Enterprise Ireland has now an online Start Up Store where you can easily find information about setting up and starting your own business. Worth taking a look at.
Setting up a business
- Basis – Irish Government website for business start-ups.
- Citizens Information – Government service providing a broad range of information and advice for the public with particular emphasis on citizen’s rights.
- Company Registration Office (Ireland) – register a company/obtain accounts for registered Irish companies.
- Company Registration Office (UK)
- Envirocentre – an Enterprise Ireland website dealing with industry and environmental issues.
- Health and Safety Authority – useful information on H&S issues for business.
- Irish Franchise Association
- Irish Patents Office
- National Employment Rights Authority (NERA) – issues to consider when employing staff.
- Revenue.ie – register for tax
- Setting up a food business – Bord Bia
- Business Plan Template [word format] – example of a Business Plan template.
- Federation of International Trade Associations – country profiles, etc.
- Irish Exporters Association
- Market Access Database – EU database detailing documentation and tariff requirements for external trade.
- Central Statistics Office Ireland (CSO) – statistics on Ireland – population, industry, Irish economy etc.
- Eurostat – EU statistics
- Market Research.com – listings of market research reports from various publishers
- Research and Markets.com – listings of market research reports from various publishers
- UK National Statistics – UK statistics on population, industry, the UK economy etc
- US Census Bureau – US government statistics office
- World Bank – Global statistics from the World Bank
Product/Material testing laboratories
- Irish National Accreditation Board (INAB) – Irish directory of accredited testing laboratories
- United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) – UK directory of accredited testing laboratories
Sources of Finance
- Business Angels
- Employment Investment and Incentive Scheme (EII)
- Equity Finance
- Seed Capital Scheme
- Western Development Commission Investment Fund
Other Agency Supports
- Bord Bia
- County & City Enterprise Boards
- Cork Business Innovation Centre (CorkBIC)
- Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation
- Dublin Business Innovation Centre (DBIC)
- Pobal – an intermediary working on behalf of Government to support communities and local agencies towards achieving social inclusion, reconciliation and equality.
- South East Business and Innovation Centre (South East BIC)
- WESTBIC Business and Innovation Centre (WestBIC)