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

Francesco brings a taste of Italy to Belfast’s Lisburn Road

DATE: 25/05/22

Former personal trainer Francesco Iaquinta has created a little corner of his home country of Italy on Belfast’s Lisburn Road where he shares his passion for good food, thanks to help from the Go For It programme

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Driving it Forward – entrepreneur uses her magic to transform vans into a dream travelling home

DATE: 23/11/21

Jennifer McKechnie worked as a personal trainer, but when the Coronavirus pandemic hit just over 18 months ago, her work dried up forcing her to venture into a different avenue.

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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 and access to financial services.

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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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Grow your business and become more resilient

Advice and mentoring to help make businesses more resilient and embrace new innovative ideas.

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Key Contact Information

4th floor
9 Adelaide
9-21 Adelaide Street