Outline of what you need to know if you are thinking of setting up a business.
Information on becoming self-employed as a sole trader and a description of the legalities and tax implications.
Information for foreign nationals on the immigrant investor and entrepreneur schemes.
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
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.
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.