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

Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council is working together with Inspire Business Centre and Lisburn Enterprise Organisation 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

Lisburn entrepreneur bakes up a business success story

DATE: 09/02/22

A Lisburn cake decorator has turned her passion for creating beautiful baked masterpieces into her very own cake design business with the support of the Go For It programme, in association with Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council.

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Moira woman Goes For It with mobile animal physiotherapy business

DATE: 24/09/21

Amy McCoy from Moira has launched a unique veterinary physiotherapy service for animals with support from the Go For It Programme, in partnership with Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council.

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Local entrepreneurs launch ‘school of rock’ for aspiring young musicians

DATE: 17/02/21

A pair of entrepreneurs from Lisburn have spotted a gap in the market and launched their very own ‘school of rock’ that trains aspiring young musicians for careers in the music industry by playing in a band, thanks to support from the Go For It Programme in association with Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council.

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Further Support

SME Employment Growth Programme – Mentor Programme

This is a free business support programme to assist individual business needs.

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Digi Growth Programme

This free Programme will support businesses at various stages of their digital transformation journey to transform and grow through the use of digital technologies.

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Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council, in partnership with Mid & East Antrim Borough Council and Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council,

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Entrepreneurs Network

The Entrepreneurs Network is a free monthly networking and discussion breakfast forum for local Lisburn Castlereagh businesses.

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International Trade and Development Programme

The trade and development missions are targeted at local business owners and managers who wish to be equipped with the relevant in-depth knowledge, know-how and confidence to successfully operate in new markets.

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