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What We Do

Which support is for you?

We provide, principally through our agencies, 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. 

Supporting SMEs online tool

There are over 170 different government supports for Irish start-ups and small businesses. The online tool supportingSMEs.gov.ie helps Irish start-ups and SMEs search the range of government supports available. 

Your Local Enterprise Office

Your Local Enterprise Office is your first stop shop to help you start, grow, and develop your business. 

Enterprise Ireland 

Enterprise Ireland is responsible for the development and growth of Irish enterprises in world markets.


InterTradeIreland supports businesses to take advantage of North/South co-operative opportunities.

Standards and SMEs

NSAI Standards can assist in advising what standards are applicable to your product or service, no matter what your size or your sector. Visit the SME portal focussed on Standards supports: NSAI Standards: Supporting SMEs.

Access to finance

The state supports businesses to access finance through a number of targeted schemes.

Climate Toolkit 4 Business

The Climate Toolkit 4 Business allows SMEs to input some simple information and get an estimate of their carbon footprint and a personalised action plan to reduce it. 

Business regulation portal

BusinessRegulation.ie helps you identify the main regulations which affect your business and provides links to the relevant agencies and their guidance, tools and contact points.

Mapping of supports

Mapping of the Support Environment for Entrepreneurs is a directory compiling over 850 public and private sector supports for small businesses and start ups including co-working spaces, accelerators, and mentoring and networking opportunities.

Contact our Enterprise Information Centre

Contact our Enterprise Information Centre for information on the wide range of supports available to help your business.

Tel: +353 1 631 2002

Email: infobusinesssupport@enterprise.gov.ie