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Local Enterprise Office Waterford introduces free advisory clinics for businesses affected by Covid-19

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While the Covid-19 pandemic has brought a wave of extraordinary challenges and uncertainty, the Irish Government and state agencies are working together on a co-ordinated response to support individuals and businesses affected by the crisis.

The network of Local Enterprise Offices and Enterprise Ireland have introduced measures that will give access to finance to businesses, such as 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, call the LEO Waterford office and a dedicated specialist will get back to you to discuss your business issue. This is a confidential service and is open to all businesses. LEO Waterford will also endeavour to signpost you 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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 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/

 

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