Small Business Advice is a free and confidential advice service offered by Ireland’s business community to help small businesses like yours grow. Over the last seven years 1250 small businesses throughout Ireland have benefited from the advice offered by the Small Business Advice Programme.

Through the Small Business Advice programme your company will be paired with the right advisor for your needs. The Small Business Advice programme is designed to match the knowledge, skills, insights and entrepreneurial capability of experienced business practitioners and advisors with your business. The advisor contributes independent, informed observations and advice to aid business decision making.

Do you have questions about Business Planning, Finance, Marketing, IT, HR Management or maybe you are looking for an impartial and independent review of your business? With the help of the Small Business Advice programme let us help you on your journey to the next steps.

Marketing & PR

Evaluate the effectiveness of your Marketing and Public Relations Strategy to ensure optimum performance. With our guidance, maximize the strategic impact of your marketing and PR functions

Business Planning

Work with senior advisors and executives to help solve your toughest and most complex problems by bringing an approach to executable strategy that combines deep industry knowledge and insight.


Our Financial advisors have extensive experience in  a wide range of industry sectors and provide relevant financial guidance to your business.

HR Management

Our advisors provide insight, authoritative guidance, and tailored advice for small business owners who need to improve individual, functional and performance within their business


Improve the efficiency and effectiveness of your company with a balanced approach. Align your business activities ensuring that your business IT systems are efficient and effective.

Business review

Small Business Advice has a team of advisors with in depth experience in running businesses across a wide variety of sectors both in the large multinationals and SMEs sector

The Small Business Advice Programme is open to both new and existing small businesses throughout the island of Ireland who generally employ 10 people or less, thought larger companies may be considered.

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All Business Types

Maybe you run a hair salon, a corner shop, a fashion boutique, an electrical contracting business, a restaurant, or maybe you are an architect…… Whatever your business we match you with the best advisor to help grow your business.


10 Employees or less

If your business has 10 employees or less, then you are eligible for the small business advice program, but exceptions can be made



The Small Business Advice program is available to all small business owners nationwide and is designed to match the knowledge, skills, insights and entrepreneurial capability of experienced business practitioners and advisors with your business.

How It Works

Using the online application form tell us about yourself, your business, your challenges, you opportunities and the advice you are looking for e.g. business review, financial planning, marketing, HR, IT. Before submitting your online application form we ask that you familarise yourself with our Terms of Engagement.

We will work with you to find the right advisor for you and your company. Your advisor will first be introduced to you via email and will then contact you directly to schedule a time to connect. This can be a face to face meeting, over the phone, email or Skype – Whatever’s best for you.

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The Small Business Advice programmed is sponsored by Ervia and Plato. It is supported by Chambers of Commerce nationwide.

The Small Business Advice programme is an effort to harness the willingness and enthusiasm of successful business people, who want to support the many small businesses that are looking for advice. This project is about connecting up advisors who have good advice to give and small business who could do with a helping hand in their business.

The Small Business Advice is a nationwide advisory service supporting small businesses in Ireland. Most importantly the small business advice programme is about providing practical, free advice to small businesses that need help or guidance.

Small Business Advice is more about having a straight talking, supportive, practical advice meeting with someone who you can trust to discuss and go through the challenges your business is facing. It is important to note that this is not detailed business mentoring service that involves many hours of meetings and work. It is not a free management consultancy service that will produce a new business plan for you.

Any small business person can apply. Whatever the business we may be able to help give advice on improving your business.

The ADVISORS are people with experience in a broad range of successful business activity. They are men and women, some retired, some still in business. They have volunteered to be part of this project, by committing their time, without charge, in order to support small business owners who can benefit from their advice and experience.

This is a completely free service for small business owners

Our Small Business Advice programme may give your business the edge it needs


Sponsors and SupportersThe Small Business Advice programme could not happen without the generous support of our sponsors.


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If you have questions about how can help your company send us an email and we’ll get in touch shortly, or phone between 10:00 and 17:00 Monday to Friday — we would be delighted to speak.

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