Is Your Business Ready To Go?

“Navigating the supports available for your business can be really difficult. Who can help me? What can you do for my business? Can I speak to a mentor? Can I access grant aid? These are some of the common questions that business owners ask, and that we hear regularly. So we decided to do something about it”, explains Riona McCoy of Local Enterprise Office Louth.

The team at Louth’s Local Enterprise Office, part of Louth County Council, have created a new guide for business called “Ready To”. This free guide is available to download from, and is arranged according to the types of services and supports the business need.

Riona continues “The guide is divided into sections, depending on what stage your business is at. It begins with pre-start and start-ups outlining supports such as business advice clinics, start your own business programme and mentoring. For companies that are already up and running, we have a range of supports to help drive growth such as mentoring, e-commerce, digitalisation and management development.”

“Many established companies want to improve their business processes and our Lean, Green and Digital supports can help drive efficiency and reduce costs. The guide outlines a range of financial supports and funding options for business. The final section focuses on exporting and expanding into international markets.”

Each of the supports in the guide, are hyperlinked to the relevant page on the Local Enterprise Office Louth website to help readers access information or make an application.

Riona concludes “We have a superb range of tailor-made support for small and medium sized businesses and now we’re making it easier for you to find the right ones for your business. Visit view the full guide, and our team here at LEO Louth look forward to working in partnership with you to help your business to thrive.”