In a year of economic depression Louth County Enterprise Board (LCEB) saw 2011 through with great success. The enterprise board’s end of year figures reveal a number of outstanding achievements by the local body whose prime objective is to encourage and stimulate entrepreneurship and nurture and develop the micro-enterprise sector in County Louth.
LCEB awarded €400k in grant aid to 29 to local start up businesses, a 46% success rate in applications. They also handed out 44 grants to businesses in need of developing their online presence to progress their business and spent €200k in training and mentoring. Subsidised start your own business courses are also hosted in their Quay Street offices for general business as well as focused courses for those who are planning on entering the creative industries. These courses show how to set up a business or how to manage an existing one.