How to start a business in Northern Ireland



Your local council will provide you with support designed to help you start your own business.  It includes tailored guidance from a business advisor to develop your business plan. 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.

  • Start a business Helpline
    0800 027 0639
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