Microfinance Ireland are proud to be taking part in a number of nationwide regional events with the  Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment in 2023. On Friday 22 September we attended the Building Better Business event held at Dundalk Institute of Technology.

Hearing from the experts

Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Simon Coveney and EU Commissioner Mairead McGuinness spoke at the Building Better Business event. Topics of discussion included the importance of supporting local businesses and buying Irish and government supports available for businesses in the North East and nationwide. Minister Simon Coveney also spoke about digital transformation and the importance of environmentally friendly business practices.

Inspirational local Louth businesses attended the Building Better Business event and . During a panel discussion, they shared their business journey from starting up to becoming a recognisable and established business, and also discussed digital and green transitions.

Some of the guest speakers included Laura Armada – founder of Juiceworks, Ann Rudden – founder of Aine’s Chocolates and Fergus Sharkey from Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland.

It was great to meet and speak with entrepreneurs and local companies and talk to them about the funding support Microfinance Ireland can provide.

The aim of the Building Better Business events across the country is to help businesses to navigate their green journey and boost their business performance through digital transformation.

There are a number of events that will run throughout the rest of 2023.  Please keep an eye on our LinkedIn page for more information on how to register.


About Microfinance Ireland

Microfinance Ireland provide small business loans to help start-ups and established businesses get the finance they need for their business. We Provide Business Loans of up to €25,000 to Irish businesses. To find out more about what we do, click here

To find out if you are eligible to apply for a loan with us, visit our who we lend to page.

Keep up to date with the latest news from Microfinance Ireland by following us on social media



Related content | Microfinance Ireland take part in Building Better Business roadshow

Read more Microfinance Ireland news content | News