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Local entrepreneurs urged to ‘Go For it’ with Virtual Business Support

DATE: 28/05/20

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All 11 Council areas of Northern Ireland in partnership with its network of local enterprise agencies is offering local budding entrepreneurs’ ‘virtual’ access to the Go For It Programme to help them launch their business idea during the Coronavirus pandemic.

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.

All 11 Council areas of Northern Ireland have joined forces to deliver ‘virtual’ support through its wide network of enterprise agencies. Would-be entrepreneurs will get the chance to speak to a business advisor remotely via telephone or video conferencing about their business idea and find out how the Go For It Programme can help them.

The Go For It Programme can help any budding entrepreneurs do more than dream up a good idea – it can help you turn it into reality.  It has mentored over 7,000 aspiring entrepreneurs across all 11 Council areas of Northern Ireland in the past two years.

It provides expert free advice and support to anyone wishing to start their own business, by taking them through the process of creating a business plan. It covers everything from financial forecasting to marketing and long-term business planning.

Eugene McGuckin, Programme Manager, NIBSUP, said: “We would encourage anyone who has an idea to start their own business to not be put off seeking the appropriate advice and support of the Go For It Programme during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

“We have a team of experienced business advisors, who are working remotely, through our network of enterprise agencies to provide candidates with the expert advice and support they need to start their own business.” 

“Our business advisors will help candidates create a business plan tailored to their business idea, focusing on important elements such as financial forecasting and accounts, sales and marketing, and how they can potentially access funding.

“The business plan will provide candidates with a blue-print for building a successful and sustainable business model, and the confidence that they have taken all the necessary steps before launching their own business.”