Are You A Young Person Living In A Rural Area?

Have you ever thought of being your own boss?

Have you an idea for something that missing in your area that you think people will be prepared to pay for? Have you got the skills to deliver this?

Do you have a skill or an interest that you could turn into a business?

Starting your own business may well be the best way for you to get into work that suits you, and maybe doing something you really enjoy.

Targeting the most disadvantaged rural communities, the RYE Rural Youth Entrepreneurship programme could help you to find out if self-employment could work for you through a mix of interactive workshops, online resources and support.

Workshops will be taking place on dates below:

Date Venue The BIG idea The First Step
6thDec         Milestone Centre, Carrickmore 10-12.30 1.30-4
11th Dec      The Diamond Centre, Claudy 10-12.30 1.30-4




To register for one of the workshops, or simply find out more about the programme please contact Sharon on 028 82249494 or email

Each day will be split into 2 sessions and you can attend just the morning session on its own or both.

Morning – The Big Idea

In this workshop you will generate a stack of business ideas personal to you, and learn the techniques to generate hundreds more. During the highly interactive half day session you will be taught creative techniques, methods for innovation and entrepreneurial skills. You will leave the workshop inspired and ready to take the next step on your enterprise journey


Afternoon -The First Step

In the afternoon session you will explore your idea further, taking your first step to making it a reality. Using “The Drawing Board”, you will sketch out how your idea will make money, and consider some pitfalls faced by entrepreneurs. These techniques can be quickly applied again and again to all your business ideas.

Following the sessions you will be able to access more support online to help you develop your new business idea into a Business Action Plan, together with a set of recommendations and referrals to help you turn your idea into reality.

More workshops will also take place at other venues across Northern Ireland during 2013.