Entrepreneurs encouraged to ‘Go for It’ at Summer Start-Up event

Some of those at the event

Ballymena Business Centre has hosted a free Go For It -Summer Start-Up event aimed at local entrepreneurs across the borough who are taking the next steps to self-employment.

The free event run in partnership with Ballymena Business Centre and Mid and East Antrim Borough Council was held in the Midtown Makers Studio in Ballymena.

Attendees at the event availed of advice and support from trained business advisors and also get tips on finance from Ulster Bank representatives.

The Go For It programme provides individuals who wish to start a business with advice and capability to produce their own business plan and register for self-employment.

Mayor of Mid and East Antrim, Councillor Lindsay Millar, said: “Growing the economy is Council’s number one strategic priority and it is important that we are fully committed to supporting the growth of new businesses.

“I would encourage any individual with a business idea to register interest in council’s Go for It Programme where assistance is available to get your business plan off the ground.”

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.

Melanie Christie Boyle, Chief Executive, Ballymena Business Centre, said: “Ballymena Business Centre is here to help you set out your plan to start a business.

“Advice and guidance is free and open to everyone regardless if you are thinking about a full-time business or a part-time business to work around employment or family commitments, we are here to help you turn your ideas into a reality.”

To arrange a free meeting to develop your business plan with Mid and East Antrim Borough Council call 0800 027 0639 or visit goforitni.com. To contact Ballymena Business Centre call 028 2565 8616 or visit ballymenabusiness.co.uk

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