Westmeath County Enterprise Board: Services and Financial Support

Dear Business Owner

 

Westmeath County Enterprise Board would like to remind you of services and supports that we have on offer to assist businesses such as yours, including:

Financial Grant Aid (For eligible businesses*) Priming & Business Expansion grants which can include:

–    Capital Grants

  • Employment Grants
  • Feasibility Study Grants – to assess new ideas or a new dimension to your existing business.

 

* There are restrictions on the type of businesses that can avail of the financial grant programme.  In general, eligible businesses are those manufacturing, with potential to export, or businesses with a niche business to business aspect to their offering and have ten or less employees.  If you wish to assess your business eligibility for these new grants please contact Christine Charlton to discuss the matter further. Financial grants are awarded on the basis of investment being made in the business and potential employment creation.

Advice & Information –   Specialised mentoring advice on all aspects of operating a business on a one to one basis.

 

Marketing Supports –  Exporting grants which can cover for example some costs associated with exhibiting at overseas tradeshows

Website Optimisation Programmes – make your website work

Internet Clinics

Marketing Clinics – one to one with specialised mentors

 

Micro Finance Ireland –       Should your small business have been refused loan funding of less than €25,000 from a bank you may wish to look at Micro Finance Ireland as a possible lender. We can provide you with information on this scheme. More information can be found on http://www.microfinanceireland.ie/

Westmeath County Enterprise Board are also delivering an extensive range of business training programmes on topics such as sales, finance, taxation, marketing etc in Mullingar and Athlone.

Further information on all Westmeath County Enterprise Board services and upcoming autumn training courses can be found at www.westmeath-enterprise.ie

Should you wish to discuss any matter relating to your business or the services offered by Westmeath CEB, please contact Christine Charlton – email ccharlton@westmeath-enterprise.ie or phone 044 9349222.

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