Go For It – Support for starting a business
Thinking of starting a business? You’ll need a business plan. We’ve helped hundreds of people to start their own business – and you could be next! Through the Go for it programme we provide free support to entrepreneurs in Coleraine, Ballymoney, Ballycastle and the surrounding towns and villages to turn their ideas into a reality.
The Go for it programme provides you with professional business mentoring and support tailored to your business idea and will help you develop your business objectives, strategies, sales, marketing and financial forecasts.
The programme will help you to:
- Clarify and focus your business idea.
- Spot potential problems.
- Complete your research.
- Set out your goals.
- Understand finance forecasting.
- Measure your progress.
- Develop your written business plan
- Access finance to start and grow your business.
We have a team of business advisors located in Coleraine, Ballymoney and Ballycastle who will provide step-by-step support and mentoring through the business planning process.
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Ten years ago, Frances Galbraith took a year out from her job with Ulster Bus, packed her bags and travelled the world. Where many leave these shores never to return, seduced by chilled out Thailand, Aussie beach culture, or the bright lights of the Big Apple, it had quite the opposite effect on Frances.
Babushka…much more than a daily grind
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Ready to start your business? We would love to help you get started!
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