As the Fintech Competitive Start Fund opens for applications next week, we've 5 tips from Anastasia Volkova, who made the move to Ireland with help from Enterprise Ireland's Competitive Start Fund for International Entrepreneurs.

Dublin-based company Brandtone has a presence in 14 markets across the globe. Find out how Enterprise Ireland helped them in getting started, and in expanding into developing markets.

A range of programmes are available for Irish businesses looking to expand into international markets. We've profiled four supports for those considering exporting.

In this op-ed piece, Paddy Savage, Trade Operations Manager with InterTradeIreland, talks useful tips for companies considering getting on the exporting ladder.

To date InterTradeIreland has worked with 25,000 SMEs, generating 3,000 new jobs and £700m worth of trade and business development. We've a rundown of some of their supports to help businesses thinking about exporting.

Ciara Troy started out making sushi in her kitchen for farmers markets. Her products are now available in over 120 retails outlets. Find out how she made that leap with the help from her local LEOs.

In this editorial, Food Safety Authority of Ireland talks about helping small food businesses to achieve good hygiene standards and comply with the law.

Bord Iascaigh Mhara provides a range of services to support businesses in the seafood industry from training to help with labelling, enhancing efficiency to business development. Find out more here.

Have an idea or looking to build your agrifood business? Teagasc, the agriculture and food development authority, has a range of supports and programmes available.

Unemployed and thinking of starting your own business? Take a look at some of the Department of Social Protection supports available to help you get your business up and running.


Government Programmes

There are two complementary, Government-wide plans to tackle the jobs challenge:

APJ 2015Action Plan for Jobs
Find out how Government Departments and Agencies work together to improve conditions for creating jobs.

Pathways to Work

Check out the Government’s four-year strategy to radically reduce the number of people on the Live Register.