Business Information and Advice

Local authorities may provide information and advice to new or existing businesses on aspects of running a business such as starting up or expanding, commercial rates, planning and suitable locations and properties.

Local Enterprise Office

Located within the Community & Economic Development Department, the Local Enterprise Office (LEO) is an initiative of the Action Plan for Jobs and is committed to delivering an enhanced and more integrated support service for the micro and small business sector in Ireland.

Local Enterprise Office Carlow offers a range of complementary supports to potential entrepreneurs and existing businesses.

The supports include a first point of contact for all enterprise related enquiries in the County where individuals can receive advice on the steps involved in setting up a business, to the provision of grants for feasibility studies, financial support for new and existing businesses and a range of soft supports such as enterprise training, management development and mentoring to entrepreneurs and businesses.

Related Information

Business Support Services

Economic and Enterprise Development throughout Carlow

Carlow County Council are committed to attracting and supporting dynamic companies and vibrant individuals to develop sustainable jobs and businesses in the country. Through the business support unit Carlow County Council aims to identify and support inward investment, enable the creation of further employment opportunities, support existing business and play its part in developing a stronger entrepreneurial culture.

Irish Point of Single Contact

The Irish Point of Single Contact brings together information on procedures and services to those intending to establish a business in Ireland.

You can find the following key information for business.

  • Details of licences/permits issued by Government Departments/relevant Offices in Ireland
  • Procedures required for providing services in Ireland (e.g., procedures required for working as an Architect in Ireland).
  • Procedures required for doing business in other EU countries (EUGO Network of Points of Single Contact)

For more information, please contact Tel 059 9129783 or email