Free start-up advice

START-UP businesses have the opportunity to access free advice at the National Business Expo next week.

An average of 43 Irish companies formed each day in January – a total of 1,300 in the first two months of the year.

The number of entrepreneurs starting up businesses has jumped by 10pc within the space of a year.

The National Business Expo on March 8 and 9 at the RDS will make some of Ireland's best business talent available to give free advice. The Expo will have advice on business support, business services and, most importantly, finance, covering seed capital, venture capital, loan capital and grant funding.