If you have a business idea brewing but are unsure how to bring it to life, Craigavon Borough Council has all the information you need.
A fact-filled booklet entitled ‘A guide to starting a business in Craigavon’ was launched by the Mayor of Craigavon, Councillor Mark Baxter during EU SME (Small to Medium Sized Enterprises) week.
Craigavon Borough Council is an avid supporter of SMEs and has a number of ongoing projects that offer support, advice and guidance to businesses in the area – and this guide is the latest assistance.
The guide is a ‘one-stop-shop’ aimed at making it easier for SMEs to start-up and to help current SMEs to grow. It is a directory of information signposting businesses to a variety of agencies that can all help with starting a business. This includes programmes of support, sources of finance, legal issues, operational issues, marketing and much more.
“We are delighted to launch this guide to all those who have either started a business and may need some further support or to those who have an idea but just aren’t sure where to begin,” commented the Mayor of Craigavon, Councillor Mark Baxter.
“It can be very difficult trying to start a business and to know how to bring an idea to life - this guide features a wealth of information to ensure that you are contacting the right people who can help turn an idea into a reality.”
Councillor Carla Lockhart, Chair of the Development Committee is delighted to be adding to the support already in place for SMEs in the area.
“As we are seeing the green shoots of economic recovery, now is the time to further the growth of an already vibrant small business sector within the Borough,” she commented.
“We are encouraging entrepreneurs to consider this as the right time to explore their business idea and consider starting their own small businesses. We are well aware that this can be a daunting prospect for anyone and through this signposting guide we have tried to ease this process.”
SME week is coordinated by the European Commission and promotes enterprise across Europe.