Useful Business Links

Organisations
Enterprise Irelandwww.enterprise-ireland.com
Bord Biawww.bordbiavantage.ie
Failte Irelandwww.performanceplus.ireland.ie
Forum Connemarawww.forumconnemara.ie
Galway Local Enterprise Officewww.localenterprise.ie/galway
Galway Rural Development Companywww.grd.ie
Inis Oírr Aran Islandswww.oileain.ie
Mayo Local Enterprise Officewww.localenterprise.ie/mayo
Mayo North East LEADER Partnership Company Teoranta (trading as Mayo North East)www.mayonortheast.com
Roscommon Local Enterprise Officewww.localenterprise.ie/roscommon
Roscommon Leader Partnership Companywww.rosleaderpartnership.ie
South West Mayo Development Companywww.southmayo.com
Teagascwww.teagasc.ie/ruraldev/startingyourownbusiness
Údarás na Gaeltachtawww.udaras.ie
WESTBICwww.westbic.ie
Western Development Commissionwww.wdc.ie
Start Up Information & Supports for Entrepreneurs & Companies
AIB - Tools & Guides - for Start Ups & existing Businesseshttp://business.aib.ie/help#usefulbusinessguides
AIB Start UP Package - in association with your local Chamberwww.aib.ie/business/business-banking/information/
chamberoffer
Allaboutbusiness.ie is dedicated to start-ups and SMEs in Irelandwww.allaboutbusiness.ie
Astia - Propelling female entrepreneurs in high-growth businesseswww.astia.org
Bank of Ireland-Business Start Up Guideshttp://businessbanking.bankofireland.com/business-supports
/supports/enterprise-builder/
Business Angelswww.businessangels.ie
Business Model Generationwww.businessmodelgeneration.com
Business Plan Templatehttp://www.enterprise-ireland.com/en/Start-a-Business-in-
Ireland/Do-I-qualify-as-a-HPSU-/Business-Plan-Template-.doc
Business Regulation Portalwww.businessregulation.ie
Business Start Up News & Advicewww.bizstartup.ie
Business Start Up.iewww.business-startup.ie/
Central Statistics Office - Statistics Portalwww.statcentral.ie
Cloud-based platform for start-ups and high performing SMEs, with information and tools to help you succeed in business.www.nubie.ie
Database of Expert Articles on Starting and Growing a Businesswww.bizinfolibrary.org
Dell Centre for Entrepreneurship in Ireland - helping emerging business gain resources, expertise and solutions to get market quicker. Launched Jan 2014. €10m Fundwww.dell.ie/entrepreneurs
Dublin Web Summitwww.websummit.net
Enterprise Ireland - Information Store for Start-Upswww.enterprise-ireland.com/en/Start-a-Business-in-
Ireland/Information-Store-for-Start-Ups
Enterprise Nationwww.enterprisenation.com
Entrepreneur's Help Pagewww.tannedfeet.com
Ernst & Young - Resource for Entrepreneurswww.eoy.tv
EU Portal for SMEshttp://ec.europa.eu/small-business/index_en.htm
Family Business Ireland - helping Family Businesseswww.familybusiness.ie
GEM - Global Entrepreneur Monitorwww.gemconsortium.org
Get a Free Website for Your Businesswww.gettingbusinessonline.ie
Get Export Readywww.enterprise-ireland.com/getexportready
Government portal for Entrepreneurswww.basis.ie
Guidelines & advice on how to approach starting a business/UKwww.startups.co.uk
Harvard Business School Entrepreneurship Resourceswww.hbs.edu/entrepreneurship/resources/
Inc.com Magazine Websitewww.inc.com
Irish Revenue Guide to Starting in Business - IT 48www.revenue.ie/revsearch/search.jsp and search
for Leaflet IT 48 in the Site Search Box
The Irish Tech StartUp Guide to New York Cityhttp://www.slideshare.net/FrontlineVC/new-york-tech-
guide-for-irish-startups?utm_content=bufferbd723&
utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com
&utm_campaign=buffer
Learn how to set up an online businesswww.ebizrepublic.com
Multilingual practical information and online government services for companies looking for business in another EU country.http://ec.europa.eu/youreurope/business/index_en.htm
Revenue Commissionerswww.revenue.ie
Ryan Academy for Entrepreneurship @ DCUwww.ryanacademy.ie
ScaleFront - A Venture Lab in Dublin for High Growth Tech StartUpswww.scalefront.com
Silicon Republic Directory of Technology Start Upshttp://siliconrepublic.com/start-ups/directory/companies/
Small Business Advice Programme - National Launch February 2014www.smallbusinessadvice.ie
SmallBusinessCan.Comwww.smallbusinesscan.com
SME Guide for Credit Growthwww.deti.ie/publications/enterprise/2010/
YourBusinessYourBank.pdf
Source of Entrepreneur Podcast Interviewswww.smallbizpod.co.uk
Source of Entrepreneur Podcast Interviews and morewww.sba.gov/category/navigation-structure/counseling-training
/online-small-business-training/starting-business
Source of new business ideaswww.springwise.com
Stanford University's Entrepreneurship Corner- Videos, Podcasts+http://ecorner.stanford.edu/popularVideos.html
Start Up & Business Articleswww.paulgraham.com/articles
Start Up Entrepreneur Programme - for Immigrantswww.emn.ie/index.jsp?p=100&n=105&a=211
Start Up in association with Vodafonewww.startups.ie
Start Up Information Portalwww.entrepreneur.com
Start Up Information Portalwww.kcsourcelink.com
Supports for Employers - Department of Social Protectionhttp://www.welfare.ie/en/Pages/employers_home.aspx
Taking Care of Business events 2014www.takingcareofbusiness.ie
Top 10 ‘How to’ start up an SME articles from All About Businesswww.allaboutbusiness.ie/blog/how-to-guides/top-10-%E2%
80%98how-to%E2%80%99-start-up-an-sme-%E2%80%93
-articles-from-all-about-business
US Small Business Administration support for start upswww.sbaonline.sba.gov
Vodafone Smart StartUp Networkhttp://startups.vodafone.ie/
Market Information Sources
CIA World Fact Bookwww.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/index.html
Directory of the Webwww.dmoz.org
Do Business in Northern Irelandwww.intertradeireland.com
EI Informationwww.europa.eu
Encouraging enhanced use of publically available datawww.decisionmap.ie
Enterprise Ireland Market Research Centrehttp://www.enterprise-ireland.ie/ResearchDatabases/search.aspx
EU Business in Japanwww.eubusinessinjapan.eu
Global Market Research Resourcewww.researchandmarkets.com
Global Market Research Resourcewww.marketresearch.com
GSA Advantage - Database of US Govt. approved Products & Serviceswww.gsaadvantage.gov
Information on Countrieswww.eiu.com/index.asp?autologin=bulk&rf=0
International Fairs & Exhibitions Portalwww.expodatabase.com
International Market Information - Reference Librarywww.enterprise-ireland.com/en/Publications/The-Market/
International Market Research Informationwww.monitor.bbc.co.uk
International Market Research Informationwww.oecd.org
International Market Research Informationwww.euromonitor.com
International Market Research Informationhttp://oxygen.mintel.com/
International Market Research Informationwww.marketline.com
International Market Research Informationwww.frost.com
International Market Research Informationwww.forrester.com
International Market Research Librarywww.buyusainfo.net
Statistical Information - Irelandwww.cso.ie
Statistical Information - UKwww.statistics.gov.uk
Statistical Information - USAwww.census.gov
Statistical Information Globallywww.offstats.auckland.ac.nz/about/
Statistical Information Portalwww.stat.fi/tup/maanum/index_en.html
The Market Magazine - Published by EI for Exporterswww.enterprise-ireland.com/en/Publications/The-Market/
Wikipediahttp://en.wikipedia.org
Finding & Developing Ideas & Technologies
21 Technology Start Up Ideashttp://www.enterprise-ireland.com/en/events/ourevents/
big-ideas-technology-showcase/big-ideas-2013-programme.pdf
Bringing Ideas to Marketwww.inventright.com
Browse through our database of over 900 business ideaswww.entrepreneur.com/businessideas/index.html
Business Opportunities Irelandwww.businessopportunitiesireland.com
Businesses for Sale in Irelandwww.businessesforsale.ie
Canadian Intellectual Property Officewww.cipo.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/cipointernet-
internetopic.nsf/eng/Home
Commercial Patent Search Enginewww.delphion.com
Commercial Patent Search Enginewww.micropat.com
Consulting Opportunity Tracker - from Consulting Irelandhttp://www.consultingireland.org/opportunities/
opportunity-tracking/
Copyright Association of Irelandwww.cai.ie
Database of Equipment in Ireland's 3rd Level Collegeswww.hea.ie/lire
Enterprise Europe Network Find ideas, technologies and business partnerswww.een-ireland.ie
Espacenet – free access to 60m+ patent documentshttp://ie.espacenet.com www.espacenet.com
http://forum.espacenet.com
EU Public Procurement Opportunitieshttp://ted.europa.eu/
EU Registered Trademark & Design Databasewww.oami.europa.eu/RCDOnline/RequestManager
European Patents Officewww.european-patent-office.org
Franchises for Sale and Business Opportunities for Irelandwww.franchisedirect.ie
Galway Mayo Institute of Technology - Research Resourceswww.gmit.ie/research/
GreenExchange - Innovation through IP Sharingwww.greenxchange.com
Info. on Patentswww.delphion.com
InnovAccesswww.innovaccess.eu/home.html
Innovation Voucher for Companieswww.innovationvouchers.ie
IP Australiawww.ipaustralia.gov.au
Irish Association of Patent and Trade Mark Agentswww.aptma.ie
Irish Patents Officewww.patentsoffice.ie
Irish Public Procurement Opportunitieshttp://etenders.gov.ie/
KPMG Guide to Starting & Growing your Technology Businesshttp://www.kpmg.com/IE/en/IssuesAndInsights/
ArticlesPublications/Pages/start-up-success.aspx
Licensing Opportunities available at DCUwww.dcu.ie/invent/licensing.shtml
Licensing Opportunities available at NUI Galwayhttp://tto.nuigalway.ie/en/future-technologies
Licensing Opportunities available at NUI Maynoothhttp://commercialisation.nuim.ie/industry/opportunities
Licensing Opportunities available at Royal College of Surgeonswww.rcsi.ie/index.jsp?p=399&n=625
Licensing Opportunities available at TCDwww.tcd.ie/research_innovation/technology/
available-technologies.php
Licensing Opportunities available at UCCwww.ucc.ie/research/techtransfer/industry/
technologies.html
Licensing Opportunities available at UCDwww.ucd.ie/nova/technologytransferindustry/
licensingopportunities
Licensing Opportunities available at ULwww2.ul.ie/web/WWW/Services/Research/Technology
Transfer_Office/Commercial_Opportunities
Licensing Opportunities available at WITwww2.wit.ie/Research/IndustryServicesampTechnology
Transfer/CommercialisationofResearch/CommerciallyFocusedResearch/
Life Science Technology Offershttp://www.biotechnologyireland.com/members/techmate/technologies
MatchPoint Network - Support for prospective franchiseeswww.matchpointnetwork.com
Mayo Ideas Lab - Idea Evaluation Servicewww.mayoideaslab.ie
Microsoft BizSpark - support for technology start upswww.microsoft.com/BizSpark & www.microsoftstartupzone.com
O2 Ideas Roomhttp://webkit.o2online.ie/ideasroom/
Quote for Local Authority Businesswww.laquotes.ie
Research & SMEs - EU Supportshttp://ec.europa.eu/research/sme-techweb/index_en.cfm
Science Foundation Ireland - Investing in Researchwww.sfi.ie/working-with-enterprise
Search over 7 million Patentswww.google.com/patents
Search US Trademark Databasewww.trademarkia.com
Small Business Ideas for starting a business, marketing, financing, grants, work at home & internet ecommercewww.businessownersideacafe.com
Source of new business ideaswww.springwise.com
The Trade Marks & Design Registration Office of the EUhttp://oami.europa.eu/ows/rw/pages/index.en.do
UK Patents Officewww.ipo.gov.uk
US Patent & Trademark Officewww.uspto.gov
World Intellectual Property Organisation – IP Digital Librarywww.wipo.int/ipdl/en/
Legal / Regulatory / Standards
Access to 1 million+ global engineering standards & specificationswww.ili.co.uk/en/
Communication Regulation in Irelandwww.comreg.ie
Database of EU Lawhttp://eur-lex.europa.eu/en/index.htm
Database of Irish Lawwww.irishstatutebook.ie
Engineering Standardswww.ili-info.com
EU Standardisationwww.cen.eu/cen/pages/default.aspx
Exporting from the EU - Market Access Databasehttp://madb.europa.eu/madb/indexPubli.htm
Food & Drug Administration (USA)www.fda.gov
Food Safety Authority Business Start Up Guidewww.fsai.ie/food_businesses/starting_business.html
International Standards Organisationwww.iso.org
Irish Financial Services Regulationswww.ifsra.ie
Irish Revenuewww.revenue.ie
National Employment Right Authoritywww.employmentrights.ie
NSAI SME Portal Bringing the benefits of Standardisation to SMEswww.nsai.ie/Small-Business-Portal.aspx
Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcementwww.odce.ie
Portal for searching for online legal publicationswww.linexlegal.com
Register a Company in Irelandwww.cro.ie
Company Lists
Database of Companies & Industrieswww.hoovers.com
Database of Companies in Ireland & Internationallywww.kompass.com
Database of Companies in Ireland & Internationallywww.dunandbradstreet.com
Database of Companies in the Creative Sectorhttp://www.mycreativeedge.eu/creative-showcase/
Database of Manufacturers & Distributors in USA & Canadawww.thomasnet.com
Identify IDA Ireland clients in Ireland - 775 companies listedwww.idaireland.com
Search for a company or business name in Irelandwww.cro.ie/search
Source a Product or Service in Irelandhttp://dubwscms005:81/en/Source-a-
Product-or-Service-from-Ireland/
Networks
Archipelago - Community of Young Entrepreneurs in Irelandhttp://www.archipelago.ie/
Ballina Chamber of Commercewww.ballinachamber.com
Ballyhaunis Chamber of Commercewww.ballyhaunischamber.ie
Boyle Chamber of Commercewww.boylechamber.ie
Business & Professional Women Galwaywww.bpwgalway.ie
Business Network International (BNI)www.bni.eu/ireland
Castlebar Chamber of Commercewww.castlebarchamber.ie
Charlestown & Bellaghy Chamber of Commercehttp://chamber-of-commerce.community.
charlestown.comayo.tel/
Claremorris Chamber of Commercewww.claremorrischamber.ie
Creative Industries Support Networkhttp://cisnetwork.eu/
Dog Patch Labs (@ Barrow Street Dublin)http://dogpatchlabs.com/
Erris Chamber of Commercewww.errischamber.com
Galway Chamber of Commercewww.galwaychamber.com
Galway City Business Associationwww.galwaycba.ie
Global Start Up Networkhttp://younoodle.com/
Irish ExportNETwww.irishexporters.ie
Irish Small and Medium Enterprise Associationwww.isme.ie
ITAG - Information Technology Association Galwaywww.itag.ie
Junior Chamber International - Galwayhttp://jcigalway.org/
Mayo Coffee Club @ GMIT's IiBC Castlebarhttp://mayo-open-coffee-club.org/
Mayo Networkwww.networkmayo.ie
Network Chonomarawww.networkchonamara.com
Network Galwaywww.networkgalway.com
Network of Irish Scientistshttp://wildgeesenetwork.org/
Online Marketing Galwaywww.galwaymarketing.ie
RE:CONNECT Business (West of Ireland/Overseas) Networkwww.lookwest.ie/reconnect
Roscommon Chamber of Commercehttp://www.irelandwide.com/chamcom
/rcc/index.htm
Skillsnets In Irelandwww.skillnets.ie
Small Firms Association SMAwww.sfa.ie
Social Entrepreneurs Irelandwww.socialentrepreneurs.ie
Start Up Galwayhttp://startupgalway.org/
Startup Galway - A Sub Group of Startup Irelandhttp://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=7433538&goback=%2Eanh_5089261_1389349459689_1
The Institute of Engineers of Irelandwww.iei.ie
The Irish Start Up Universe - 2014 Editionwww.textrepublic.ie/startup2014/
West of Ireland Network - WINwww.westofirelandnetworking.com
Women in Businesswww.irishwomeninbusiness.ie
Women in Business in Ireland 'On Line' community – 2400+ userswww.irishbusinesswomen.com
Training & Mentoring for Entrepreneurs
BioInnovate - Medical Device Training modelled on Sta+A193nford's BioDesign Programmewww.bioinnovate.ie
BusinessBalls.com - Business Learning & Development Resourcewww.businessballs.com
Cleanroom Training Facillity : Galway : Operated by Solas & Opened 2013http://www.solas.ie/press25112013.aspx
Enterprise Irelandwww.enterprise-ireland.com/en/Management/
Access-Strategic-Advice-and-Expertise
Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs Cross Border Exchange Programmewww.erasmus-entrepreneurs.eu
Female Entrepreneurs Mentoring Programmewww.mentoringforfemaleentrepreneurs.com
Food Works - Creating Global Food Entrepreneurswww.foodworksireland.ie
Galway Local Enterprise Officewww.localenterprise.ie/galway
HAXLR8R - Helping Entrepreneurs build hardware deviceswww.haxlr8r.com
HealthXL - Start Up Bootcamp Acceleratorhttp://healthxl.co/
iGAP - Internet Growth Acceleration Programmewww.enterprise-ireland.com/igap
Independent Business Support Service - for BOI Customers onlywww.enterprisebuilder.ie
Innovation and Business Centre GMIT Galway and Castlebarwww.gmit.ie/iibc/
InterTradeIreland Regional Equity Advisory Clinicshttp://www.intertradeireland.com/equity/
education-and-awareness/equity-advisory-service/
Launch Box - Trinity's Student Incubatorwww.launchbox.ie
Mayo Local Enterprise Officewww.localenterprise.ie/mayo
Mentoring Companywww.mentors.ie
Mentoring Programme - for Small Food BusinessesCoordinated by Bord Bia in cooperation
with Food & Drink Industry Ireland
NDRC Launch Pad - Digital Business Acceleratorwww.ndrc.ie/launchpad
New Frontiers Entrepreneur Development Programmehttp://www.gmit.ie/new-frontiers-programme
Office Hours - Voluntary Peer Mentoring Initiative for Irish StartUps Launch Jan 2014www.officehours.ie
Roscommon Local Enterprise Officewww.localenterprise.ie/roscommon
SCCUL Mentors - free Mentoring for Entrepreneurs in Galwaywww.scculmentors.ie
Seedcamp - Micro Seed Investment & Mentoring Programmewww.seedcamp.com
SELR8R - Mentor driven Accelerator Programmewww.selr8r.com
Solaswww.solas.ie
Start Up Boot Camp - Accelerator for Start Upswww.startupbootcamp.org
Wayra - Digital Business Accelerator Programmehttp://www.wayra.org/joinus/
Finance for Entrepreneurs, Start Ups and SMEs
€450m Credit Guarantee Schemewww.djei.ie/enterprise/smes/creditguarantee.htm
10 Point Tax Reform Plan - Budget 2013http://www.budget.gov.ie/budgets/2013/
Documents/Annex%20D%20-%20SME's.pdf
3rd Level Student Enterprise Competitionhttp://www.studententrepreneur.ie/about-the-awards/
Accion - Provider of Micro Loans to the Poorwww.accion.org
Acumen - North-South Sales Development Optionswww.intertradeireland.com/acumen/supportoptions
AIB Start Up Accelerator Fundhttp://www.actventure.com/early-stage-fund
Angel List - Platform for connecting Entrepreneurs & Investorshttps://angel.co/
Angels Den - Connecting Entrepreneurs & Investors in the UKwww.angelsden.co.uk
Band of Angels - Expert Capital and Venture Counselwww.bandangels.com
Bank of Ireland Seed & Early Stage Fund - Managed by Kernelwww.kernelcapital.ie/investment/seedfund.html
Bank of Ireland Start Up & Emerging Sectors - Managed by Deltahttp://www.delta.ie/funds/_seedfund.htm
BDO €75m Development Capital Fund (Launched 4.3.14)http://dubwscms005:81/EI_Corporate/en/News/PressReleases/2014-Press-Releases/Minister-Bruton-announces-%E2%82%AC75million-second-Development-Capital-Fund.html
Broadlake Capital - Open to all investment situations including growth capital, buyouts & restructuringswww.broadlakecapital.com
Clann Credo - Social Investment Fundwww.clanncredo.ie
Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency Venture Fundswww.novusmodus.com
Competitive Start Fundwww.enterprise-ireland.com/csf
Credit Review Officewww.creditreview.ie
Crowdfunding - Bloom VCwww.bloomvc.com
Crowdfunding - Eppelawww.eppela.com
Crowdfunding Matching Engine - Investments up to €250,000www.seedups.com
Development Capital Fund - €125m Fund announced 4.11.13http://www.djei.ie/press/2013/20131104.htm
Dragon's Denwww.rte.ie/dragonsden
eCommerce Website Development Fundhttps://why.ie/optimise/
Eircom New Business Start Up Initiativehttp://business.eircom.net/startup/
Elevate - North-South Sales Development Programmewww.intertradeireland.com/elevate
Employment & Incentive Investment Scheme - IT 55www.revenue.ie/en/tax/it/leaflets/it55.html
Enterprise Equitywww.enterpriseequity.ie
Enterprise Irelandwww.enterprise-ireland.com/en/funding-
supports/Company/HPSU-Funding
EU Finance for SMEswww.access2finance.eu
Forum Connemara Ltd.www.forumconnemara.ie
Frontline - Early Stage Venture Capital Firmwww.frontline.vc
Fusion - North-South Technology Transfer Programmewww.intertradeireland.com/fusion
Galway Local Enterprise Officewww.localenterprise.ie/galway
Galway Rural Development Companywww.grd.ie
Gateway to EU Research & Developmenthttp://cordis.europa.eu/home_en.html
Global Funding Platform for Creative Projectswww.kickstarter.com
Gust - A Global Platform for Start Up Funding USAhttp://www.gust.com/
Halo Business Angel Networkwww.hban.org
Halo Business Angel Partnershipwww.businessangels.ie
Horizon 2020 - EU €70B+ Research & Innovation Fundingwww.enterprise-ireland.com/horizon2020
Indiegogo - Global Crowdfunding Platformwww.indiegogo.com
Inis Oírr Aran Islandswww.oileain.ie
Innova - Strategic Innovation North-South Partnership Fundingwww.intertradeireland.com/innova
InterTrade Ireland - Business Support Schemeswww.intertradeireland.com/businesssupport
InterTradeIreland - Seedcorn Competition - launching late April 2013www.intertradeireland.com/seedcorn
Investment - through Crowd Sourcingwww.fundit.ie
Irish Technology Leadership Groupwww.itlg.org
JCI Galway Young Entrepreneur Awardswww.jcigalway.org
Linked Finance - Irish Crowd Funding Optionwww.linkedfinance.com
Mayo Local Enterprise Officewww.localenterprise.ie/mayo
Mayo North East Leader Partnership Companywww.mayonortheast.com
Micro Finance Ireland - Loans of up to €25,000www.microfinanceireland.ie
Micro Loan Fund : Creative Industrieswww.wdc.ie/microfundci
Moy Valley Resourceswww.moyvalley.ie
NPRF - SME Credit Fundwww.bluebayinvest.com/about-bluebay.aspx
NPRF - SME Equity Fund managed by Carlyle Cardinal Irelandwww.cardinalcapitalgroup.com
NPRF - SME Turnaround Fundwww.bettercapital.co.uk/news.cfm
NPRF €850m Investment Funds for SMEs - as per Budget 2013www.nprf.ie/Publications/2013/NPRFAnnouncesNewSMEFunds.pdf
Nucleus Venture Partnerswww.nucleusvp.com
PAVE - unlocking the potential of young careers through an innovative social-financial agreement (USA based)www.pave.com
Piggybackr - Funding Platform for Teamswww.piggybackr.com
R & D Tax Credit Schemewww.enterprise-ireland.com/EI_Corporate/en/Research-Innovation/Companies/R-D-Funding/R-and-D-Tax-Credit-Guide.pdf
Representative body of the Venture Capital industry in Irelandwww.ivca.ie
Roscommon Local Enterprise Officewww.localenterprise.ie/roscommon
Roscommon Integrated Development Companywww.ridc.ie
SCCUL Enterprise Awards 2013 ( Awards Ceremony at NUIG 27.1.14)www.scculawards.ie
Seed & Venture Capital Schemes & Contactswww.enterprise-ireland.com/en/Invest-in-Emerging-Companies/Source-of-Private-Capital/Venture-Capital-Funds.html
Seed Capital Scheme - IT 15www.revenue.ie/en/tax/it/leaflets/it15.html
Seedcamp - Micro Seed Investment & Mentoring Programmewww.seedcamp.com
Small Business Finance Portalwww.smallbusinessfinance.ie
Social Entrepreneurs Ireland - Awards Programme (opens January 2014)http://socialentrepreneurs.ie/awards/apply-for-an-award/
Sources of Financewww.enterprise-ireland.com/Grow/Finance/Venturecapitalpartnershipfunds
South West Mayo Development Companywww.southmayo.com
Start in Ireland - €10m International Start Up Fundwww.startinireland.com
Supporting Job Creation & Other Enterprise Supports - a Revenue Guide (Find using document name in website search box)www.revenue.ie
Take Action Business Competition (Final Entry by 28 February 2014)http://www.beechtreepark.com/takeaction.html
Talent Voucher - up to €5,000 - for North West Irelandwww.creativestatenorthwest.com
Tech Coast Angels USAwww.techcoastangels.com
The Ireland Funds University Business Plan Competitionwww.theirelandfunds.org/grantees/id.200?_rewrite_sticky=bpc
Trade Accelerator Voucher - To access North-South Expertisewww.intertradeireland.com/firststopshop
Western Investment Fundwww.wdc.ie/wdc-investment fund/
Space for New Enterprises
Action TuamEmail: info@beechtreepark.com
Arigna Enterprise Centre Carrick-on-ShannonEmail: arignal@iol.ie
Ballaghadereen Enterprise Centrewww.ballaghaderreen.com
Ballinasloe Enterprise & Technology Centrewww.ballinasloe-enterprise.com
Ballybane Enterprise Centrewww.bbec.ie
Boyle Enterprise Centrewww.boyleenterprise.com
Cairn International Trade Centrewww.cairnitc.com
Clar Community Projects Ltd.www.clarird.com
Clonbeirne Enterprise Centre Ballinasloe
Connemara West Enterprise CentreEmail: connwest@iol.ie
Crossmolina Enterprise CentreEmail: cloftus@bquom.net
Enterprise House Kiltimaghwww.ird-kiltimagh.ie
Foxford Enterprise Centre
Galway Technology Centrewww.gtc.ie
GMIT Incubation Centres in Castlebar & Galwaywww.gmit.ie/iibc/
NUIG Incubation Centrehttp://www.nuigalway.ie/business-industry/business-innovation-centre/
Roscommon Enterprise Centreagreally@abbeyhotel.com
The Enterprise Centre Ballyhauniswww.ballyhaunischamber.ie
The Joe Gilmore Enterprise Centre Claremorrislohanpark@eircom.net
Westport Enterprise Centreamoore@mayococo.ie
Westside Enterprise Centreinfo@stanthonyscu.ie
OnLine MarketPlaces
Alibaba.com - online marketplace for buyers & sellerswww.alibaba.com
Directory of Electronic Market Placeswww.emarketservices.com/start/eMarket-Directory/index.html
Etzy - For Handmade and Vintage Buyers & Sellerswww.etsy.com/sell?ref=so_sell
Set up a Store on eBayhttp://pages.ebay.com/storefronts/Building.html
Set up a Store on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/aradium?id=256802727684766&sk=app_258048194233960&app_data=71ef7390-b435-11e1-afa6-0800200c9a66
Useful Resources
Attract Talent for your IT Companywww.itshappeninghere.ie
Alison - A new World of Free Certified Learninghttp://alison.com/free-training/About-ALISON
Bank of Ireland Enterprise Lounge No 2 Grafton Street,Dublinhttp://www.allaboutbusiness.ie/enterprise-programme/enterprise-lounge
Business eNetworkingwww.linkedin.com
Business eNetworkingwww.facebook.com
Business Procurement Resourcewww.sourcedogg.com
Chamber Tradewww.chambertrade.ie www.chambers.ie/index.php?id=5
Computational Knowledge Enginewww.wolframalpha.com
Directory of Open Access Repositorieswww.opendoar.org
Expand your capability by using external talentwww.bizreef.co.uk
Expand your capability by using external talentwww.guru.com
Expand your capability by using external talentwww.freelancer.com
Expand your capability by using external talentwww.odesk.com
Expand your capability by using external talentwww.crowdspring.com
Expand your capability by using external talentwww.elance.com
Expand your capability by using young talenthttp://www.aiesec.ie/
Find out Who Raised Fundswww.whogotfunded.com
Global Market Finderhttp://translate.google.com/globalmarketfinder/index.html
Google will tell you how many searches there were that had your words in the search query phrase, and for similar phraseshttps://adwords.google.com/select/KeywordToolExternal
Grow My Business - An Post Business Initiativewww.growmybusiness.ie
I Can Work For Youwww.icanwork4u.com
Is your Start Up in Difficulty - Manage Out Of The Crisiswww.djei.ie/publications/managingoutofthecrisis.pdf
Keep track of trends,customers,competitorswww.google.com/alerts
Quora - US based On Line Knowledge Sourcewww.quora.com
Search Google Effectivelywww.google.com/support/websearch/bin/answer.py?answer=136861
Search through UK Open Access Repositorieswww.sherpa.ac.uk/repositories/sherpasearchalluk.html
Skilled Up - Online Portal to 2,600 Online Courseswww.skilledup.com
Start Up Tools & Serviceshttp://www.ronanskehill.com/2013/11/06/essential-startup-tools-online/
US Market Entry Directorywww.techresources.us/
Worklink - Connecting People,Creating Jobswww.worklink.ie
World Trade Centre - Dublinwww.wtcdublin.ie
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