If you’ve decided on your business idea and you want the behind the scenes business knowledge then we may be able to help. At Ards Business Centre, we believe that you – our clients – bring the business ideas and we teach you the business knowledge. We believe that providing guidance and support is the key to success.

“People should pursue what they’re passionate about.  That will make them happier than pretty much anything else.” – Elon Musk.



Go For It programme workshops

If you are thinking of starting your own business but need some guidance to get started, these workshops could be ideal for you.

You must be registered on the Go For It programme before attending these workshops. To find out more contact 028 9181 9787 or visit https://www.goforitni.com/.


Tuesday 11th June 2019 (6pm – 8pm) Researching and understanding your market

Tuesday 18th June 2019 (6pm-8pm) Preparing to market 

Tuesday 25th June 2019 (6pm-8pm) Understanding finance 

Tuesday 2nd July 2019 (6pm-8pm) Planning and informing the right people



The Handcrafted Gallery – Creative Industry support initiative 

007A9388 (1)Ards Business Centre Ltd. have opened a retail platform, The Handcrafted Gallery, at Unit 3, The Precinct, South Street, Newtownards, BT23 4JT.

This platform offers a physical retail space for local makers to sell their products and a bespoke programme of support for those who are starting or running a business in the creative industries sector within Northern Ireland.

To find out more email: retail@ardsbusiness.com. Click HERE to see our upcoming workshops. 


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