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Pictured receiving their prize from Board member Cllr. Paul Connell are Linda O'Reilly and Sunil Kumar.
A highly innnovative software development company has scooped the 2013 Longford County Enterprise Award.
Elephant Smart Business has designed, coded and launched a next generation time, attendance and staff management system for SMEs.
The system uses a small wall mounted biometric touchscreen terminal with which staff interact to record attendance, breaks and off site visits. The terminal is cloud based, integrats with payroll systems and allows for management reports to be produced at the touch of a button. Importantly reports are produced to NERA format saving a lot of time if an organisation has a NERA inspection.
For further information check out their website www.elephantsmartbusiness.com
Whether you’re getting a new business off the ground or planning expansion of an existing small business, Microfinance Ireland may be able to help you with the financial support you need.
If you are having difficulty accessing support finance from a high street bank , Microfinace Ireland has a remit to consider your application more sympathetically that it might have been reviewed previously.
For full details check out our Financial Assistance page or check directly at www.microfinanceireland.com
Longford Local Authority has launched a very informative and exciting app callled Explore Longford which will be a terrific information resource for tourists and visitors to County Longford.
The app contains general informaion on all our towns and villages and has an audio tour of 50 of the counties most prominent heritage sites. It is GPS enabled giving you information on the main tourist attractions near your present location and has information on the local services that a visitor might need.
The app can be downloaded on all smartphones and is a big help to the different committees tasked with promoting the county as a tourism destination.
JobsPlus is a new employer incentive from the Department of Social Protection which encourages and rewards employers who offer employment opportunities to the long term unemployed. The incentive will take the form of a cash 'grant' payable monthly in arrears via Electronic Funds Transfer over a two year period provided, that the recruit in respect of whom the incentive is being paid remains in employment with the employer concerned.
The incentive is targeted at the more long term unemployed and is set at two levels:-
- In respect of recruits unemployed for more than 12 months but less than 24 months - €7,500.
- In respect of recruits unemployed for more than 24 months: €10,000.
The main eligibility criteria are:-
- Jobs must be full-time employments of over 30 hours per week, spanning at least four days per week.
- Employers must be compliant with Irish Tax and Employment Laws
- Eligible jobs must not displace any other employee.
Employers can register on http://www.welfare.ie/en/Pages/jobsplus.aspx become an eligible employer under the JobsPlus Incentive Scheme. An employer will also be able to instruct a potential employee to apply on-line at to verify their status as an eligible employee under the scheme.to
Longford County Enterprise Board has since its establishment in 1993 supported the creation, expansion and development of hundreds of micro-enterprises.
It is recognised as the primary reference point in County Longford for business advice, information and support.
Click here to read the Croke Park Implementation Plan - City & County Enterprise Boards
Advice and information on the steps involved in starting your business.
Programmes for primary and secondary school students, introducing them to the world of entrepreneurship.