Business Support & Services
Antrim Enterprise supports individuals into self-employment and along their entrepreneurial journey; regardless of where they are on that journey.
Antrim Enterprise is passionate about encouraging and supporting individuals into self-employment and the younger the better.
That is why we are actively involved in enterprise education initiatives throughout Antrim & Newtownabbey borough both in and out of school.
We understand that some people reach a crossroads in their life and are not sure what to do or even if self-employment is for them. As such our range of pre-start support helps individuals to develop their own skill sets, research business ideas and look at what is involved in setting up and running a business.
So you are ready to take that leap into self-employment but just not sure where to begin? Rest assured our team of experienced business advisers are there to support your journey, providing guidance and support on setting up and running a business regardless of business type or sector.
Whether you want to increase sales in or outside of NI, develop your range of services or products, take on additional staff or need finance, together we can find the answer to help you develop and implement growth in your business.
Trusted by Many Local Businesses
Take a look at how Antrim Enterprise has helped many businesses on their journey.
The Covid-19 lockdown may have put an end to live tuition sessions, but Pauline Nelson from Ballyclare, a former primary school teacher, didn't let that stop her as she developed her fledging tutoring business. Like her pupils she had to do a lot of learning herself - transferring all she taught online and making it just as much fun as before!
After graduating from University, local entrepreneur, Ethan Savage was finding it difficult to secure work as he did not have the required years of experience that employers were looking for. Not letting this stop him from pursuing his passion for design, he set up his own business in August 2019 and the rest is history.
Ryan McCreanor who previously worked for the Canadian Government as a cannabis educator; returned home to Northern Ireland and noticed the CBD & medical cannabis industries were booming but there was a severe lack of trustworthy education.
Rachel Jameson from Randalstown started her own business, Mean Protein in Spring 2020, with the core objective of helping people achieve their fitness goals through educating them on the importance of protein and with more and more people turning to fitness during lockdown, the idea was born.
Andrew Kelly from Newtownabbey started his business AK Videography in early 2020 and whilst it was slightly delayed due to Covid 19, he hasn’t let the pandemic blur his dream of running his own business. AK Videography is a digital content production company offering not just video content creation but photography, social media workshops and content audits.
It all stemmed from when I was young and my grandmother, who was suffering from cancer at the time, would ask me to massage her and I noticed how much it helped her. My parents then bought me a massage book and as a teenager I used to massage family and friends. Then, when we moved to Germany, I joined the Youth Training Scheme and worked in a gym. I completed aerobics courses and the passion for fitness grew from there