Growing your business

LAKELAND Dairies

Including the main supports available from Cavan Local Enterprise Office, the following is an overview of some key supports that can help you to grow your business:

 

Supports towards Employment of Additional Staff

 

  • Grant assistance for manufacturing and internationally traded services businesses that can show potential to grow without displacing other existing enterprises - LEO Cavan
  • Acumen Programme – assistance to recruit a sales person targeting business in Northern Ireland - www.acumenprogramme.com
  • JobsPlus Scheme – employer financial incentive for hiring people who have been out of work for some time – www.jobsplus.ie
  • Wage Subsidy scheme – incentive for taking on a new staff member who may have a disability – www.welfare.ie  

 

Supports/Guidance for New Product Development

 

  • Innovation voucher scheme – www.innovationvouchers.ie
  • Feasibility study grants for businesses looking to investigate potential for developing a new product for manufacture – Cavan LEO or if you are a client of Enterprise Ireland see their R&D schemes www.enterprise-ireland.com
  • Patenting or registering a new design www.patentsoffice.ie
  • R&D tax credit – expenditure on R&D tax deductible at a higher rate www.revenue.ie     
  • Fusion Programme – assistance to take on a technology graduate to help with new product development or innovation in the business. www.intertradeireland.com
  • Programmes to match entrepreneurs with new idea generators like www.vitalforideas.com     
  • Crest Programme - development of sustainable technologies www.cavanitc.ie/crest

 

Getting your business on-line

  • Trading Online Voucher scheme run by Local Enterprise offices - 50% of cost of new e-commerce website - Trading Online Voucher
  • Google initiate that provides guidance for building your own website using a free template – www.gettingbusinessonline.ie
  • E-commerce grant scheme from Cavan LEO. Grant towards part of cost of new website - replaced by online trading voucher scheme as above
  • Irish Internet Association – www.iia.ie
  • Registering a new .ie website - www.iedr.ie

 

Exporting

 

Raising Finance

  • Loan scheme for businesses refused credit from one of main banks – www.microfinanceireland.ie     
  • Venture capital for high growth industry sector – www.businessangels.ie     
  • Employment and Investment Incentive (EIIS) – tax relief for investors in new manufacturing and ITS companies www.revenue.ie
  • Start Up Relief for Entrepreneurs -  'SURE'  (formerly called - Seed Capital scheme ) to reclaim past PAYE tax paid for those setting up a new company www.revenue.ie
  • Back to work Enterprise Allowance (BTWEA) – supports for unemployed individuals setting up a new business. www.welfare.ie
  • Three year tax exemption for new limited companies being established www.revenue.ie     
  • Partial Loan Guarantee scheme – government support to reduce risk for banks lending to small business www.djei.ie

 

Enterprise related training

 

  • Range of short practical courses for those in business in Cavan – Cavan LEO - Online Bookings
  • Management development programmes – Accelerate Programme, and Food Academy Programme -  LEO Cavan, and New Frontiers programme from Enterprise Ireland www.enterprise-ireland.com
  • Cavan Innovation and Technology centre - custom training for corporates in Cavan and surrounding counties   www.cavanitc.ie
  • Cavan Institute – courses in computer skills and website design www.cavaninstitute.ie
  • Small Firms Association and ISME also provide training courses to members www.sfa.ie and www.isme.ie

 

Networks

 

 

Enterprise Space in County Cavan

 

  • Enterprise Centres - Cavan town (Killygarry), Cootehill, Killeshandra, Bailieborough, Kingscourt, Blacklion.
  • Business Parks – Cavan town includes - IDA Business Park, Killygarry,  Kilmore Business Park, Dublin Road, Century Business Park, Dublin Road, and Corlurgan business Park on Ballinagh Road; Cornacarrow, Cootehill; Creeney Business Park, Belturbet; Annagh Industrial estate, Ballyconnell; Erne Business Park, Swanlinbar.

 

Tendering for New Business

 

  • Government portal website to assist businesses getting established for tendering for new business www.etenders.gov.ie .

 

 

Sector Specific Supports

 

Depending on what sector you are operating in there may be sector specific supports available particularly in the food and tourism sectors.

 

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