Starting a Business in Ireland

This information is written in 2013 and mentions the year because the rules for running a business in Ireland change over time.

So you have a business idea and would like to get going". You will need help unless you have experience of running a business in the past and even then rules change, as mentioned, and even the best of us may not be able to keep up to date with issues of compliance while concentrating on the business idea.

It can be lonely starting and running your own business and initiatives like "Small Business Can" are here to provide an audience to act as a sounding board.

Ask yourself do you know everything about the following topics and have you and will you have the time to look after these items at the expense of not concentrating on increasing revenue and profit.

Before you start you should write down your idea and consider issues and make decisions based on your investigations in order to convert the business plan you have in your brain into reality.

Marketing your business may depend on :

  • Name of the business
  • A web domain for your emails and website
  • Legal Status (Sole trader or Limited Company)
When you have decided on the marketing strategy you will have to consider:
  • Banking and Finance (Cash Flow)
  • Registering with Revenue
  • Share holder/partnership agreements
  • Employment Contracts
  • Premises
  • Insurance
The list is not exhaustive and these and other topics will be expanded on in future based on queries received and recent case studies.

email your question to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and the issues raised and will be incorporated into this article.

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