Strategy in Business Initiative
About the initiative
Recruitment for this programme has now closed.
We offer a programme of support for small businesses and social enterprises seeking to grow their business in the Belfast City Council area.
Gain the tools and knowledge to develop your business plan for growth.
The programme will support 15 businesses.
Baseline assessment and health check
A needs assessment will be carried out by an experienced mentor at your business premises to ascertain your current position and determine your company's particular needs.
- Business development workshops
A series of practical workshops on the key themes facing your business such as identifying and exploiting the opportunity, identifying and exploiting strategic resources, including finance, human and technology. Each workshop will be delivered as an interactive group training session with inspiring guest speakers. On successful completion of the four workshops, you will receive an award from the University of Ulster in Professional Development (in Business Strategy).
One-to-one business mentoring
Up to five days mentoring is available to each business. Provided by experienced mentors this will be flexible and tailored to your business to support the development and implementation of your strategic action plan.
At the end of the programme, a final event will be held to summarise the learning of the programme by setting the scene ahead with key speakers from the local business community.
In order to support the learning, and help to implement your strategic plan, you will have the opportunity to compete for a £500 bursary provided by Work West.
All interested participants are asked to apply to the programme, allowing us to assess your eligibility for the initiative and ensure you will get the most from it. Participating businesses are asked to contribute a small fee of £200 plus VAT when accepted on to the programme.
Contact informationFor further information, please contact:
Telephone: 028 9050 0504
This project is part financed by the European Regional Development Fund under the European Sustainable Competitiveness Programme for Northern Ireland.