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Starting a business
Outline of what you need to know if you are thinking of setting up a business.

Becoming self-employed
Information on becoming self-employed as a sole trader and a description of the legalities and tax implications.

Coming to set up a business or invest in Ireland
Information for foreign nationals on the immigrant investor, entrepreneur and business permission schemes.

Sources of information on starting a business
If you want to become self-employed you may get help and support from a number of agencies. This document gives a general overview of these organisations and sources of information

Closing or selling a business
Find out about the issues facing a business owner who is considering or facing a business closure or transfer. Information is provided on liquidation, employees and insolvency.

Self-employed and unemployment
If your business has closed or if you are self-employed but have less work and less income than before you may qualify for a social welfare payment.
This document is in: Social Welfare > Social welfare payments > Unemployed people



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