Setting up a business

Overview: Setting up a business

Information about different business structures, regulations, funding and other supports for people setting up a business.

Becoming self-employed

Information on becoming self-employed as a sole trader and a description of the legalities and tax implications.

Back to Work Enterprise Allowance

If you are getting certain social welfare payments, there are supports to help you become self-employed. Find out about the Back to Work Enterprise Allowance scheme.

Short-Term Enterprise Allowance

This scheme provides a weekly payment to certain people who have lost their job and want to start their own business.

Starting a business

Outline of what you need to know if you are thinking of setting up a business.

Coming to set up a business or invest in Ireland

Information for foreign nationals on the immigrant investor and entrepreneur schemes.

Sources of information on starting a business

If you want to become self-employed you may get help and support from a number of agencies. This document gives a general overview of these organisations and sources of information