Help for budding Mum and Dadpreneurs to turn their hobby into a business.

Are you a working parent struggling to balance work and family commitments?

Perhaps running you own business from home around could be the answer to all your problems.  Over the last year MEP we have helped numerous local Mums and Dads to start their own business including Jody from Relax Kids NI ( )

Through taking part in the ‘Go for It’ programme in 2018, in association with Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council ( Jody was able to access the support she needed to combine her years of teaching experience and her passion for helping young people and kids, into setting up her own business.

Relax Kids with Jody offers an award-winning seven Step programme which has proven to improve the emotional well-being and mental health of children and young people.  Classes take children from a high energy down to a low energy and relaxed state using a combination of mindfulness and positivity throughout. Classes include a dynamic warm-up, games, stretches, peer or self-massage, breathing exercises, affirmations and visualisations through story and relaxation. Relax Kids classes have proven time and again to support children’s good mental health and is endorsed by Educational Psychologists, SenCos, Ofsted and teachers, giving children and young people the tools to develop their confidence, focus, calm, self-esteem and to cope with issues such as anger, anxiety, depression and poor sleep.

Jody would recommend anybody thinking about starting a business to contact Mallusk Enterprise Park, in her own words she is grateful for all support received so far.

‘Thank you so much for your continued support and all that Mallusk Enterprise Park have done to help to keep Relax Kids NI a reality. I truly appreciate it’

The Go For It programme is delivered free of charge by a team of experienced business mentors through Northern Ireland’s wide network of enterprise agencies. It provides expert advice and help with developing a robust business plan to help turn ideas into a commercial enterprise. The Go For It Programme is part funded by Invest Northern Ireland and the European Regional Development Fund under the Investment for Growth & Jobs Northern Ireland (2014-2020) Programme.

If you need help and guidance to start your own business call us now on 028 90838860 or email to book a free appointment with one of our business advisers.