Start a Business

Start a Business

In business, a strong beginning really is half the battle. Getting the key elements right from the start can make a big difference to the success of your business for years to come.

How Can We Help?

The Local Enterprise Office has developed a wide range of useful ways to help you in the start-up of your business.

Training Courses

Our Start Your Own Business Courses have proven to be of great benefit to many start-up business owners in County Offaly.  Take a great first step and book a course today.

Comments from past participants: 'an excellent course, well presented and practical', 'very informative and enjoyable', 'easy to follow and step by step'

Business Networks

Joining a network is a wonderful way to meet other people going through the same experience, building up your contacts list and picking up some helpful tips.
We run a network called Offaly's Network of Entrepreneurs;(O.N.E.) which is free to join.

Business Mentoring

Our Mentor programme gives you access to expert advice from an experienced professional in a number of key business areas including General Management, Financial Structuring, Production Planning, Marketing and Distribution.

Grant Aid

You may be eligible to apply for financial assistance to help grow your business. These financial supports are designed to provide a flexible suite of supports to LEO clients and potential clients. Download our brochure on LEO Financial Supports