Business Start Up

Ortus offer a range of support initiatives to assist entrepreneurs in starting a business. Perhaps you have considered self employment and are unsure of a business idea, or have a firm idea that you need advice and guidance on how to take forward and require a business plan?

Some of the programmes available include:


Regional Start Initiative

  • The national business start up programme for Northern Ireland. Regional Start provides you with a range of guidance, support, training and business clinics and also ongoing support to help you develop and grow your business. Through this programme you receive a free of charge business plan and financials map plus one hour business mentoring.


Exploring Enterprise 3

  • Thinking about starting your own business but unsure where to start? This programme is a free course for those who are unemployed or work less than 16 hours per week. It’s a CCEA accredited course, lasts 8 days (over 4 weeks), provides you with a QCF in Understanding Business Enterprise and also gives you a free business plan written for you and your new business .


Start By Doing

  • Activity based workshops by Belfast City Council that help budding entrepreneurs take practical steps towards developing key business skills required for their business venture


SEED Franchisee Programme

  • The SEED Franchisor Programme offers a free comprehensive package of support to help you explore the potential that lies in the relatively untapped franchise market in Northern Ireland.


Start your new journey today, email or call 02890 311002.