Supports to Start Your Own Business

Start Your Own Business

Start Your Own Business Guidance

If you have an interest in self-employment or a business idea you would like to develop then Ballyfermot Chapelizod Partnership have a range of supports to offer.

Our enterprise officers provides one-to-one training and mentoring while our ‘Be Your Own Boss’ course will cover all the key aspects of self-employment including funding, sales and marketing, bookkeeping, developing a business plan and tips to maintain motivation and positivity. We also offer one to one mentoring on a range of topics. If relevant, we can assist you in applying for the Back to Work Enterprise Allowance (BTWEA) and Short Term Enterprise Allowance (STEA). If you take part in the BTWEA scheme you can keep a percentage of your social welfare payment for up to 2 years to support you financially while you start your business. Contact Dave on 087-6413787 or to get more details.

Support for New Business

At BCP we know that the first two years are crucial to the success of any new business. BCP provide ongoing support and mentoring to our clients in the first two years of operation through one-to-one advice and guidance, group training in areas like completing tax return and business development and help to connect local business people through our D10 Business Network. The D10 business network meets every 4-6 weeks alternating between breakfast and evening meetings to help you make connections with other local business people and share information, tips, successes and challenges. New members always welcome! Contact Dave on 087 – 641 3787 to get more details.

Social Enterprise Ballyfermot Cherry Orchard

Want to develop your Social Enterprise?

A social enterprise is a business or not-for profit that is set up to make a positive difference in the world. It differs from a traditional business in that the profit is used to tackle a social or environmental problem.

Our social enterprise officer supports existing social enterprises through mentoring and training and helping those that are in the early stages through feasibility studies and business plans. If you have a social enterprise idea that you want to make a reality, contact Dave on or 087 – 641 3787.