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How the Prince’s Trust can provide support to a self-employed young person

There are many agencies that exist in Northern Ireland that can support self-employed people, the Prince's Trust is just one of these agencies. Take a look at how the Prince's Trust can support a self-employed young person and how the other agencies can also support self-employed people.


The Prince's Trust

The Prince's Trust helps young people aged 19 to 39 who are unemployed to start up a business and become self-employed.

It supports a self-employed young person by:

  • giving advice on a range of areas like employment options that are available, business planning and funding

  • providing downloadable guides on business planning, sales and marketing and taxation

  • having a 24-hour helpline

www.princes-trust.org.uk


Northern Ireland Direct Government Services

Northern Ireland Direct Government Services help people to get new skills and provide guidance to those who want to be self-employed.

It supports a self-employed person by:

  • providing advice and guidance and tips on becoming self-employed.

  • using links on the website to direct the self-employed person to further information.

  • providing information about the benefits and drawbacks on being self-employed.

www.nidirect.gov.uk/information-and-services/plan-your-career/looking-new-career


Department for the Economy

The Department for the Economy helps to deliver government policy on areas such as tourism, economy and enterprise.

It supports a self-employed person by:

  • providing advice and information on particular sectors that a self-employed person may be interested in.

  • providing guidance on areas like economic policy and employment rights.

www.economy-ni.gov.uk


Invest NI

Invest NI gives advice and guidance to new and existing businesses on starting up or growing its business.

It supports a self-employed person by:

  • the Go For It programme.

  • giving advice on developing business plans and accessing funds.

  • having training meeting, workshops, online support and personal business advisers.

www.investni.com


NI Business Info

NI Business Info give advice on business, forming a business and running a business. It supports a self-employed person by:

  • providing comprehensive questions and answers to consider for new business start-ups.

  • using links on the website to direct the self-employed person to further information.

www.nibusinessinfo.co.uk


Enterprise Northern Ireland

Enterprise Northern Ireland represents local enterprise agencies in Northern Ireland. It supports a self-employed person by:

  • helping local entrepreneurs to grow and develop their businesses.

  • providing a network of assistance to help with start up, research and professional development.

  • offering guidance on grants and initiatives available to small businesses.

www.enterpriseni.com


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