Overview

Invest & Grow

Whether you plan to take on more staff, acquire new equipment or expand your premises, it’s important to look at the range of funding option

Invest & Grow

If you’ve already established your business, you may be looking to develop further.  Whether you plan to take on more staff, acquire new equipment or expand your premises, it’s important to look at the range of funding options available.

Investing in People

More than half of Ireland's workforce is employed by small businesses with more than 650,000 people employed by businesses with less than 50 people.

Irish government departments and agencies provide a range of supports through grants and tax reliefs to encourage job creation and retention as well as training.

For more details of government supports, please click here.

Investing in Capital

Businesses need to invest substantial sums in premises, motor vehicles, equipment and other assets to produce and supply their products and services. Most businesses need to look beyond their own financial resources to finance new investments.

The most appropriate type of financing will depend on the type and scale of investment required, the business’s plan, stage of development and growth potential, the sector in which it operates and the appetite of the business for additional credit or new investors.

Financing options include:

  • New private equity such as through the tax-based incentive schemes, business angels or venture capital. For more information on private equity please click here.
  • Medium or long-term bank and non-bank finance including commercial mortgages, term loans and asset financing. For more information on credit options, please click here. Some lenders provide dedicated credit solutions for certain sectors including agriculture and social finance.
  • Certain government and EU supports also aim to encourage investment in new plant and machinery, especially in innovative sectors and exporting enterprises. For more information on government supports, please click here and for more on EU supports, please click here.