Date(s) - Tuesday 3rd of March (03/03/2020)
9:45 am - 11:30 am

Ballygarry House Hotel, Tralee Kerry

As part of Local Enterprise Week, KBN and Kerry Local Enterprise Office are coming together to share everything you need to know about LEO funding.

Local Enterprise Office experts will cover all areas of funding in this morning presentation, with lots of time for questions and answers. Whether you’re a start-up or scaling-up, you’ll come away with all the info you need to know which grants and supports are available to your business, plus insider info from Kerry Businesswomen who have already benefited from the various supports available.

Sources of Funding & Financial Supports – Tomás Hayes

There are a range of Grants and Funding Streams that are available from the Local Enterprise Office. Some of the items covered will be

  • Feasibility Grants,
  • Priming Grants ,
  • Business Expansion Grants
  • Export Assistance Grants
  • Microfinance Loan Fund

Trading Online Vouchers – Leanne Chapman

The Trading Online Voucher is a financial incentive for small businesses with no more than 10 employees, less than €2m turnover and who have been trading for at least 6 months. The voucher is designed to assist a business to develop their online trading presence in the form of matched funding up to a maximum amount payable of €2,500 or 50% of the eligible cost exclusive of VAT. This presentation will provide details on how the voucher works and the process involved in making an application for a voucher.

LEO Training & Mentoring Supports – Conor Slattery

The Local Enterprise Office offers a wide range of Training & Mentoring Supports for small businesses and startups.  These include:

  • Start Your Own Business Programmes
  • Retail Development Programmes
  • Branding For Business
  • Business Growth & Financial Management
  • Digital Marketing & Social Media courses
  • One to One Mentoring

There will also Q&A session, with feedback from Kerry Business Women who have benefitted from the various supports offered by the Local Enterprise Office.
Eileen Ashe – Ashes Annascaul Black Pudding Co
Susan Barrett – Susan Barrett Mindfulness
Jennifer Scanlon – Coco Boutique

In addition, there will be information available on the day from the Department of Employment Affairs & Social Protection on the supports they have available to employers in taking on staff.