Local Enterprise Office

Welcome to Local Enterprise Office CAVAN

What is the Local Enterprise Office?

The Local Enterprise Office is for people who are interested in starting up a new business and for existing businesses who are looking to grow.

We work with entrepreneurs, early-stage promoters, start-ups and expanding businesses.

The Local Enterprise Office provides advice, information and support to business and start-ups, as part of a network of 31 dedicated teams across the Local Authority network in Ireland.

An initiative of the Action Plan for Jobs, Local Enterprise Offices (LEOs) are committed to delivering an enhanced and more integrated support service for micro and small businesses in Ireland.

Your Local Enterprise Office, LEO Cavan, offers a wide range of services, experience and skills to help you get started or to grow your business.

How Can We Help You?

Local Enterprise Office Cavan serves as a first stop shop to provide support and services to start, grow and develop micro business in Cavan.

The key objectives of LEO Cavan are to provide;



Upcoming Events

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28/04/2021Instagram for Food Businesses Book online
04/05/2021Start Your Own Business Programme - Spring 2021(Day)-04.05.21... Book online
20/05/2021Start Your Own Business Programme (Evenings)_20.05.21... Book online
23/06/2021Start Your Own Business Programme (Day) - 23.06.21 Book online
29/06/2021Start Your Own Business Programme (Evenings) 29.06.2021... Book online
02/09/2021Start Your Own Business Programme (Day) - 01.09.2021... Book online
22/09/2021Start Your Own Business Programme - Evenings 21.09.21... Book online

Latest News

  • 21/04/2021

    Invitation to Tender for LEO Cavan Mentor Panel

    LEO Cavan provides advice, information and support to those interested in starting up a new business or already in business, including entrepreneurs, early stage promoters, start-ups and small businesses....

  • 12/04/2021

    The Food Academy Start Programme

    The Food Academy Start Programme is designed for people who are looking to develop and grow small-scale food and drink production businesses....

  • 04/02/2021

    NATIONAL ENTERPRISE AWARDS OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT HONOUR...

    One of Ireland’s most successful entrepreneurs has been named the inaugural winner of the Outstanding Achievement Award as part of this year’s National Enterprise Awards. David Walsh, the former CEO and founder of global remote monitoring system Netwatch, has been selected to be the first recipient of the award by the Local Enterprise Offices as part of the National Enterprise Awards, which take place virtually on February 11th....

  • 19/01/2021

    FINALISTS ANNOUNCED FOR THE NATIONAL ENTERPRISE AWARDS

    The finalists for the National Enterprise Awards have been announced today. An initiative of the Local Enterprise Offices (LEOs), the National Enterprise Awards Final will take place virtually on the 11th February. The finalists, selected by the Local Enterprise Offices in local authorities, represent a diverse range of businesses that are supported by the LEOs across the country. Now in their 22nd year, the awards celebrate small businesses and includes awards that recognise excellence in exporting, sustainability and innovation along with 8 regional awards and an overall National Enterprise Awards winner....

  • 14/12/2020

    OVER 80% NOW LIKELY TO ‘LOOK FOR LOCAL’ FOR GOODS AND SERVICES...

    85% feel more businesses trading online than ever before • 83% planning to support more local businesses in 2021 • Surge in support for local businesses following campaigns....

  • 24/09/2020

    National Women’s Enterprise Day

    National Women’s Enterprise Day announced as new figures show 20,500 female entrepreneurs have taken up supports this year New 2020 figures*: Over 20,500 female entrepreneurs have taken part in Local Enterprise Office training programmes and more than 3,560 have benefited from business mentoring so far in 2020 As Covid-19 restrictions continue, key themes of resilience, self-care, innovation and opportunity to feature under ‘Stronger Together’ message “We’re stronger together” is the message from the Local Enterprise Offices, at the announcement of events to mark National Women’s Enterprise Day on Wednesday, October 14th....

  • 16/04/2020

    Covid-19 National Wage Subsidy Scheme

    Employers can be refunded up to 85 percent of an employee's wages. The employer is expected to make their best efforts to maintain as close to 100% of normal income as possible for the subsidised period....

  • 27/03/2020

    Business Continuity Voucher - Closed For Applications

    This scheme closed on Friday 15th May 2020 at 5.30pm The new Business Continuity Voucher is now available through Local Enterprise Office Cavan and is open to sole traders and companies across every business sector locally that employ up to 50 people. ...

  • 16/03/2020

    COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment - How to claim the Emergency Payment...

    The COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment is a payment of €350 per week. It is available to all employees and the self-employed who have lost their job due to the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. The Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment will be in place for the duration of the crisis. ...

  • 13/03/2020

    COVID–19 Business Supports

    Businesses which are seeking support to assist with business continuity and preparedness connected to the COVID-19 outbreak, may be provided with a Business Continuity Voucher subject to certain conditions and criteria. This offer is in addition to the current range of business supports for microenterprises....

  • 12/03/2020

    COVID-19 Notice - All Training Postponed & Office Closed to the Public...

    In light of the most recent Government advice regarding COVID-19, Local Enterprise Office Cavan training courses, workshops and events have been postponed, effective from Friday 13th March 2020 until further notice. This is a precautionary measure in the interest of safeguarding public health and we apologise for any inconvenience. During this period our offices will not be open to the public, or available for meetings. However, our local enterprise supports and services are available as usual and we welcome all enquiries by phone or email. Telephone: 049-4377200 or Email: localenterprise@cavancoco.ie ...

  • 12/03/2020

    LEAN

  • 06/03/2020

    Checklist of preparatory actions in responding to COVID-19...

    Business Continuity Planning – Checklist of preparatory actions in responding to COVID-19

Case Studies

  • 14/01/2019

    Olann

    See How LEO Cavan Help in Making It Happen. Meet Jess Kavanagh of Olann, based in Drung, Co. Cavan, who exports 99% of her hand-dyed yarns around the world and employs 7 staff. ...

  • 24/01/2017

    Goldfish

    Ireland's growing reputation as a destination for customer service contact centres has opened up a gap in the market for local suppliers. Gordon O'Neill, co-founder of cloud-based telecoms provider Goldfish in County Wicklow, tells us how this industry is providing new opportunities for SMEs ...

  • 24/01/2017

    Carlingford Brewing Company

    After more than a decade working in accountancy and recruitment, Des Goldrick decided to set-up his own craft beer enterprise. Today, he’s brewing up a storm in his own business, as he takes us on a tour of the Carlingford Brewing Company in County Louth ...

Our Partners

  • Enterprise Ireland
  • CITC
  • Dept. of Jobs, Enterprise, & Innovation
  • Intertrade Ireland
  • Microfinance Ireland
  • Bord Bia
  • National Association of Community Enterprise Centres
  • Companies Registration Office
  • Department of Social Protection
  • Revenue Irish Tax and Customs
  • Education and Training Boards Ireland