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Businesses hit by Covid-19 urged to apply for Continuity Voucher

Thomas McEvoy, Head of Enterprise, Louth County Council.

Local Enterprise Office Louth are offering small businesses around the county the opportunity to receive professional advice and consultancy worth up to €2,5000 with a new Business Continuity Voucher, launched in response to the Covid-19 outbreak.

The voucher was launched last week by Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys TD as part of a wide-ranging, cross-department governmental response to support businesses, employers and employees. Available throughout the country, via Local Enterprise Offices, businesses in Louth that employ up to 50 people can avail of it.

LEO Business Continuity Voucher

LEO Louth is the first port of call for business owners and entrepreneurs seeking advice, training, mentoring or support. The advice and consultancy can be used to help develop short and long term strategies to respond to challenges encountered during the pandemic.

The Business Continuity Voucher is available to sole traders and companies across every business sector locally, with the goal to help business owners make informed decisions about what immediate measures and actions should be taken to protect staff and sales.

Speaking on Friday, Louth County Council’s Head of Enterprise Thomas McEvoy said, “The kind of areas that the voucher will help will vary, depending on the needs of each local business. But it will include very important measures such as preparing a
business case for application to emergency funding, developing a business continuity plan, reducing costs or implementing remote working procedures.”

“The voucher will give companies access to contingency planning advice thatwill help them to continue trading through this crisis and to be ready for the recovery phase, when it comes. Download an application form from www.LocalEnterprise.ie/Response and submit your completed form to us by email [email protected]””

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