Ultimate guide to starting a business

Everything you need to know about starting a business in Ireland from writing business plans, sourcing finance, building a team, finding mentors, grants, resources and more.

Do you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur?

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Starting a business: The characteristics that make up a successful entrepreneur are manifold, but ultimately they boil down to five crucial sets of qualities.


Resources for starting and growing a business in Ireland

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Starting or growing your business? Here’s a useful guide to resources, finance, supports, grants, allowances, accelerators and programmes in Ireland.


How to write a really great business plan

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Starting a business: Your business plan is fundamental to your business journey – effectively a north star for you, your colleagues and potentially investors and lenders to stay on track.


Why business mentoring matters

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Starting a Business? Celebrated business coach Jamie White explains the difference between mentoring and coaching and why mentoring matters.

Sole trader or limited company?

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Caitlyn Buchanan from Company Bureau weighs up the pros and cons of setting your business up as a sole trader or as a limited company in Ireland.


11 steps to starting a business in Ireland

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Here are 11 steps to follow if you are starting a business in Ireland.


The starting a business checklist

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Starting a business? Here’s our starting a business checklist to help you to hit the ground running.


Ways to finance your start-up in Ireland

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If you’ve decided to take the plunge and start a business, you need to be aware of what options exist.


How to create a great start-up team

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In order to give your start-up the best chance of both survival and success, you need to surround yourself with a strong team.

John Kennedy
Award-winning ThinkBusiness.ie editor John Kennedy is one of Ireland's most experienced business and technology journalists.