You may need support to start up or grow your business. There are several local sources of business advice and financial support.
Enterprise Northern Ireland
Enterprise Northern Ireland can support your business, whether you are starting up or looking to grow. It provides:
- professional advisers
- business finance
- industrial and office space
- programmes supporting business growth
- support for businesses obtaining new technology
Enterprise Northern Ireland has a network of offices across Northern Ireland. County Londonderry has the following enterprise agencies - Causeway Enterprise Agency, Roe Valley Enterprises, and Workspace Enterprises which is located in both Draperstown and Magherafelt.
- Find out more about Causeway Enterprise Agency services.
- Read about Roe Valley Enterprises Ltd.
- Find out more information about Workspace Enterprises.
Local Chambers of Commerce
The Londonderry Chamber of Commerce brings businesses together and promotes economic development through its directory of members.
The Coleraine Borough Chamber of Commerce & Industry aim to help businesses in the area develop, grow and access other businesses through networks and promote best practice.
Northern Ireland business support finder
The business support finder is a searchable database that can help you find publicly-funded and not-for-profit sources of assistance you may be eligible to apply for. Support may be available in a number of forms, including financial assistance and free or subsidised advice services. There may also be specific initiatives to help with starting up, managing or growing a business.
It is vital to take proper legal and financial advice when setting up a business. The Law Society of Northern Ireland has a list of local solicitors in the region. It can help to put you in touch with employment and commercial lawyers.
You may also be looking for financial and tax advice. ACCA Ireland, a professional accountancy body, has an online directory of accountants. It also gives advice on choosing an accountant.
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