Starting your business

If you are interested in starting your own business now your experience with Young Enterprise may have been the catalyst or just the nudge in the right direction.  Here you’ll find some other organisations who will be able to support you through the start-up process with business planning, finance, networking and other aspects of business.

  • Invest NI: Go For It
    The Go For It Programme offers free one to one business advice regionally supported by each local council.

    • A one-to-one assessment meeting with a Business Advisor
    • Tailored guidance to develop your business plan
    • A finance and business planning workshop
    • Advice on how to access grants and funding
    • A one-to-one finance and business planning meeting
    • Best practice guides, tools, videos and more to help get you started
  • Enterprise Northern Ireland
    Enterprise NI provides training, business loans and premises for start up businesses. It also co-ordinates with Local Enterprise Agencies to provide premises for over 2,000 businesses.
  • Generation Innovation
    Generation Innovation is a network for Northern Ireland’s most ambitious, innovative, creative and entrepreneurial teens. Set up by the Northern Ireland Science Park, Generation Innovation is for those with the guts to dream big – budding entrepreneurs, gamers, App developers, programmers, engineers, scientists, designers and creatives.
  • NI Business Info
    NI Business Info is managed by Invest NI and is their official online channel for business advice and guidance in Northern Ireland.  It contains essential information, support and services for you and your business – whether you work for a large organisation or are on your way to starting up.