In recent years students and graduates have being increasingly interested in business set-up. If you are considering going it alone, there is a wealth of advice and support available to help your business grow.
Assistance : State Agencies:
Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment - To drive Ireland’s competitiveness and productivity by creating the conditions where enterprise, entrepreneurship and innovation can flourish and quality employment opportunities are grown and maintained.
Enterprise Ireland - Enterprise Ireland offers many services and expert advise on information services for start-up companies. This organisation provides a single point of contact for all current sources of support for start-ups and small businesses in Ireland Contact 1850 35 33 33 or visit
FAS Ireland - Individuals who want to start a business, can go on a FÁS training courses, such as Start Your Own Business/Enterprise.
IDA Ireland - Business in Ireland.
Starting your own business - Brian O'Kane can offer vital information for anyone considering going into business from market research to patenting your product/idea.
The AGCAS Information booklets "Alternative Work Styles including Self Employment".
Enterprise Boards - County and City Enterprise Boards have Information which includes getting started, finance, marketing, developing a business plan.
Business Plus News: An Irish Business Page with interesting articles on Start-Ups, Raising Capital and Running Your Business.