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Seed Stage: Get Planning and Generating Small Business Ideas

OK. You’ve had some cracking small business ideas.

However, have you mulled it over? Thought it through? Examined your business idea from every angle? Talked about it with someone who has already been down a similar business journey?

Welcome to the Seed Stage of your small business ideas. This is what it’s all about – testing the viability of your business idea and then helping you get your first Business Plan into shape.

And that’s precisely what our Seed Stage information will help you with. With helpful resources; templates and checklists to help expand and develop your business idea; and industry insights to help you learn from others who have been down the same road. There is everything you need in order to help grow your business idea, shape it into a business plan, and make your business a reality.

Local success stories

Tools and Resources

Industry Insights

Is Your Business Communicating Securely?

Communication is fundamental to the success of your business. As a business owner, you need to communicate effectively with suppliers, investors, customers and any other necessary stakeholders to operate smoothly. But can you guarantee that your messages are securely delivered? Whether you’re...

Consumer confidence in NI

Consumer confidence in Northern Ireland declined by five points between the third and fourth quarter of 2016, according to the latest Danske Bank research. The Danske Bank Northern Ireland Consumer Confidence Index fell by five points from 137 in the third quarter of 2016 to 132 in Q4. The index...

Do I need a business plan? 

When you’re in the thick of things, a business plan may seem like an unnecessary chore - you're beginning to feel like you know what you’re doing and besides you're too busy just keeping things ticking over to have time for paperwork. But that’s just how you roll – isn’t it?...