News & Advice

Access to Borrowing

If you need simple working capital to run your business, there are various reduced loans available. There are two that do not require personal guarantees to my knowledge – MicroFinance Ireland (Loans €2,000 – €25,000) and SCBI (Loans from €25,000 – €1.5m). However in the case of SCBI, up to €500,000 may be unsecured. The […]

Restart Grants

  Many businesses will have extinguished any cash reserves come the time that they can reopen. They will be unable to pay for stock, pay for venues, pay staff or indeed just not be able to give credit to customers. The Government announced in their plan, released on the 2nd May, a grant for micro […]

Waiver of Rates

This was announced earlier – 3 months commercial rates waiver. I can see this being extended to those not being able to restart until September.  


    The Mentor Programme is designed to match up the knowledge, skills, insights and entrepreneurial capability of experienced business practitioners with small business owner/managers who need practical and strategic one to one advice and guidance. The mentor contributes independent, informed observation and advice to aid decision making. All applications for mentor assistance are dealt […]

Local Enterprise Office – Business Continuity Voucher

LEO – Business Continuity Voucher This is a grant of up to €2,500 available to a business, to pay for third party consultancy costs to develop strategies in response to the Covid-19 Pandemic. Typically this can go towards preparing a Budget, cash-flow, business plan and a strategy document to help plan your way out of […]