Northern Ireland business networks



Networking is the art of making and maintaining business relationships that benefit you and your business. In a network you create and maintain your own web of contacts relevant to your career, business sector, market or region.

Successful networking has many advantages for businesses in Northern Ireland. It can help you to

  • raise your profile
  • meet new customers and suppliers
  • share ideas and knowledge 
  • source finance

This can be particularly important for start-up businesses that do not have an established network of contacts, or growing businesses that are entering new markets.

There are many opportunities and organisations around Northern Ireland that will help you build your own successful business network. This guide outlines what networks are available to Northern Ireland businesses and how to build your own business network.

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.

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