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Funding and Training Supports

Below is a list of supports available to businesses in South Dublin.  You will find information and links to supports from:

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Local Enterprise Office South Dublin

The Local Enterprise Offices is your local first-stop shop for seeking information and support on starting or growing a business in Ireland. Whether you are a new entrepreneur or an existing small business owner.

The LEO South Dublin offers business finance support to small businesses for the costs involved in starting or growing a business. The type of business finance support will depend on your business needs. The grants that are available are:

For more information on financial supports call 01 414 9215 or email

Upcoming training

  • Crafting Success: Mastering Trade Fairs & Exhibitions and Showcase - 20th March

A dynamic event tailored to creative industry small business makers and designers eager to excel at trade fairs and exhibition opportunities.

  • Google Ads - 21st March

This course will outline the benefits of using Google Ads to promote your business. Google Ads can be a great way of increasing visibility of your website on search, but only if it is done correctly. Designed for the beginner, in the session we will explore how to set up a Google Ads account and each of the steps you will need to create an effective ad. 

  • Effective Time Management for Business Owners - 8th April

This course is suitable for small business owners, entrepreneurs, managers, and professionals who want to enhance their time management skills and improve productivity. Participants should have a basic understanding of time management concepts and a desire to optimize their use of time.

  • Social Media Tools and Strategies - 9th April

Developing an effective social media strategy is now pretty much essential in business. However, why not learn some hints and tips to save you both time and money? This intensive half-day course will offer proven techniques to help you improve your social media marketing. We will show how to use some of these tools with a basic approach.

  • A Layman's Guide To Income Tax and VAT  - 10th April

The aim of this course is to provide each participant with a clear understanding of their responsibilities as a self-employed person and an understanding of how their business fits into the self-assessment Income Tax system.

  • Risk Management for Business Owners - 12th April

This course is suitable for small business owners, managers, and individuals responsible for risk management within their organizations

  • Managing Your Cash flow - 15th April

The aim of this course it to help business owner/managers to better understand the fundamental financial drivers of their business and teach them effective cash management, principles and tools.  It is designed as a workshop with opportunities to participate and contribute and will give participants information to help them control their cashflow better, especially in these uncertain times. It also offers them information on the government and SME supports that are available to help support their business as well as tips on planning and pivoting.

  • Mastering Credit Management - 16th April

This programme deals in depth with making sure that businesses get paid, the programme describes the basics, such as T&Cs, credit limits and payment terms, and the power in the relationship so their business is fit to give credit.  The programme then deals with pursuing debts up to legal actions. At the end of the session delegates will make sure their business has the basics correct before they end up with a doubtful debt. 

  • Costing vs Pricing - 17th April

This programme will give participants an overview of the elements, strategies & formulas for costing & pricing their products & services and an understanding of calculating costs and actual price for their product/service to enable profitable returns. Participants are introduced to methods of pricing their product so that they can price their product to sell AND make profit AND not waste their time unprofitably.

  • How to Submit Your Income Tax Return (Form11) on ROS - 19th April

The aim of this course is to demonstrate the use of Revenue Online Services (ROS) to submit an income tax self-assessment Form 11 Return in a straight forward, user-friendly workshop. Participants should be able to submit their own Form 11 after this course.  This course is a great appendage to ‘A Layman’s Guide to Income Tax’


  • X (formerly Twitter) for Beginners - 22nd April

This course is delivered live online via Zoom. It Is designed to provide all attendees with a clear view of how X(formerly Twitter) can be best leveraged to promote and grow their business. We will explore the nature of the unpaid activities and paid activities on the X platform, with a focus on what tactics and tools deliver the best results.

  • Instagram for Beginners - 23rd April

This course is delivered online via Zoom. It is designed to provide all attendees with a clear view of how Instagram can be used by businesses to help them to promote and grow their business. We will discuss the key unique features of Instagram, helping attendees to get a clear understanding of how they create a post, post a story, and begin to grow their community on Instagram.

  • Working and Living as a Self-Employed Person - 24th April

This course is designed for individuals who are considering or have recently transitioned to self-employment. It is suitable for freelancers, consultants, solopreneurs, and small business owners. Participants should have a basic understanding of business concepts and be motivated to learn about the challenges and opportunities associated with self-employment. No prior experience in self-employment is required.

  • Creating Great Social Media Content - 29th April

Learn the skills and tools needed to create great social media content and how to monitor it's performance on your socials.

Please click here for these and other Training programmes 

Enterprise Ireland

Enterprise Ireland is the state agency responsible for the development and growth of Irish enterprises in world markets. They work in partnership with Irish enterprises to help them start, grow, innovate and win export sales in global markets. In this way, they support sustainable economic growth, regional development and secure employment. 

Funding supports 

Enterprise Ireland provide funding and supports for companies - from entrepreneurs with business propositions for a high potential start-up through to large companies expanding their activities, improving efficiency and growing international sales. Enterprise Ireland also provide funding and supports for college based researchers to assist in the development, protection and transfer of technologies into industry via licensing or spin-out companies. 


More information on funding supports

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Microfinance Ireland

Microfinance Ireland provide small loans through the Government’s Microenterprise Loan Fund. The purpose of the fund is to help start ups and established businesses to get the finance they need for their business.

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Think Business, powered by Bank of Ireland, has been created for Irish business owners and managers who are seeking information, resources and help on a range of business topics. It provides practical, actionable information and guidance on starting, growing and running a business.

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Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment - Start, Scale and Innovate

We provide a range of tailored supports for enterprise of all sizes in Ireland. Supports include access to finance, management development, mentoring supports, business development programmes, market supports and trade promotion.

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