Support in starting your own business

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“Starting your own business can be a daunting process,” states Burga Fullam, business advisor with Limerick City Enterprise Board. “However the City Enterprise Board offers a number of supports to ease the process and ensure the entrepreneurs takes the right first steps”.

These supports include training programmes, advice and information and selective financial assistance.

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A variety of training programmes reflects the diversity of business start up needs.

Options include Start Your Own Business Courses, Sales Training, Marketing Development Programmes, Market Research, Costing & Pricing Courses Business Planning Seminars and Ideas Generation.

A range of e-business courses are also available that enable the new start up develop an appropriate on-line strategy.

“The courses are available throughout the year,” says Burga, “allowing participants to do them as need arises. They are also a great forum for networking, sourcing customers, suppliers and indeed, friends.

 Many of our clients have already been out in the workplace for a number of years and may not be keen to return to the classroom. So we aim to provide user friendly courses with the focus on interaction and practical useful information.”

A one to one consultation is advisable and available free of charge. Go online at www.limceb.ie or phone 061- 312-611

Eamon Ryan, Graham Rice, Burga Fullam and Donncha Hughes are pictured at the launch of Start Your Own Business Progammes 2010.