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Programmes for Sartups

We host many business training events at Ormeau Business Park. We can also provide mentoring support and signpost you to relevant programmes through our wide network.

Enterprise Northern Ireland start-up loans

Starting your business or have started a business within the last 12 months?

Enterprise Northern Ireland start-up loans

Are you starting a business?

Are you in the process of starting your business or have started a business within the last 12 months and need access to finance? Then an Enterprise Northern Ireland Start-Up Loan could be right for you.

The loan

  • Our loans are unsecured personal loans for the purposes of starting a business.

  • Loans of up to £10,000 repayable between 1 and 5 years;

  • Interest rates are fixed at 6% (6.2% APR);

  • No arrangement fees or early settlement penalties;

  • Up to a maximum of 15 hours mentoring support in the 12 month period following disbursement of the loan;

  • Access to a range of exclusive offers from Corporate Partners such as Regus, Ebay, PayPal and others;

Eligibility

All applicants must:

  • Be resident in the UK and over 18 years of age;

  • Not currently bankrupt of subject to an Individual Voluntary Arrangement;

  • Be able to demonstrate by means of a business plan and cash flow forecast a commercially viable business proposal;

All businesses must:

  • Be based in Northern Ireland;

  • Be legal, moral, non-discriminatory and must not undertake any activity which may offend public taste;

Go for it

Are you thinking of starting a business? You will need a business plan.

Go for it

Ormeau Business Park will assist you with developing a business plan. A business plan is a written document that describes your business. It covers objectives, strategies, sales, marketing and financial forecasts.

A business plan helps you to:

  • clarify your business idea

  • spot potential problems

  • set out your goals

  • measure your progress

  • access finance to start and grow your business

Co-Innovate

Nurturing ideas - growing success

Co-Innovate

Co-Innovate is an exciting new support programme to help you to

  • work smarter,

  • add value to your business,

  • stand out from the competition,

  • boost your bottom line.

What support is available?

Each company’s needs for innovation development will differ, so every company’s journey through the programme will be unique. Support provided will range from

  • Innovation workshops

  • Business health check

  • Detailed innovation audit

  • One-to-one mentoring

  • Co-Innovate will give you the tools and support to help you innovate, differentiate and compete successfully

Is my business eligible?

If you’re an SME from the manufacturing and tradeable services sector, based in Northern Ireland, you can apply.

How do I apply?

To find out more, contact Patricia McNeill at (028)90339906

email: info@ormeaubusinesspark.com

www.co-innovateprogramme.com

The Co-innovate Programme is supported by the European Union’s INTERREG VA Programme, managed by the Special EU programmes body.

Kick Start

Unlock the insight and connections to take your business to the next level

We are working together with Belfast City Council to offer new entrepreneurs a fantastic opportunity to get their business off the ground and into the city.

This support includes:

  • Specialist one-to-one mentoring

  • Access to workshops

  • Incentives to turn your business start-up plan into action.

  • Eligibility criteria


To be eligible you must:

  • Be in a position to start trading within six months

  • Be based in either the Belfast City Council area

  • Demonstrate potential to create one additional job within two years

Register your interest through our business registration form, call 028 9027 0482 or email economicdevelopment@belfastcity.gov.uk.

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