Enterprise & Tourism

Enterprise & Tourism

Start your own business support

Are you thinking about setting up your own business?  Through group workshops and working with a dedicated enterprise advisor we can help you to:

  • Assess if you are ready to be your own boss.
  • Assess your business idea.
  • Identify if there is a viable market for your product or service.
  • Identify training gaps and set your goals.
  • Receive advice and guidance on preparing a business plan.
  • Receive support to apply for the Back to Work Enterprise Allowance(BTWEA) and other supports through Department of Social Protection.
  • Get relevant information on other supports available for business start-ups; Enterprise Support Grants; SURE (Start-ups Refunds for Entrepreneurs); Start your own Business Relief.

Eligibility criteria will apply to supports for participants.

Programmes and schedules vary depending on demand and time of year.  Services are delivered at SECAD’s hubs with community partners in Midleton, Macroom, Ballincollig, Carrigaline, Youghal, Cobh and Blarney.

Contact us at info@secad.ie or 021 461 3432 to find out more.

‘’SECAD supported me to think about how self-employment could work for me, and prompted me to recognise my skills and business opportunity in a more strategic way through writing my business plan for Play to Grow.

Shelly O' Donovan

Founder, Play to Grow

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Fantastic to see local and national coverage of this week's Savour Food awards event in Midleton. Well done to all food businesses in receipt of an award! We are looking forward to doing more to reduce food waste in food businesses in 2019. #foodwaste #foodwasteie

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Very excited to be in @SECADCork today for Wren presentations. Some amazing business potential here! @ESF_Ireland @DeptJusticeIRL @rubiconcentre

Limited free tickets for this great event @SECADCork @CorkChamber @corkcitylibrary @SmartCork @CorkOpenCoffee @NetworkCork https://t.co/ng9x7rou8J

So cool to have @shaunoconnor1 as special guest filmmaker @corkfilmcentre annual Cork Young Filmmakers Gala 2019, thanks to @Corkcoco @SECADCork @CorkETB @mayor_co_cork @CllrDerryCanty #cdys @Foroige https://t.co/A7t1t0qp7E

Stepping Stones is a #nature-based well-being programme from SECAD and Wild Work. This summer we ran our very first session with youths from #Midleton. This fantastic video was made with help from the participants
https://t.co/sV1EDMVtDw

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Contact

SECAD Partnership CLG
Midleton Community Enterprise Centre, Owennacurra Business Park,
Knockgriffin, Midleton, Co. Cork, P25 Y893

+353 21 4613432

info@secad.ie