Pop-up shops programme for Mid and East Antrim retailers

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This programme provides participants with the skills to get started in retail and the opportunity to sell their products

Mid and East Antrim Borough Council is offering people the opportunity to test out whether they would like to go into retail by taking on a pop-up shop in Ballymena, Larne or Carrickfergus.

The Start Up in Retail Programme will provide those who are keen with the skills to get started and the opportunity to sell their products.

This free programme is open to those who would like to start or have recently set up a retail focused business in arts, crafts, artisan food or fashion.

Programme details
Through online workshops, participants will learn about:

  • developing their brand
  • marketing their business
  • selling in-store and online
  • visual merchandising
  • environmental health

They will also receive up to 12 hours specialist retail focused mentoring to include product development, e-commerce, brand/logo development and managing a retail business.

Find out more and apply
The programme will give participants the opportunity to test trade in Carrickfergus, Ballymena or Larne Pop-Up Shop before Christmas.

All applicants must be at least 18 years old and based in the Mid and East Antrim Borough Council area.

The closing date is 12:00 on Monday 5 October 2020.

Find out more and apply for the Start Up in Retail Programme.