Self Employment

For many people, starting their own business or becoming self-employed is a great option. We can help you through this process with a range of one-to-one supports and self-employment workshops covering everything from start-up to marketing and taxation.


Some people may be eligible to retain some of their benefits when starting their own business. This will depend on type of payment, length of payment and the type of proposed business. Firstly, you must arrange a meeting with your local DSP office and obtain a letter of suitability for the Back To Work Enterprise Allowance or Short-Term Enterprise Allowance.


Information Sessions

The first step of the process in applying for BTWEA and STEA is to attend our regular information sessions. If you wish to apply for either of these schemes, it is compulsory to attend these two-day information sessions prior to arranging a one-to-one meeting with our Enterprise team.