Business & Social Enterprise Supports Ballyhoura Development provides a range of services to businesses, social enterprises and the self-employed. Staff are available by phone or email, or for in-person meetings on a one-to-one basis, in line with current Covid-19 restrictions. Details of the type of supports Ballyhoura Development offers and relevant contacts can be found below. If your employment has been impacted by COVID-19, a package of supports has been made available, and may be available to you: COVID-19 Support for Businesses and Employers Self Employment Supports Ballyhoura Development provides a one-to-one Enterprise Support Service to people who are unemployed and would like to explore the option of becoming self-employed. Support and guidance are available for: Exploring a business idea Accessing relevant enterprise training Applying for the Back to Work Enterprise Allowance Exploring the reality of self-employment Delivery of Start Your Own Business 3-day Training Course. Accessing the Ballyhoura Development Mentoring Programme To enquire about availing of any of the above supports, contact Carrie O'Donoghue at [email protected] or Clare Jordan at [email protected] Supports to Social Enterprises As with commercial business supports, Ballyhoura Development provides a range of supports to new and existing social enterprises: Advice on business planning and project feasibility Help to identify other social enterprise supports and funding opportunities Support to access and develop social enterprise forums and networks Access to the Ballyhoura Development Mentoring Programme Training can also be requested by Social Enterprises from Ballyhoura Development for delivery in their own community. Examples of training available include: Developing a New Social Enterprise Sustaining and Growing a Social Enterprise Taking on New Employees: Recruitment and Interview Skills for Employers To enquire about availing of any of the above supports or courses, contact Carrie O'Donoghue at [email protected] or Clare Jordan at [email protected] Enterprise Supports Ballyhoura Development provides an outreached Enterprise Training Programme to support Small Business Start-Ups in the Ballyhoura Development area, supported by the Limerick Local Enterprise Office (LEO). The Enterprise Training Programme offers training in the following areas: Using Social Media Effectively in Your Business Sales, Marketing & Branding for Your Business Tax and the Self-Assessment System Making the Most of Your Business Presentations Business Idea Generation: turning your idea into a reality Public Relations (PR) & Event Management Start Your Own Business Training All courses/events are free of charge for participants. To enquire about availing of any of the above courses, contact Carrie O'Donoghue at [email protected].