Mentoring and Consulting

Local Enterprise Office Mentoring: Under the Local Enterprise Office Mentor Programme, clients work with an experienced mentor to identify solutions to areas of exposure within their business. With advice and guidance from their mentor, clients develop strategies that are more robust, which address issues and maximise potential opportunities when the COVID-19 crisis comes to an end. Mentoring services are now free of charge.

Further Information: https://www.localenterprise.ie/response/Other-LEO-Supports/Other-LEO-Supports.html

COVID-19 Business Financial Planning Grant: The COVID-19 Business Financial Planning Grant is a support for Enterprise Ireland clients, providing 100% funding of up to €5,000 to access an approved financial consultant. The grant is designed to help companies to develop a robust financial plan and will enable companies to access external support from approved financial consultants to prepare a financial plan to secure the company in the short to medium terms.

Further Information: https://globalambition.ie/supports/innovation-support/covid-19-business-planning-grant/

LEAN for Micro: LEAN for Micro is available to LEO clients to help build resilience within small companies. Under this programme, clients can avail of consultancy support with a LEAN Expert (a qualified practitioner), who will work with the company to introduce lean principles, undertake a specific cost savings project and assist the company in benchmarking its performance. LEAN for Micro can also be used to help implement new remote working and physical distancing guidelines.

InterTradeIreland Emergency Business Solutions: InterTradeIreland is offering 100% financial support up to £2,000/€2,250 towards professional advice to address key business challenges as a result of Covid-19. To be eligible your business must be registered in Ireland or Northern Ireland, trade across the border (NI/ROI), employ less than 250 employees, have an annual turnover of less than €50m (sterling equivalent), and have a satisfactory trading history.

Further Information: https://intertradeireland.com/covid-19-supports/emergency-business-solutions/application-form

E-Merge Programme: The E-Merge programme provides £2500/€2800 fully funded consultancy support to help businesses develop online sales and eCommerce solutions. To be eligible, your business must be an SME with less than 250 staff and £40 million turnover (priority will be given to companies employing less than 100 or those with turnover of less than £10m / or euro equivalent), be an indigenous business registered in Ireland or Northern Ireland (companies from Ireland must hold a valid Tax Clearance Certificate), and be active in either the manufacturing or tradeable services sectors. By tradeable services, InterTradeIreland requires the business service to be delivered in the cross-border market, and not just to attract customers from the cross-border market to their service business in the home market.

Further Information: https://intertradeireland.com/covid-19-supports/emerge