Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

Tell me what your Enterprise Board does.

This section will answer any queries you may have about the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Enterprise Board
and how we can help your business.

What is Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Enterprise Board (DLR CEB)?

Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Enterprise Board (DLR CEB) is a State Enterprise Development Agency. We offer support to anyone in the County of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown, Dublin who is thinking of Starting a Business and to those who are looking to Grow their Small Business.

What are County & City Enterprise Boards?

The County & City Enterprise Boards (CEBs) are state agenices, co-funded by the Dept. of Enterprise, Trade & Employment and the EU. Their aim is to support small businesses with ten or less employees. There are 35 boards in Ireland, each established in 1993.

What support services can DLR CEB offer my small business?

By getting in touch with DLRCEB, you can avail of:-

  • Information and advice on how to start your own business or grow an existing one.
  • Small Business Funding. We offer a range of grants, soft loans and investments to micro-enterprises
  • Small Business Training. Management Development training courses covering areas such as Start Your Own Business, Book-Keeping & Finance, Sales & Marketing, Managing People.
  • Small Business Networking. Monthly Networking events at which small owner/managers can meet business partners, suppliers and customers in a friendly environment.
  • Small Business Mentoring. We have a panel of experienced business professionals who we can be assigned to work with you one-to-one on building / growing your enterprise.
  • Overseas Trade Missions to China and Hong Kong.
  • Workspace in the form of Office units, light industrial units and conference rooms
Does DLRCEB help start-ups businesses only?

No. Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Enterprise Board helps all micro-enterprises i.e. that employ 10 employees or less. This includes established businesses as well as start-ups and early stage businesses.  Our clients range from new sole-trader businesses to larger businesses with up to 10 employees.

What geographical area does DLR CEB cover?

We support businesses in the County of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown, Dublin. The Greater Dublin area comprises four local authority areas; Dublin City, Fingal, South Dublin & Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown. Each has its own Enterprise Board.

What types of businesses does DLR CEB fund?

We can review applications for funding from start-up or growing small businesses in

  1. Manufacturing (incl. Software Development)
  2. Businesses that are trading internationally or which have the potential to trade internationally.
  3. In-Bound tourism projects 
  4. Childcare Businesses.

These restrictions apply ONLY to those businesses applying for financial assistance. Our non-financial supports are open to all businesses operating in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County.

How do the Enterprise Boards relate to Enterprise Ireland?

Enterprise Ireland ( promotes the growth of indigneous Irish business. It generally works with companies employing more than 10 people and has a network of 33 overseas offices. Both Enterprise Ireland and the City & County Enterprise Boards report to the Department of Enterprise, Trade & Employment (

How do I register my business / business name?

Contact the Companies Registration Office (CRO). The CRO is responsible for the incorporation of new companies as well as the registration of business names, limited partnerships and foreign companies in the Republic of Ireland. Their web site is

How do I register my business for tax purposes?

Contact the Revenue Commissioners. You will find all the forms you need on their site,

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