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Emergency Business Solutions

Emergency Business Solutions – Applications now closed

InterTradeIreland’s Emergency Business Solutions programme is now closed for applications. As we move towards economic recovery, InterTradeIreland will continue to support business and offer new opportunities for growth. Contact us today to access the numerous sources of support and funding available to help your company trade, innovate and grow.

Programme Overview

Professional advice, to the value of £2,000/€2,250 inc VAT (100% funded), for cross-border companies to address key business challenges related to Covid-19.

Support included the following:

  • Receive one-to-one training on key elements you will have to address as an employer during the Covid-19 pandemic.

    The training includes:

    Completion of Covid-19 risk assessments – As an employer, you must protect people from harm. This includes taking reasonable steps to protect your workers and others from covid-19. This risk assessment will help you manage risk and protect your staff.

    Impact of Covid-19 on Health & Wellbeing – Learn the importance of wellbeing, stress and mental health in the workplace. Topics include; how to help staff with remote working, the work life balance, team development and emotional intelligence.

    Recruitment & Selection – Receive guidance on how to manage recruitment whilst remote working - including a step-by-step process to develop job descriptions. You will also learn how to conduct disciplinary & grievance matters virtually.

    Effective management in a remote working environment – Learn effective leadership skills, how to manage and motivate team performance, conflict management, change management, absence management and team development while working remotely.

  • Guidance and direction to relevant government supports – With a wide range of supports available, find out what is applicable to your business and help in applying.

    Loan supports – Get help in the completion of lending applications.

    Emergency cash flow - Financial planning for the short and long term business sustainability.

  • HR Issues - Reviewing the employee handbook and ensuring HR policies and employee contracts are up-to-date. Redundancy advice, contracts and advice on leases.

    Business Risk/Health & Safety – Already have a Covid-19 risk register? Get help with health and safety information logs as well as help with review of processes used for monitoring and contact tracing, and checks on adherence to policies.

  • Diversification - Help diversify your business to offer additional/new products or services.

    Reposition your business strategy – Receive support in putting together a long term view to the strategic direction of your business.

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