There are 28 Local Enterprise Agencies (LEA's) in Northern Ireland, run by an amazing team of over 400 people who are dedicated to helping businesses to start up and grow. Most are on business parks or in business centres where you can rent hotdesks, office spaces or industrial units to run and grow your business from. There are also meetings rooms and conference facilities available to the public at extremely reasonable rates. As well as property the LEA's run the business start-up and business growth programmes you will have seen advertised, such as the Go for It and Exploring Enterprise (EEP) Programmes, as well as various other fantastic courses, workshops and 'How to...' clinics that are incredibly valuable for N.Irish SME's and entrepreneurs. Most are FREE which is even better! On this page you can see what's on in your region and around Northern Ireland, and if you can't find what you want then head to this page to find the LEA nearest to you, give them a call or connect and they'll be happy to help.
23rd January 2019
Have a business idea and not too sure how to progress with it?
Looking to find out how to get your business idea from your head to fruition?
Need some help and support?
Looking to learn the key steps?
If you have answered YES to the above then this Mind Your Business clinic is just for you.
24th January 2019
Instagram has grown exponentially to over 800m users with people flocking to the platform daily. A lot of this growth has been driven by Instagram stories and the new shopping feature within the app. Businesses need to recognise these opportunities and capitalise on this growth. In this 3-hour workshop we will explore the main features of Instagram and review top preforming case studies.
30th January 2019
Starting a business and not sure of the finance side?
Need some help with your pricing?
Not sure of business costs?
Need help with cashflow and books?
If you have answered YES to the above then this Mind Your Finance clinic is just for you.
21st February 2019
This 3-hour workshop will demonstrate how you can use LinkedIn to drive more business leads, build your network and become more connected and recognised in your industry. This workshop is suitable for users of all levels from beginners to experienced users.
20th March 2019
If you are currently using social media and want to learn more about reaching new customers through social media advertising, then this workshop is for you.
25th April 2019
There are many elements to consider when choosing a website solution for your business and in this workshop, we consider things to be aware of. We will advise how you can set up your own domain and get a suitable hosting package.