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Grow Your Business in Longford

At Longford LEO we love seeing small businesses grow and we provide a number of services to help make this happen, including providing business information, access to financial supports, training and development and mentorship!

Grow Business

Are You Ready for Growth? Ask Yourself:

  • Where are you now? What are your business achievements, resources and current market position?
  • Where do you want to be? What is your hope for the future?
  • What is your experience, skills, network and financial capacity?
  • What will your business environment, your market, your customers and the competition look like in the future? Will your  change or evolve? How will your management team and other departments, systems and processes and suppliers change into the future?
  • How do you plan to get to where you want to be, what the business wants to achieve and how it plans to achieve that success? Have you a business plan?
  • For further information on planning for business growth contact Longford LEO in our Longford County Council offices!

Supports for Growing Your Business

Longford LEO provides an initial 'First Stop Shop' service where entrepreneurs and business owners can call into us to receive advice on setting up or growing their business. Our First Stop Shop can also provide guidance on all of the services we offer, including the different financial supports, training and development, mentorship programmes and networking opportunities which are available to small businesses.

Financial Supports

Financial supports are available to start-ups and small businesses wishing to grow their business. Financial supports offered by Longford LEO include Feasibility and Innovation Grants, Priming Grant and Business Expansion Grant. For further information click here

Training and Development

Training and Development opportunities are available to Longford businesses operating in the domestic market. Training and development is offered in areas such as starting your own business, legal issues, marketing and ISO and quality training. For more info click here


Longford LEO's Mentoring Programme is a great way for local businesses to gain expert one-to-one advice and guidance tailored to their business and its specific needs. Mentors help businesses in the areas including general management, financial structuring, production planning, marketing, distribution, corporate organisation and strategic planning and provide short-term assignments to help businesses achieve their goals. Click here for further information.