Waterford Chamber and Enterprise Europe Network will host a four-module programme series on the theme of 'Access to Finance for SMEs' over the coming months. These modules are aimed at Start-Ups and existing SMEs who would like to develop a clearer understanding of the various forms of finance and funding programmes available. The themes for these events are as follows:
Part 1: Bank Financing - 26th November
Part 2: State Agency Funding - 10th December
Part 3: EU Funding - Q1 2014, details to follow
Part 4: Venture Capital and Private Investment - Q1 2014, details to follow
The 2nd seminar will focus on State Agency Funding and Incentives to support business start-ups and business growth. A number of state agencies will present on the day including Waterford City Enterprise Board, Enterprise Ireland, MicroFinance Ireland, and The Department of Social Protection. Business supports from these agencies range from training and mentoring programmes, feasibility grants, microfinance loans, advice, support and finance to develop export markets and job expansion funds.
Waterford City Enterprise Board – Ciaran Cullen will outline Waterford City Enterprise Boards supports to local Business Start-ups and SME’s.
Department of Social Protection – Liam Murphy will inform of the DSP supports for Business Start-ups and also detail the new JobsPlus Programme. JobsPlus is a new employer incentive, from the Department of Social Protection which encourages and rewards employers who offer employment opportunities to the long term unemployed.
Microfinance Ireland – Lorna Coleman will present information on the Microfinance Irelands services in lending to start-up, newly established or growing microenterprises that have commercially viable proposals but do not meet conventional risk criteria applied by commercial banks.
Enterprise Ireland – James Croke from Enterprise Ireland will present of the suite of support provided by Enterprise Ireland, including services to ‘High Potential Start-ups’ and ‘Potential Exporters’. Information will also be provided about ‘Innovation Vouchers’ and ‘New Frontiers Programme’.
This module will conclude with a Question and Answer session with all presenters taking part. These events are free of charge. To book a place at the first seminar, please contact Michelle at 051 311138 or
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