Get Your Business Off The Ground

Turn your business plan into a reality with help and support through City Start
Unlock the insight and connections to take your business to the next level

If you’re in the food, fashion, retail and tourism sectors, Belfast City Council and Derry City and Strabane District Council are offering bespoke assistance to help you put your business start-up plan into action.

The City Start programme offers Go for It participants the opportunity to get their business off the ground. This support includes:

  • specialist one-to-one mentoring
  • access to workshops
  • incentives to turn your business start-up plan into action

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible you must:

  • have a business plan in either the food, fashion, retail or tourism sector (offered free of charge through the Go For It Programme)
  • have accessed support through Go for it
  • be in a position to start trading within six months
  • be based in either the Belfast City Council or Derry City and Strabane District Council areas
  • demonstrate potential to create one additional job within two years
  • not be an Invest NI client

Contact us now to register your interest!

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