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Go For It Milestone

Derry City and Strabane District Council’s Go For It programme are celebrating a significant milestone after helping its 200th new local business to compile a business plan.

ENI Start Up Loans ‘races’ to the £5m mark

Enterprise Northern Ireland’s (ENI) Start Up Loan Fund has ‘raced’ to the £5million lending mark with the help of a few horses following a loan to Equine Dental Services in Newtownards. 

Carrickfergus Enterprise Skills Up

Over 20 local tourism businesses recently completed World Host Customer Service training at Carrickfergus Enterprise. The Mayor of Mid and East Antrim Borough Council, Councillor Lindsay Millar presented certificates to a selection of businesses such as hotels, tour companies and independent accommodation providers.

How Exploring Enterprise helped profoundly deaf Ruth grow her confidence and self esteem to start her own business

Ruth always dreamed of setting up her own children’s nursery and had been volunteering for Ballyclare Family Focus at the time and seen a real need for this so that was the start of her journey. Her heart was telling her what she needed to do but her head was telling her that she had no business skills and did not know anything about starting a business. This is where Exploring Enterprise intervened

How Exploring Enterprise helped Gareth overcome barriers to self-employment

His Story Having been in an accident previously and as a result, becoming an amputee, I had been out of work for a while. During this time I started to help a friend with his books and decided that I would like to do my book keeping qualifications and start up my own business. So, I completed SAGE Level 1-3 but was not sure if the direction I was going in was the right direction.