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Start Your Own Business in County Down

Free start-up resources and useful local contacts.

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Start Your Own Business in County Down

If you are thinking about starting a business in County Down or would like to grow your existing business, you have come to the right place!

Start Your Own Business in County Down contains resources and the information that will help give your venture the best chance of success. It also highlights organisations who offer friendly business advice and services that you need.

We have been helping start-ups and existing business owners in County Down since 2005 and a list of key local contacts can be found below.

Starting a business in County Down

Popular resources

There is plenty of help locally but where can it be found? We would love to point you in the right direction.

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Download the 2021 edition of our Free Start Your Own Business guide

An interactive step-by-step guide which also includes all of the most important subjects covered in an easy to read way. links to key contacts such as HMRC, Companies House etc. are contained along with a useful step-by-step checklist.

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Key Contacts in County Down

'You don't know what you don't know' is a phrase that is so applicable to starting a new business. County Down is a great place for start-ups but your chances of success are dramatically improved if you make the most of the support that is available locally. Click on logos to visit their websites.

Advice

Enterprise Northern Ireland
If you are at start-up stage - which can extend from having a busines idea right through to £50k turnover and/or trading for less than 2 years - we have a range of suppport and advice services to get you started or helped into the growth and acceleration stage. Enterprise Northern Ireland manages the Exploring Enterprise 3 Programme, and are delivering the business start-up programme in many Council areas. Both programmes help those with a business idea take the first step - you can find further information on them in this section. We are also the representative body for the network of Local Enterprise Agencies, all of which offer quality business accommodation and advice services. So if you're not sure where or how to start, or you want to connect locally with your nearest Local Enterprise Agency, either click here or visit the blue navigation above to find out what's happening in your local council area ... and then we'd advise you make an appointment, pop by and have a look for yourself!
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Start-up Steps

We have created a collection of start-up steps articles to help anyone with whatever stage they are on with their business journey. Hundreds of thousands of people have gone before you and we can learn from what they got right and avoid the things that have been proved not to work so well.

You can see the full list of 'steps' at: Startup Steps