Thinking of starting a business or developing your existing small business? The supports listed here are suitable for people starting a business, sole traders or businesses with less than ten employees.
Waterford Local Enterprise Office (LEO)
The LEO serves as a ‘first stop shop’ for anyone seeking information and support to start, grow or develop a micro or small business in Waterford. Waterford LEO offer advice on supports and funding available to businesses. They will also direct you to the most appropriate support agency depending on the stage, size, sector and needs of your business.
‘Let’s Talk Business’ workshops are held regularly to introduce people and businesses to the services, supports and funding provided by the Waterford LEO.
Waterford Leader Partnership (WLP)
WLP offers economic, social and cultural services to small businesses, community groups and individuals. LEADER is a community led rural development initiative delivered by WLP that provides funding in four main areas:
- Rural Tourism
- Enterprise Development
- Rural Towns
- Broadband Access
Dungarvan Enterprise Centre (DEC)
Dungarvan Enterprise Centre (DEC) is located in the centre of Dungarvan town, home of the fastest broadband in Ireland where fibre cable was laid over 17 years ago. A thriving hub of activity, MainStWorks at DEC offers a range of services and facilities including business skill training, mentoring, advisory services, hotdesk hire, green screen hire and meeting facilitation. Skills training is focused on areas such as new media, digital growth and network marketing. We run seminars with high profile speakers to help your business to grow and we facilitate your success through our links with the business support ecosystem.
SEBIC - South East Business Innovation Centre
SEBIC supports the generation and development of new innovative enterprises and assists existing SMEs to innovate and expand. They provide:
- High quality specialised business consultancy
- Active incubation
The SEBIC team works closely with other local, regional, national enterprise support agencies and has international connections, particularly in Europe, through its membership of the European BIC Network.
T: 353 (0))51 356300
Údarás na Gaeltachta
Údarás na Gaeltachta encourages investment through a range of generous financial and non-financial incentives for new and existing enterprises in Gaeltacht regions such as Gaeltacht na nDéise (An Rinn & An Sean Phobal) in County Waterford.
T: +353 (0)91 503100