The Yes You Can ‘Explore It’ initiative is delivered throughout 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 6 x 2-2.5hr online training workshops followed by up to 8hrs Buddy support from an experience entrepreneur and monthly evening meet ups for 3 months, as well as ongoing support by your local Coordinator.


  • Females with an idea for a business
  • Pre-start stage (not yet trading)
  • Early stage start Up
  • Low level trading (under 2 years)


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

  • You will attend 6 x 2-2.5hr online 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 online 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.



The start dates for Explore It are scheduled for September and October 2020, we will advise you at least two weeks prior to the start of the programme if you have been successful.


When applying for Explore It please check delivery dates in your area here.