Getting started in retail

  • Start a retail business

    An overview of starting a retail business in Northern Ireland, looking at the challenges, the support available and the possible rewards

  • 600 small business ideas

    Detailed guides on over 600 small business trades and sectors for start-up research, market trends and sector regulations

  • Set up a pop-up shop

    How to set up a pop-up shop in Northern Ireland, explore new market opportunities and improve sales.

  • Buy a franchise

    What franchising is, how to find and assess franchise opportunities and how to buy a franchise.

  • Buy an existing business

    Advantages and disadvantages of buying an existing business including how to assess and value it.