Other Available Supports

There are a significant number of supports available to small businesses in Ireland.  We have listed a small number of them here for your information which can be of help to you and your business. 

Dept of Business, Enterprise & Innovation

Do Learn Finance

The team at Do Learn Finance have created a number of online tools to help start-ups, small businesses and entrepreneurs to understand finance and its impact on your business. Understanding how finance drives your business and the impact of your financial decisions will help you manage all aspects of your business more efficiently.

 

Supporting SME’s

Supporting SMEs is an online tool to help you navigate the range of more than 80 Government supports that are available for small businesses in Ireland.

Dept of Business, Enterprise & Innovation

The Companies Registration Office

If you want to register a business Trading Name or register a business as a Partnership or a Limited company, you can apply online to the Companies Registration Office.

You can find the necessary forms here:  Register My Business 

 

Social Finance Foundation

Citizens Information

Citizens Information provide free, impartial information and advice from more than 215 locations in the country.Their Starting a Business Guide provides a brief overview of all of the things you should consider when setting up a business.

Dept of Business, Enterprise & Innovation

Revenue

Revenue’s core business is the assessment and collection of taxes and duties on behalf of the Irish Government. They are available to support both individuals and businesses in understanding and meeting all tax and customs obligations and can also help with tax entitlement and claims. See more on Revenue.ie

Local Enterprise Office (LEO)

Local Enterprise Offices (LEOs)

The Local Enterprise Office (LEO) is the first stop shop for small businesses in your local area.

31 LEOs across the country provide advice, information and support for people interested in either starting up or are already in business.

Mentoring is one of the many supports provided by the LEOs to help you establish, grow and develop your business. MFI provides mentoring to approved loan applicants through the LEO Network which can help you achieve business success and helps to sustain jobs in the longer term.

Start Up applicants can avail of up to 5 mentoring sessions and Established Businesses can avail of up to three sessions with the costs covered by MFI.

For more information on LEO Mentoring programme,  click here.

 

See their full list of services and supports.

Local Development Companies (LDCs)

Local Development Companies (LDCs)

The Irish Local Development Network (ILDN)  is the representative body of 48 Local Development and/or Area Partnership companies in Ireland.

heir mission is to promote and support social inclusion and local/rural development through the delivery of a number of funding programmes and initiatives.

These include the Social Inclusion Community Activation Programme (SICAP)and the Leader Rural Development Programme.

Find out more information on www.ildn.ie