The nature of this business, eBusiness, makes it very attractive for all types of investment and grant assistance particularly from Irish Government agencies. We suggest applicants study what’s available through the many avenues and choose the most available and suitable to their financial circumstances.
Here are some of the options available:
Applicants may be funded from local County Enterprise Boards under their “Priming Grant” scheme, however approval is not guaranteed. The amount available is up to a maximum of €50,000 per applicant.
There are numerous Job creation incentive schemes available through various Gov. Agencies, Enterprise Ireland etc. See http://www.dceb.ie/financial-assistance see also http://www.smallbusinessfinance.ie/
Applicants may be in receipt of redundancy payments and looking for new career opportunities. This may be the ideal opportunity to develope a new career path.
Enterprise Ireland has a large range of initiatives to assist the self employed in helping to grow their business, see http://www.enterpriseireland.ie also http://www.enterprise-ireland.com/getexportready See also http://www.dceb.ie/financial-assistance
Job Seekers Allowance:
If the agent is on the governments Job Seekers Allowance initiative the income from this source will remian in place until such time as the agents income from this source exceeds the threshold for qualification for Job Seekers Allowance.
Other Investment Options:
Here is a list of other avenues to grant assistance: