Local Enterprise Office Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown provides a range of complementary supports to support people who want to start up or grow a business. The supports range from providing an initial "First Stop Shop" service where individuals can receive advice on the steps involved in setting up a business, to the provision of grants for feasibility studies, provision of financial support for the establishment of new businesses or expansion of existing ones and the provision of a range of soft supports such as training and mentoring.
The range of supports is designed to assist businesses to grow by being able to provide targeted, and appropriate, assistance at each stage of their development. We frequently categorize our supports according to the stage of business development:-
- Early Stage Businesses (Pre-Trading & Start-Ups)
New, pre-trading ventures and micro-enterprises that have been established within the last 18 months
- Growth Businesses
Microenterprises that have been established for longer than 18 months