Important Resources for Business

Partners of Local Enterprise Office Wicklow include the following:

  • Wicklow County Council - Local Authority for County Wicklow
  • Enterprise Ireland - Enterprise Ireland is the government organisation responsible for the development and growth of Irish enterprises in world markets.
  • Intreo (DSP) - Intreo is a new service from the Department of Social Protection. Intreo is a single point of contact for all employment and income supports
  • Microfinance Ireland - Microfinance Ireland (MFI), as a not-for-profit lender, has been established to deliver the Government’s Microenterprise Loan Fund. Unsecured loans from €2,000 up to €25,000, Term from 3 to 5 years.
  • Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment - main department that deals with all three
  • Revenue Commissioners - The core business is the assessment and collection of taxes and duties
  • Education & Training Board (ETB) - ETBI is the national representative association for Ireland’s sixteen Education and Training Boards (ETBs). ETBs and ETBI came into establishment on 1 July 2013 and were formerly VECs and IVEA respectively
  • IE Domain Registry - The IEDR’s mission is to provide unique identifiably Irish domain names along with registry and related services to the local and international Internet community

Other Resources

  • Brexit - information on Brexit and how it may effect Irish Businesses
  • Knowledge Transfer Ireland - is the national office that helps business to benefit from access to Irish expertise and technology by making it simple to connect and engage with the research base in Ireland  
  • Skillsnet - Subsidised training for employees 
  • Credit Review Office - The Credit Review Office helps SME or Farm borrowers who have had an application for credit of up to €3m declined or reduced, and who feel that they have a viable business proposition
  • SMEs Online Tool - find out what agency you need to be talking for supports for your business
  • Skills to Work - is aimed at making it easier for jobseekers and employers to know what Government skills initiatives are available
  • Sample Business Plans - whether you are a start up or an existing business, a business plan is a must
  • Irish Point of Single Contact for the Service Directive - The main role of the PSC is to provide general information on the procedures required for Irish/EU Businesses who intend operating in Ireland. (e.g. procedures required for working as an Architect in Ireland).
  • NDRC - NDRC is an early stage investor in innovation, making ventures happen by investing in startups and improving the environment in which ventures can grow.
  • Manufacturing Guide - a guide to government supports for the Irish manufacturing industry
  • Website Development Guidelines - this is a guide we produced to help those seeking to have a website developed.
  • Public Procurement Guide for SMEs and Sole Traders 2023- This guide was developed by the local government sector to provide an easy to understand introduction to public procurement processes, procedures and vocabulary.