Summary of Local Enterprise Office Supports
Despite the uncertainty, Irish companies can and should take immediate action to mitigate the potential risks and also position themselves to take advantage of opportunities as they arise. The following is a summary of some of the Local Enterprise Office supports that can be used to help you manage your Brexit response.
TAME Technical Assistance for Micro Exporters
Technical Assistance for Micro Exporter’s Grant enables clients to explore and develop new market opportunities. This grants part-funds the costs that can be incurred in investigating and researching export markets, e.g. exhibiting at Trade Fairs, preparing marketing material and developing websites specifically targeting overseas markets.
Brexit Mentor Programme
The Brexit Mentor Programme is designed to support LEO clients identify key areas of exposure because of Brexit and assist Owner / Managers in developing robust strategies to address issues and maximise potential opportunities. The Programme matches up the knowledge, skills, insights and entrepreneurial capability of experienced business practitioners with small business owner/ managers who need practical and strategic one to one advice and guidance on planning for the impact of Brexit
Trading Online Vouchers (TOVs)
Grow your business with help from this Government grant scheme, designed to assist small businesses. It offers financial assistance of up to €2,500 along with training and advice to help your business trade online. Participating in this scheme can make the process of trading online much easier for you.
Lean for Micro
Lean for Micro is designed to encourage Local Enterprise Office clients to adopt Lean business principles in their businesses to increase performance and competitiveness. Applying LEAN principles to your business will help to build resilience so that you are better positioned to cope with the challenges and opportunities of Brexit