Start Your Own Business – 8 Week Course

CLDC delivers a programme which sets out basic grounding to individuals who wish to start their own business, from the development of the initial idea, to common dangers and pitfalls to taking your product to market and encouraging individuals to focus on their strengths while critically reflecting on areas that need to be addressed when developing a business idea.
The course runs for 2.5 hours per week for 8 weeks. It is a non accredited course for individuals who are long term unemployed.

Course Offerings

Who is this course aimed at

This course is aimed at individuals who are Long Term Unemployed or who have been made redundant and would like to see their skills used to generate self-employment opportunities. 8 week course that can be delivered county wide.

Traits of an Entrepreneur

Useful Advice
Idea Generation
Market Research
All about the money (Part 1)
All about the money (Part 2)
Getting word out there
Course will only run when there are sufficient numbers.

Learner Expectation

It is envisaged that upon completion of this programme that individuals will be in a better position to develop their business idea. It will also act as a platform for individuals to share ideas by facilitating opportunities for networking and support.


Get in touch if you would like to discuss any of the supports we offer.
Our office is located at Unit 1, Westgate Business Park, Kilrush Road, Ennis, Co. Clare

Our eircode is V95 PXY3. You can use this code with Google Maps to bring you directly to our office.

You can call us on +353 65 686 6800 or email