Local Council Support News - 17th January 2024

We have updated our website to include details on the latest Council support across Northern Ireland.

Go Succeed

Go Succeed is funded by the UK government through its Levelling Up Fund, and it offers easy-to-access advice and support for businesses whether you are looking to get started, grow, or realise your ambitions and scale locally or internationally.

All 11 council areas are covered by this £17 million investment in business talent, so wherever you are in Northern Ireland - Go Succeed’s business experts are ready to help your business fulfil its potential. More information is available here or for upcoming webinars that any business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs across Northern Ireland can attend for expert advice and support visit here.

Please find below specific upcoming events organised for Mid and East Antrim businesses:

Getting Ready to Engage with the Travel Trade

Tuesday 6th February 2024 at 9am - 11:30am.

This workshop is aimed at tourism businesses who want to learn about pitching to the travel trade. The workshop will look at brand alignment with Tourism NI's Embrace a Giant Spirit brand, and also at what the overseas buyer looks for.

Find out more and get tickets here.

Digital Marketing in the Tourism and Hospitality Sectors

Tuesday 13th February 2024 at 9am to 11:30am.

This workshop is for tourism and hospitality businesses that use, or should use, social media and digital marketing. It will provide an overview of the three main forms of social media: Facebook, Instagram and Tik Tok. It will give you a better understanding of how you can use them to promote your business, with hints and tips on increasing the number of viewers and targeting the right customers.

Find out more and get tickets here.

Creating Content for Your Social Media using a Smart Phone

Tuesday 20th February 2024 at 10am to 11:30am.

This practical workshop will help you to take better photos and make suitable videos to use on your business social media.  It will show you how to do it and provide lots of tips and hints as to what works, what you can do to attract attention, and how to upload these to make sure the content and length are suitable. You will see examples and good ideas.

Find out more and get tickets here.

Are You a Good Leader?

Thursday 21st March 2024 at 12:30pm to 1:30pm.

Learn about different leadership styles and the skills needed to be a good leader. This workshop will look at different leadership styles and the key skills needed to lead and bring your team with you to help you grow your business. This will give you simple, practical skills and tips and a step-by-step guide to applying your leadership skills.

Find out more and get tickets here.