Business Advice & Training

It is our mission to inspire and nurture entrepreneurs and guide them to success.  Here are some of our business training programmes which will provide individuals with advise in their startups.

Exploring Enterprise Programme

Exploring Enterprise was established in 2000 to represent the 28 Local Enterprise Agencies, Enterprise Northern Ireland have worked with thousands of entrepreneurs, helping them set up their business in Northern Ireland, and enabling them to grow and develop. Enterprise Northern Ireland helps local business on three levels: Supporting, Networking and Delivering.

Start Up Loans

Enterprise Northern Ireland (ENI) is the membership organisation for the network of Local Enterprise Agencies (LEAs) across Northern Ireland. ENI has 28 member LEAs covering each of the council areas across Northern Ireland. Each LEA offers a range of business support services to both new and existing businesses.

CEO (Creative Entrepreneurs Online)

CEO will assist creative industry entrepreneurs to learn new skills, sell their products and service online and ultimately make increased profits. In addition, CEO will also benefit the vocational and higher education communities by providing up to the minute open education resources and developing an innovative triple helix model of Industry – Education cooperation.

Co-Innovate Programme

In an ever changing and increasingly competitive market place, innovation is integral to business growth and success. The Co-Innovate Programme (supported by the European Union’s INTERREG VA funding), is designed to support SMEs and micro-businesses in Northern Ireland, the Border Region of Ireland, and Western Scotland to deliver success through innovation.

ENTER (Enterprise In Interface)

ENTER – Enterprise in Interface. Interface areas where conflict is a present threat are increasingly common across European cities and urban areas. The conflicts are generally religious, ethnic or politically motivated and result in an increase in economic and social disadvantage for the people living in these interface areas.

Young Community Mediators

Young Community Mediators are a group established with the purpose of equipping young people with the knowledge and skills to become peer mediators, empowering the youth of society to play a greater role in addressing conflict in the community around them thus helping to create a brighter future.

Data Set Business programme

DATA SET is an EU Erasmus+ project bringing together project partners and experts from the United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Spain, Denmark and Ireland.

Kick Start programme

We’re offering you an extra boost of business advice and practical support to help kick-start your business.

This programme offers:

  • one-to-one mentoring
  • access to workshops
  • incentives

Feel Good with Food

Are you in need of tea-time inspiration? Do you want to cook healthier meals for you and your family? Are you looking for quick and easy dinner recipes? Yes?! Then check out “Feel Good With Food”!

Feel Good with Food is a series of online cookery shows for individuals as well as community groups living in the Urban Villages area of East Belfast.
Hosted and delivered by self-confessed “foodie” Rosemary Morrison each episode will bring you tasty, value-for-money, and
easy to make meals.

Taking place on Zoom, each episode will last no longer than one hour and so you can choose to cook along with the host or simply watch and learn from the helpful hints and tips on nutrition and cost-saving recipe ideas. Recipes include Italian Meatballs with Spaghetti, Chicken sate skewers, and Keema curry!
To find out more and to register on an upcoming episode, join our Facebook Group:

If you would like to arrange an episode for your Community Group please email Rosemary Morrison on

A/R Story Belfast

The East Belfast A/R Story project has been led and coordinated by East Belfast Enterprise, with technical support and content creation provided by Creative Conspiracy and a range of community partners and businesses within East Belfast. This project, now running 3 years, was only made possible with funding support provided by Urban Villages via the T:BUC initiative.

EMINENT Programme


EMINENT will boost the number of female migrant entrepreneurs by transforming their access to quality training & equipping entrepreneurship educators in VET institutions with the necessary resources.

Street Culture For Regions

Street Culture or Regions

Street culture is a rapidly evolving area of economic activity and includes urban arts and creative industries (e.g. pop culture), fashion, food, tourism and more, all of which offer opportunities for innovative, entrepreneurial start-ups. However, given its informal roots and sometimes negative connotations, it has not been “on the radar” for focused enterprise development.

Street Culture for Regions (SCR) will change this by guiding and equipping entrepreneurship education providers to make the most of street culture opportunities for skills’ development and economic and social inclusion in our cities and regions.

SCR will make a compelling and very tangible contribution to social inclusion. By using the relatability and attractiveness of street culture as a potential business area, we will bring those on the margins of society – NEETs, those from ethnic minorities or migrant backgrounds, and those from deprived neighbourhoods – into both entrepreneurship training and meaningful economic activity.

SCR has been carefully designed to produce a series of results which deliver positive outcomes in terms of skills development for potential entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship educators, as well as boosting our capacity for innovation and inclusion within our wider vocational education system.

The most tangible results emerging from the project will be our resources, each of which has a specific target group(s) in mind and fulfil a specific objective in terms of attitudinal change, knowledge acquisition and/or skills development.

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