Taking your first steps to promote and sell your product may seem like a daunting one, but the good news is that the highly successful ‘Journey to Market’ Programme, funded by Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council is now open again for applications.
This bespoke Programme is delivered by Lara Goodall Consulting Ltd in partnership with Nuala Foley and Associates.
The programme is available for all those food, arts and craft entrepreneurs, including those wishing to develop their ideas and hobbies aiming to take that vital step to selling their products mainstream.
To date, four programmes and forty-five businesses have successfully completed their Journey to Market.
These individuals have taken their product into the public arena, selling to the general market.
Next Thursday, August 18, Council will host a celebration event to toast the most recent successful participants who have completed the course.
The event, at Cloonavin will also officially launch the next programme.
This will be an opportunity to hear first-hand the success of previous participants and the benefits that will set you on the right path for your ‘Journey to Market.’
A knowledge clinic will be part of the programme and enables each participant to meet with key stakeholders such as funders and industry specialists to help the entrepreneurs on the right path as well as support with developing business plans and best practice.
Whilst the focus for 2016 is on food products as part of NI Year of Food, the ten places on the programme are open for applications from all artisan producers in the Causeway Coast and Glens Borough including the art and craft sector.
To confirm your interest in the programme, come along to Council’s offices, Cloonavin Coleraine on 18th August at 6pm for the opportunity to source more information on the Journey to Market Programme, or ring Lara Goodall on 07793 388 343.