Building Your Business
Supporting SMEs Online Tool

11 October 2017

What is this guide all about?

For the first time in one online location, an Irish business can find out which of over 80 supports they could potentially qualify for. 

By answering eight questions that take under a minute to complete, a business can access tailored results for their business on a single site. They are also directed to their nearest Local Enterprise Office where they can follow up their results and get any more support they may need in person. Results of the search can also be downloaded into a document to be saved for future reference. Check our the 8 questions Here

The online tool is built in such a way that it can be embedded into any website - therefore making it even easier for a business to find it. It is currently embedded or linked to over 30 Government websites. 

There are over 170 different Government supports for Irish start-ups and small businesses. This Online Guide is to help Irish start-ups and small businesses navigate the range of Government supports to see which you could possibly apply.

Please note, the results are only an initial guide. You will need to contact the relevant Department or Agency to establish if you do qualify for these potential supports.

Included in this online guide are supports from:

  • Arts Council
  • Bord Bia
  • Bord Iascaigh Mhara
  • Cork Business Innovation Centre (CorkBIC)
  • Council
  • Credit Guarantee Scheme
  • Credit Review Office
  • Culture Ireland
  • Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine
  • Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs
  • Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment
  • Department of Finance
  • Department of Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation
  • Department of Social Protection
  • Design & Crafts Council of Ireland
  • Dublin Business Innovation Centre
  • Enterprise Europe Network
  • Enterprise Ireland
  • Fáilte Ireland
  • Food Safety Authority of Ireland
  • Foodworks
  • IntertradeIreland
  • Ireland Strategic Investment Fund
  • Irish Film Board
  • Irish Research Council
  • Local Enterprise Office
  • Microfinance Ireland
  • Office of Government Procurement
  • Revenue
  • Skillnets
  • South East Business Innovation Centre
  • Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland
  • Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland
  • Teagasc
  • Údarás na Gaeltachta
  • WestBIC (Business Innovation Centre)
  • Western Development Commission

This guide was last updated on 25/07/2017

  • Cavan
  • Louth
  • Meath
  • Monaghon