Microfinance Ireland works very closely with the Local Enterprise Offices to promote enterprise development and creation and sustainment of jobs. The Local Enterprise Office (LEO) is a first stop shop for small businesses locally.
There are 31 Local Enterprise Offices across the country that provide advice, information and support for people interested in starting up a new business or already in business including entrepreneurs, early stage promoters, start ups and small business looking to expand.
LEOs can provide loan applicants with considerable support and guidance to prepare a loan application. They also provide ongoing support for approved Microfinance Ireland loan applicants through the provision of mentoring.
Check out www.localenterprise.ie for the full list of services and supports.