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Could your business idea bring Armagh to life at night?

COULD YOUR BUSINESS IDEA BRING ARMAGH CITY TO LIFE AT NIGHT?
Armagh City and District Council is seeking out entrepreneurs who can help contribute to making Armagh become a leading night-time destination.The Evening and Night-Time Economy Programme will equip budding entrepreneurs with the skills necessary to set up their business idea and answer those all important questions such as investigating market research, writing a business plan and tax requirements.The programme is designed for individuals whose business idea can boost the evening economy in areas such as food, retail, culture, arts and hospitality or perhaps a unique idea that hasn’t been thought of before and requires a helping hand to get it off the ground.

The evening economy and night-time initiative aim is to ensure citizens and visitors can enjoy the vibrant city after 5pm offering a range of services and attractions that appeal to both young people and old.

The programme part financed by Invest Northern Ireland and the European Development Fund under the European Sustainable Competitiveness Programme for Northern Ireland offers one-to-one mentoring, skills workshops and access to funders and industry specialists.

Cathy O’Kane, Evening Economy Development Officer at Armagh City & District Council said, “For our evening economy to grow we need to support innovative businesses that will contribute to the City’s success. The programme’s tailored support will help those through the process of taking an idea and turning it into reality and we hope to see some very successful businesses emerge from this programme and contribute to bringing Armagh City to life in the evenings”.

The Enterprise Programme is open to anyone dedicated to opening their own business to help develop the evening and night-time economy in the Armagh City and District Council.

The deadline for applications is 5pm on 23rd January 2014 and for more information or an application form please contact Cathy O’Kane on 028 37529600 or email cathy.o’kane@armagh.gov.uk

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