Northern Ireland has more scope for starting a business than you might think. Whilst Belfast is the capital and largest population centre with nearly 300,000 people, there are nearly 20 other districts with populations in excess of 50,000 people. These include Lisburn and Londonderry that each hold in excess of 100,000 people, and also Newry, Newtownabbey, Armagh, Coleraine, Ballymena and Antrim amongst others.
So, if you are based in or relocating to Northern Ireland, then explore the franchises available here. Each franchisor will be able to advise on the scope for their particular business in the locality you are interested in.