Entrepreneurs with ambitious export targets might be interested in the Food Works programme that is run in conjunction with Enterprise Ireland and Teagasc. This programme starts in April each year and provides a structure to explore your idea and develop it to a business plan designed to secure external investment.
Bord Bia Vantage
Bord Bia has a dedicated site, Vantage, for smaller food businesses that will also be useful to those considering starting a food business. As well as describing the role of the different agencies that can assist such enterprises, it also has plenty of advice on marketing your food business.
Whether you are considering starting a food business or are in the early stages, you might be interested in the Food Academy which was launched last year in conjunction with the City and County Enterprise Boards and Musgraves and is described on our Vantage web site. Many of these are accessible from your Local Enterprise Office through our Food Academy programme.
Bord Bia's Enquiry Service
Finally, Bord Bia's Enquiry Service can help you identify marketing information that is pertinent to the development of your new business. Use our Enquiry Form to submit a request and we'll see how we can help.