Explore It



The Yes You Can 'Explore It' initiative will be delivered across Northern Ireland by Women in Business in conjunction with our regional delivery partners. Explore It is designed to support you in turning your idea into reality. We will support you through 3 one-day workshops, 3 evening meet ups and 3 months of buddy support from an experienced female entrepreneur. 


  • Females with an idea for a business
  • Early stage start Up


Each area will have a group of 15 women who will be encouraged to work together on their business ideas. 

  • You will attend 3 one-day workshops that will cover getting started, marketing/selling and finance/operations. 
  • You will also be offered the opportunity to take part in 3 evening sessions with role models who will help you to problem solve. 
  • In addition to workshops, individuals will be allocated a Buddy who supports them through meetings, telephone calls and online communication over 3 months. You can avail of up to 8 hours of buddy support.


Explore It will be delivered throughout Northern Ireland from September to December. 

To view the delivery dates of your council area please click here

Applications are now closed in the following council areas:

  • Belfast City Council
  • Ards and North Down Borough Council
  • Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council
  • Mid and East Antrim Borough Council
  • Fermanagh and Omagh District Council
  • Mid Ulster District Council
  • Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council
  • Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council

If you are based in the following council areas, applications are still open:

  • Derry City and Strabane District Council
  • Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council
  • Newry, Mourne and Down District Council


Apply now with just 2 simple steps...

Step 1:

Dowload Your Application Form Here 

Step 2:

Submit Your Application Form Here