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

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to arrange a FREE business meeting to develop your business plan with your local council


What is Go For It?

The Go For It programme provides individuals in Northern Ireland who wish to start a business with step by step advice and mentoring to produce their own business plan and to go on to register for self-employment. The programme is delivered free of charge by your Local Council through Northern Ireland’s wide network of Enterprise Agencies’ highly experienced business advisors.

Go For It is part funded by Invest Northern Ireland and the European Regional Development Fund under the Investment for Growth & Jobs Northern Ireland (2014 – 2020) Programme.

When you sign up to the Go For It programme you will be connected with an experienced business advisor in your area who will provide you with one-to-one support and mentoring specifically focused on your business idea.


What’s in it for you

The aim of the Go For It programme is to provide free mentoring to enable new businesses to complete a business plan with the support and expertise provided by our network of experienced business advisors.


What is a business plan?

A business plan is a written document that describes your business. It covers objectives, strategies, sales, marketing and financial forecasts.


Why do I need a business plan?

A business plan helps you to:

  • Clarify and focus your business idea.
  • Spot potential problems.
  • Complete your research.
  • Set out your goals.
  • Understand finance forecasting.
  • Measure your progress.
  • Access finance to start and grow your business.


Business Advisors

Kirsty Watson

Business Advisor, Craigavon Industrial Development Organisation

Kirsty is an experienced business adviser with over 7 years’ experience working daily with business clients of all growth levels. She has worked across all sectors as a mentor on many business development programmes which has given her the opportunity to work with both start-ups and more established businesses providing mentoring support and advice across a spectrum of areas including finance, marketing, legal, planning and strategic development. She has a Degree in Law from Queens University Belfast and further qualifications include an Advanced Diploma in Management Practice and Certificate in Teaching from the University of Ulster.

Member (MCMI) of the Chartered Management Institute
Associate (ACIM) of the Chartered Institute of Marketing

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