Business Supports

  • In addition to income support (your weekly payment), you can also get financial support with the costs of setting up your business. These supports are provided under a scheme called the Enterprise Support Grant (ESG). You can only get the ESG if you have been approved for the BTWEA. The business plan you submit as part of your application for the scheme must set out the rationale and requirement for financial support. The ESG can pay a total of €2,500 in any 24-month period.
  • The Local Enterprise Office is the First Stop Shop for anyone seeking information and support on starting or growing a business in Ireland. The Local Enterprise Office provides advice, information, training and support to you in starting up or growing your business.
  • If you live in an area that has a Development Company, then there may be an Enterprise Officer who can give advice and support on starting a new business.
  • Revenue provide information on what you need to do to ensure your business is tax compliant.
  • Citizen’s Information highlight some important information in the link below that you need to know about being self-employed with links to relevant topics.