LEO Innovation Investment Fund Open Until 31st July 2017

Local Enterprise Offices have launched a €1.5 million national “Innovation Investment fund” to help SMEs prepare for Brexit. The fund is open to small businesses at start up or growth stage, with up to 10 staff. The closing date for online applications is 31st July 2017. Full details are here.

InterTradeIreland’s Brexit Advisory Service

InterTradeIreland has launched a new Brexit Advisory Service for potential and current cross-border traders. The new Advisory service is focused on providing all the latest relevant new, information, events and support. It will also provide one-to-one support for SMEs across a range of issues. Click here for more information.

4 Reasons Your Outdated SEO Strategy Isn’t Sustainable

With Google constantly changing it’s algorithm to avoid spammers, SMEs nowadays are finding it harder to keep up to date with what works best for their SEO. This useful article from Small Business Can on why antiquated SEO strategies don’t work anymore and what you need to be doing instead might help! Click here to […]

Are you ready for the new General Data Protection Regulations?

The European Union’s new General Data Protection Regulation will come into effect on the 25th of May, 2018. Plato Company, Saros Consulting, have produced a paper showing practical steps organisations can take to ensure they are GDRP compliant. For more details, and to download their guide click here.

Are You Looking For Partners Abroad?

If you’re looking for partners abroad, contact Dublin Chamber! Through the Enterprise Europe Network, Dublin Chamber have 600 partner organisations in 60+ countries who would be happy to help you source suppliers, distributors, manufacturers, partners for JV, franchise, outsourcing or services agreements. They also help with market advice and research. Call 01 644 7200 or […]

Complimentary Marketing Consultation Voucher for Plato Members

Plato Company Unique Communications are a one-stop marketing services agency for Irish SMEs. They have kindly offered a complimentary marketing consultation voucher open to Plato members. The voucher expires on 30th June and entitles you to a 1 hour session at their offices in Dublin 8. To download your voucher, click here.

Free Supplier Engagement Event

InterTradeIreland are holding a Supplier Engagement event on 21st June 2017 at Glenavon House Hotel, Cookstown, Co Tyrone, at 8:15am to 1:30pm. This free event gives interested suppliers the opportunity to meet with procurement personnel from the 11 councils in Northern Ireland and 6 border councils of Ireland, representatives from the Central Procurement Directorate (CPD) […]

Alternative Sources of Finance…

The Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland says it’s supported €113m worth of SMEs loans during the first three months of 2017. They aim to deliver lower cost, long-term, innovative and accessible funding by offering flexible products, through their On-Lending Partners. Click here for more details.

DCU Event: Annual Family Business Conference, 8am to 2pm (GMT)

The DCU Centre for Family Business would like to invite you to its Annual Family Business Conference on the 1st of March. Keynote address by Mr Paul Darley, 3rd generation family member & Ms. Audrey Darley, 4th generation family member from W.S.Darley & Co, USA Networking opportunities with Irish Family businesses. Who should attend: Family […]