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City for growth

Business support

  • Funding

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    This project is part funded by Invest Northern Ireland and the European Regional Development Fund under the Investment for Growth and Jobs Northern Ireland (2014-2020) Programme.

  • About the programme

    Do you run a small business or enterprise in Belfast?

    If you’ve been trading for more than a year and would like to grow your business, then register for our free business support.

    You’ll benefit from:

    • Flexible, one-to-one specialist mentoring with an experienced business advisor; they’ll review your business and help you implement a plan for growth
    • Workshops and networking events to help you build on the learning from your mentoring sessions
    • An opportunity to attend group mentoring sessions with like-minded business owners

    Our mentors can support you in areas including:

    • Marketing and social media
    • Securing finance and financial planning
    • Sales development
    • Product or process development and commercialisation
    • Market intelligence and analysis of emerging market opportunities
    • People and human resource management, including hiring new staff
    • Business planning, improvement and efficiency
    • Export development
    • System and process improvement, including use of new IT and software
    • Strategic management, including change management
  • How to register

    To register, please complete our business registration form. For more information, contact our Economic Development Unit on 028 9027 0482 or email economicdevelopment@belfastcity.gov.uk

    Small and micro businesses, social enterprises and co-operatives (fewer than 50 employees) trading for a year or more who can demonstrate export, innovation or product improvement potential – and the likelihood of creating at least one additional job.

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