June 20, 2021
Business News

COVID-19: Free advisory clinics for Waterford businesses hit by crisis

Local Enterprise Office Waterford is operating free advisory clinics for local businesses hit by the Covid-19 emergency.

The network of Local Enterprise Offices and Enterprise Ireland have introduced measures that will give Waterford businesses access to finance through the Credit Guarantee scheme, Microfinance business loans and the Covid-19 Working Capital scheme.

Local Enterprise Office Waterford is offering free HR and finance advisory clinics for any local business that needs assistance in accessing these aids.

Richie Walsh, Head of Enterprise, Local Enterprise Office Waterford said: “At the present moment, if you are a small business in Waterford, you are probably confused, overwhelmed and unsure what to do next.

“Your Local Enterprise Office is here to help and is determined to deliver a set of services, specifically designed to make the situation as manageable as possible for the business community in Waterford.”

If your business has been affected by Covid-19 and you need advice, Local Enterprise Office Waterford is offering 30-minute telephone/Skype consultations with HR, finance and general business mentors.

To avail of this free support service, businesses are asked to call the LEO Waterford office and ask for a dedicated specialist. This is a confidential service and is open to all businesses.

LEO Waterford said they will everything they can to direct local businesses “towards further Government and State agency business supports”.

Brid Kirby, Enterprise Development Officer, LEO Waterford added: “The Government has announced a number of assistances for businesses as Covid-19 escalates.  If your business is trying to navigate through these uncertain times and get access to finance or employment assistance, please get in touch with us today and we will try to help steer you in the best possible direction.”

To book your free HR, finance or general business advice consultation, call 0761 102905 or email info@leowaterfordcouncil.ie and a dedicated mentor will get in touch with you.

For further information about any of the above measures visit https://sbci.gov.ie/ or https://www.localenterprise.ie/Waterford/

Shane Doran

Shane Doran is founder and Co-Managing Editor of News Now Media, incorporating KilkennyNow.ie, WaterfordNow.ie and WicklowNow.ie. He is a former newspaper editor who has held senior executive roles across five national newspaper titles, both broadsheet and tabloid. He was News Editor and Executive Editor of the Irish Independent for more than seven years and spent a number of years in South Africa where he worked as editor of The Daily Voice newspaper. Shane has held senior editorial position with The Sunday Independent, The Herald and The Irish Daily Star and has served as Executive Editor (Group) of Independent News & Media (INM), Ireland’s largest newspaper group.

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