How to start a business in Northern Ireland



Your local council will provide you with support designed to help you start your own business. This free help is available to anyone interested in starting a business in Northern Ireland.

Some council areas may offer additional support. You can find out what specific help is available by contacting your local council directly.

This guide highlights how you can get help to develop a business plan through your local council and how you can contact your local council for start a business support.

Free business start-up support

Access free start-up business support from your local council. If you have a great idea but you're not sure how to turn it into a business, or you have already started out in business and require mentorship on your next steps, Go Succeed Start experts will help you to create a business plan, seek funding and put all the foundations in place to get your business up and running.

Complete a short enquiry form or call 0800 027 0639 to register for this free advice and guidance.

  • Start a business Helpline
    0800 027 0639