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Government announces Entrepreneurship Development Programme – ‘New Frontiers’ (Feb 2012)

Pat Sutton of O’KellySutton Chartered Accountants and Strategic Business Advisors is pleased to see another Entrepreneurship initiative launched. The government announced a new national entrepreneurship development programme ‘New Frontiers’ in February 2012. It will be delivered at a local level through Institutes of Technology throughout Ireland. If you have an innovative business idea and are planning to establish and run your own company the New Frontiers Enterpreneur Development Programme can provide you with a package of supports to help accelerate your business development and to equip you with the skills and contacts that you need to successfully start and grow your company.
Launched in February 2012 the New Frontiers aims to support the creation of 100 high value, knowledge based, Irish owned businesses, each year.
Intend establishing a manufacturing or internationally traded services business or a new domestically traded service business with the potential to trade internationally and
• ambitious and have the capability and commitment needed to develop a sustainable business
• growth orientated – planning to achieve turnover greater than €500,000 and create more than five jobs in three to five years time
• develop a business that is built upon on a strong foundation of innovation and/or technology.
• show evidence of a commercial market for your proposed product or service.
There is a programme of supports available and up to €15,000 available for full time participation.