Welcome to the web blog of Celtar, a management consultancy company based in Dublin, Ireland . The MD, Billy Linehan, is a business adviser and professional business mentor. How we meet your needs Projects • Assisted company “in recovery” from recent years of poor sales, new focus on strategy – and how to implement it • Chair and act as secretary of monthly management meetings • Introduce staff centred performance management systems, train managers • Advise MD on board matters, and communicating with shareholders • Train management team on “High Performance”


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Finance for Dublin business – Lord Mayor & Ulster Bank’s business start-up loan fund


 Major new source of finance for city start-ups

Gerry Breen, the Lord Mayor for Dublin, has endorsed this fund set up with Ulster Bank and aimed at new businesses starting in the Dublin City area.

With no sector restrictions and interest rates that are competitive, it is worth a look for new and early stage businesses who are finding it difficult to access finance.

This new fund is welcomed by Billy Linehan of Celtar business consultants “access to finance is very tight now and every new channel available makes a positive contribution to reviving our economy. Sources of finance for business start-ups are less in Dublin compared with other major cities, Dublin Enterprise Board and First Step are the only two non-bank finance providers that I can think of.”

In short


The link to the application form has changed – now updated on 12 January – and is available at



For further information

Economic Development Unit, Dublin City Council

Block 4, Floor 3, Civic Offices, Dublin 8

Telephone 222 0100

Email edu@dublincity.ie

Billy Linehan,  billy.linehan@celtar.ie

Business mentor and adviser to owners of SMEs, mostly. Contributor to Irish Tech News. Searching for truth in the news.

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