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City for business

City for start-ups

  • Do you have a business idea?

    If you're in the process of starting or have recently started a business, social enterprise or co-operative and need guidance to develop your business strategy, our support programmes can help.

    Our free, tailored business support includes:

    • knowledge and insight from business experts
    • workshops
    • incentives
  • Assessing your needs

    You can complete an online registration form (link opens in new window) and tell us about your business support needs. Our team will assess your information and contact you within three working days to outline support available to you. 

  • Business Start support

    We offer support programmes including: 

  • Test your trade at St George’s Market

    We’re offering Go Succeed programme participants an opportunity to test their trade at St George's Market. You will have the chance to test your product or service up to six times.

    Find out more about Test Trading opportunities at St George’s Market

  • Rebel Business School

    Rebel on Demand will give you the information, inspiration and practical help you need to get your business idea up and running. They’ve collected videos, podcasts, blogs and information from their live events to give you a service you can enjoy free every day at any time. 

    To register and use these resources, go to Rebel on Demand - Rebel Business School (link opens in a new window). 

  • Spare Room to Stellar

    Spare Room to Stellar shares the stories and lessons of three businesses that started in spare rooms in Belfast and now compete on a global scale. The businesses are Blk Box, BPerfect Cosmetics and Suki Tea.

    Inspired by these three films, existing and ‘would be’ entrepreneurs can book a free consultation where you’ll be signposted to the most relevant sources of support for your idea or early stage business, including:

    • development programmes
    • premises
    • networks
    • funding or other springboards and incentives
  • Business case study

    No matter how big or small your idea is, Belfast City Council can help turn your idea into a successful business. See how our support was instrumental in helping Stacey Quinn set up her business ‘Sports 4 Autism’.

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Contact us

For more information and advice, get in touch.

028 9027 0482

Economic Development, 4th floor, 9 Adelaide, 9-21 Adelaide Street, Belfast, BT2 8DJ

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