Monaghan County Enterprise Board was established in October 1993, with the primary objective of promoting economic and entrepreneurial activity in the county and to develop local indigenous enterprise potential in the micro-business sector through the creation of an enterprise culture, the provision of advice, management training, mentoring and a range of financial supports.
Monaghan County Enterprise Board is one of 35 Enterprise Boards established in 1993 under the programme for Local Urban and Rural Development 1994-1999. The Board is currently funded by the Irish Government and the EU structural Funds under the National Development Plan. It operates in the micro-enterprise sector, supporting start-up businesses and the expansion of existing enterprises whose employment potential does not exceed 10 employees.
The specific objectives of the Board are to:
- Provide a full information and advisory service to new and existing entrepreneurs on all aspects of setting up and running a business.
- Offer a wide range of training supports which are tailored to meet specific business requirements.
- Provide a range of selective financial supports.
- Promote enterprise awareness and facilitate the development of an enterprise culture in the County.
- Develop strategic alliances with other development agencies both on a local and cross-border basis to enhance the range of supports available for business owners.