Supports into Self Employment

At Southside Partnership we Support you to become self employed through advice and training. 

Supports into Self Employment

A total of 266 people engaged with Southside Partnership DLR staff for SICAP supports in relation to self-employment in 2018. 116 of these people progressed into self-employment.

Our support services to those thinking of becoming self-employed include:

For more information on any of the above please contact the SICAP Enterprise Team (01) 70 60 100 or email 

Some useful links             
The DLR Local Enterprise Office (LEO) serves as a first stop shop to provide support and services to start, grow and develop micro business in the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown area.              
This Online Guide is to help Irish start-ups and small businesses navigate the range of Government supports to see which you could possibly apply.           
Enterprise Ireland supports the development of manufacturing and internationally traded services companies.              
Microfinance Ireland (MFI) has been established to deliver the Government’s Microenterprise Loan Fund. Unsecured loans from €2,000 up to €25,000 with terms from 3 to 5 years. All business sectors are eligible to apply. 
A general overview of tax issues for business users. 
 The Companies Registration Office is the central repository of public statutory information on Irish companies and business names.   
A panel of people, with significant business experience, who are volunteering their time to give practical advice to small businesses.
Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection supports to become self-employed including Back to Work Enterprise Allowance and Short Term Enterprise Allowance.

Business Achievers is a business portal and networking hub designed to connect business owners and entrepreneurs to industry thought leaders, generate new business opportunities and deliver solid positive and supportive connections. 
The Design & Crafts Council of Ireland (DCCoI),  provide a range of programmes, supports and services for designers and craftspeople, learners and teachers, retailers and gallerists, shoppers and collectors, media and partner organisations in order to raise the standard and profile of Irish design and craft.


Local Employment Services

At Southside Partnership Local Employment Services we help people to get back into employment

Not sure where to Start?

If you would like to discuss any of our services please get in touch to arrange a meeting.