A new business which supports its customers with a wide range of office administration duties, has received start up support from the recently launched Mid Ulster Business Start Programme and is going from strength to strength.
PA-Your Way is a virtual business that can support one off projects to ad hoc duties or on-going support to meet the business customer’s needs. Its services include clerical, administrative, secretarial, HR administration, performance analysis to event management support.
The new business prides itself on offering a dynamic and innovative alternative approach to employing staff as and when required, which could have a detrimental approach on cash flow and profitability for a small business.
The Mid Ulster Business Start Programme is a joint initiative between Mid Ulster District Council and the Mid Ulster Enterprise Partnership. The programme aims to encourage potential new starts to produce a business plan as one of the key early steps to starting their new business and moving into self-employment, and will provide FREE tailored advisory and training support to individuals at this critical start-up stage.
Just recently launched, the programme has already seen a number of new entrepreneurs who have taken advantage of the local support on offer.
Councillor Trevor Wilson, Chair of Mid Ulster District Council, congratulated Alison, saying, “Council is delighted to see a local business reaping the benefits of the Mid Ulster Business Start Programme and we’d encourage all our local entrepreneurs to go for it in the same way PA–Your Way has done. Mid Ulster has a strong entrepreneurial culture, and it’s one of our strategic priorities to help create the conditions for growth in the area and to maximise opportunities to create and grow district wide businesses and investment.”
Proprietor Alison Campbell, is extremely thankful to the Mid Ulster Business Start Programme. She said, ‘My business advisor was fantastic in shaping my business idea and getting me prepared to take the next step on my business start journey. My business plan is a blue print of how I plan to develop/grow my business over the next few years’.
Andrea McGuckin, Business Development Officer of Cookstown Enterprise Centre added, ‘The underlining foundation of any new business – is that all important business plan. It is a road map for the business to use and implement to ensure growth and development as well as being used to secure finance. We were delighted to support Alison in growing her business by helping her produce a comprehensive and useful business plan.’
The Programme is being delivered by Mid Ulster Enterprise Partnership (a consortium led by Dungannon Enterprise Centre, Cookstown Enterprise Centre, Workspace Ltd).
Recruitment to the Mid Ulster Business Start Programme is open for applications. If you have a new business idea, please contact: Lucy McCreesh at Dungannon Enterprise Centre on 028 8772 3489.