Guide

Set up a pop-up shop

Introduction

Pop-up shops are temporary retail spaces. This short-term approach to running a business can be used for product promotion, brand awareness, and testing the market.

Pop-up shops can be great drivers of sales and awareness in product retail, from clothing to seasonal goods, or short-term food sales from a snack food operation to a restaurant. They are a great outlet for innovation and creativity, and can be a good first step for an entrepreneur looking to establish to a more permanent business.

This guide will help you to understand the process involved in planning and setting up your pop-up business in Northern Ireland. It will also point to further information on the main aspects of setting up, how to avoid pitfalls, and turn your pop-up business into a success.

Free business start-up support

Access free start-up business support from your local council. Contact them to get one-to-one advice from a business advisor and tailored guidance to develop your business plan.