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 Jobs Enterprise and Innovation - 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
  • Taking Care of Business (TCOB) - This free half-day event has been specificaly designed to help small and start-up businesses understand and benefit from the services provided by many of our State Offices and agencies.  The event will include short presentations and opportunities to get information directly from the agencies involved.

  • 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
  • Nubie - Free Business Start Up Tool - sign up today
  • 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.