Amplify Mid and East Antrim

Start up Support

We have various support available for Start Up's such as: 

Fresh Start
Go For It

 Fresh Start

Are you looking for a Fresh Start or want to become your own boss?

Taking the form of blended workshops, the Fresh Start Programme aims to provide support to people who want to explore the opportunities available to them through entrepreneurship/self-employment.

This FREE programme does not require you to have any knowledge of self-employment, just an interest in finding out more.

The programme will be delivered by workshops/webinars on a range of introductory business topics and group and one-to-one mentoring.

To find out more information and to register contact Anne Taylor on T: 028 2826 9973 or M: 07860 951 733 or E: or

Go For It

The Go For It programme provides step by step advice and one to one mentoring to anyone who is thinking of starting a business. 

Focusing on guidance to help you produce your own business plan, the programme is delivered free of charge through a network of local enterprise delivery agents.

Go For It is part-funded by Invest Northern Ireland and the European Regional Development Fund under the Investment for Growth & Jobs Northern Ireland (2014 – 2020) Programme.

You will be connected with an experienced business advisor in your area who will provide you with one-to-one support and mentoring focused on developing your business plan.

Schedule an appointment with your local Business Advisor and get started today.

A business plan describes your business proposal; it covers objectives, strategies, sales, marketing and financial forecasts.

A business plan helps you to:

  • Clarify and focus on your business idea.
  • Spot potential problems.
  • Complete your research.
  • Set out your goals.
  • Understand and prepare financial forecasts.
  • Measure your progress.
  • Access finance to start and grow your business.

The programme provides advice and guidance but does not provide grants or financial support; your advisor will be able to make you aware of financial supports in your area.

For more information visit the Go For It website or phone T: 0800 027 0639.

Spark – fire up your business potential

Spark offers specialist mentoring support to this business in the start-up phase of trading.

To access support from the programme your business must be:

  • Based within the area of Mid and East Antrim Borough Council
  • Intending to start trading within three months
  • Trading up to one year

As part of the programme, you will benefit from:

  • Business diagnostic
  • Specialist one-to-one business mentoring and advice
  • Future planning and goal setting

To find out further details contact:
T: 028 2563 3363

You can also register your interest for the programme via the Amplify portal.