Go Succeed Start | NI Business Support

You've got an idea, 

let's make it a business.

What is Go Succeed Start?

Go Succeed is the new go-to source for expert business advice led by Northern Ireland's eleven local councils. It provides advice and guidance for people who have recently started their own business or who have an idea for a new business and need help turning it into a reality.

Who is Go Succeed Start for?

Make dreams a reality with Go Succeed Start. This service focuses on providing you with the comprehensive tools and plans needed to get your business up and running. Got a passion and not sure if you could make money from it? We’ll help you every step of the way!

How to start your business with Go Succeed Start

Go Succeed Start’s dedicated business expert(s) will work with you to create a tailored plan that best suits your business needs. We can also support you to develop a business idea, if you don’t have one yet. Rest assured, the expert(s) assigned to you will have a deep understanding of your business sector and area and you will have the opportunity to contact them at any stage for advice. A host of learning materials will be made available and you will be invited to attend business webinars and events. We can also help with applications for funding support if it is needed to help your business progress.

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Step 1

Register with Go Succeed and within three days a member of the team will be in touch.

Step 2

Sign up for events, webinars and training through our events page and the mentor will also support you to identify events and peer support networks to meet your needs.

Step 3

Your dedicated expert will create a bespoke plan based on your requirements to help make your idea a reality or take your start up to the next level. Your needs will be tailored based on what stage you are at.


Yes, Go Succeed is for you and we can support you to develop your business idea. Go Succeed is the new go-to source for expert business advice led by Northern Ireland's eleven local councils. Whether you're a budding entrepreneur just starting out; are looking to grow your business; or are planning to scale up; our team of industry experts will provide tailored support and guidance to help you achieve your business goals.

We can support your business if it is legally registered in Northern Ireland. This includes online businesses that sell products abroad. Please talk to us about your circumstances if you are unsure.

This service is free of charge with funding provided from UK Shared Prosperity Fund. We can support businesses with grant funding however we do request a 30% match fund from the business. Your mentor will be able to advise you on this.

Go Succeed Start aims to support individuals who might have a business idea and who are thinking of starting a business. We can support you with masterclasses, access to grant funding, online business plan resources, one to one mentoring and peer support networks.

The Go Succeed Grant is for businesses currently accessing support via the Go Succeed service and who have identified a barrier to growth. You must have completed 50% of the mentoring with your mentor before applying and be actively trading. The grant supports businesses who are or who have the potential to become an employer business or social economy enterprise with a minimum of one full time employee and less than 50 full time employees.