Starting a business

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Starting a business

There is much to plan when starting a business. Thankfully, there’s plenty of help available. We can guide you through the process of turning your idea into a successful and well-run business. Use our support and take the first step towards your future business today.

Business sales and marketing

How to start a business in Northern Ireland

Access support and guidance from your local council to develop a business plan Read more >

Business structures

Legal structures: the basics

Company, partnership or sole trader - find the right structure for your business Read more >

Plan your business

Choose the right name for your business

Guidance to help you name your business, including business name rules and regulations Read more >

Write a business plan

Prepare a successful business plan

Create a realistic, working business plan when starting your business Read more >

Setting up a pop-up shop Play

Setting up a successful pop-up shop

Stevie Haller explains how he used a pop-up shop to test the market for his restaurant Watch now >