Local Enterprise Offices

Across Ireland, Local Enterprise Offices support over 7,100 businesses, employing over 35,700 people.

The Local Enterprise Offices are your local first-stop shop for seeking information and support on starting or growing a business in the Midlands. Whether you are a new entrepreneur or an existing small business owner.

Your Local Enterprise Office provides advice, information and support to you in starting up or growing your business. With 4 dedicated teams across the Local Authority network in the Midlands, your county ‘LEO’ offers you a wide range of experience, skills and services.

In 2021, 85% of the employment created in Local Enterprise backed businesses was in the Regions.

Why Midlands for Enterprise?

  • Your Local Enterprise Office provides direct financial supports to micro businesses (businesses with 10 or less employees).  
  • Advises on a range of alternative funding options available.
  • Offers business information, advisory services and enterprise support.
  • Delivers high-quality training to meet the needs of your business including; Start Your Own Business, Managing Your Business e.g. Marketing, Sales, Financial Management, Strategy and Business Planning.
  • Mentors you and your business with experienced experts.
  • Guides you to the services most relevant to support the growth and development of your business.
  • Gives you advice on local authority regulations, planning, accessibility, environment, procurement and other issues affecting your business.
  • Connects you with appropriate State resources for your business including relevant agencies such as;
    • Department of Social Protection: Enterprise Supports
    • Microfinance Ireland: Business Loans
    • Revenue: Start Up Relief for Entrepreneurs
    • Education and Training Boards: Business Courses
    • Credit Review Office: When your bank has refused credit
  • Creates progression pathways for high-potential companies to Enterprise Ireland.
  • Advises on local property solutions for start-ups and business expansions.
  • Organises key enterprise events.
  • Facilitates effective business networking.
  • Promotes entrepreneurship education in the local community.
businesswoman on business meeting talking with colleagues standing in office

Why Midlands for Enterprise?​

businesswoman on business meeting talking with colleagues standing in office

Why Midlands for Enterprise?​

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