Back for Business 6 Outcomes

The Back for Business 6 cycle ran from January to June 2023. Twenty-six early stage entrepreneurs completed the programme.

The following are the positive results that have been collated from the nineteen Back for Business 6 participants, who completed an end of cycle survey, and have returned to Ireland.

  • At the start of the cycle, 44% were pre-revenue. Over the course of the programme a further five began to trade. At the end of the cycle over three quarters were trading (79%) with others planning to generate sales in the coming months.
  • By the end of the cycle, the combined turnover of the participants that were trading had increased from €632,000 to €1.7million, there were 17 more employees and seven participants started to export overseas.

The participants in Back for Business 6 were very positive in their end of cycle feedback. 100% would recommend the programme to others and 100% would like to stay in contact with the initiative.

In terms of their overall experience, 95% felt nearer to achieving their ambitions since participating in Back for Business. The majority of participants (89%) reported that they had made a decision for their business as a result of the sessions and 95% felt that the sessions translated into practical change in their business.