The British Business Bank’s Start Up Loans programme has lent £500 million to UK small businesses since it was set up in 2012, with £7.3m being leant in NI, according to official figures published in June.
Technology has always changed how people live and created demand for new rules and regulations. But in the digital age new laws are urgently needed to protect the next generation of young people.
Financial incentives of £1,500 are on offer for budding Belfast entrepreneurs to help ‘kick start’ their business, thanks to a new, free programme launched this week by Belfast City Council.
Technology is changing the role of the finance director in all types of businesses, as automation and artificial intelligence spread into every function. As a result, finance personnel need to learn new skills and retain their ability to add worth to the business.
Work West recently celebrated the end of a successful three year delivery of the Belfast City Council ‘Go Social’ programme with an event showcasing social enterprise and cooperatives in the city.
‘Thinc schools’ by Work West is a No tech, experiential programme underpinned by creative practise and theory which creates a safe space for critical self-reflection allowing for the development of transferrable life skills.
In early June, Enterprise North West (ENW) continued their ‘Better Business’ series of workshops focusing on the needs and wants of local SMEs that they engage with everyday.