you’ve been trading for more than a year and would like to grow your business, then register for our free business support.

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Tendering Support Programme

SMEs win 80 per cent of public tenders in the UK and Ireland. Is your company benefiting?
If you want to improve your tendering and procurement, our free support programme will help you.

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Yes You Can

YES YOU CAN is a new 3-year Female Enterprise Programme which is a collaboration between the 11 Local Councils, Invest NI and Women in Business.

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Key Contact Information

4th floor
9 Adelaide
9-21 Adelaide Street