What is Tech-Check?
Tech-Check is a new programme where small businesses like yours can
access independent expert advice on the most effective use of your
existing technology as well as practical suggestions for
appropriate development of technology use.
Is this just about computers?
No. It is primarily about your business and how it can be improved
using all sorts of technology. Computers are important of course but
so are other kinds of information technology. These days, the
internet also represents a huge area of opportunity for business
How Does it work?
An Adviser is assigned to your business and will arrange to visit
you. The Adviser will get to know what your business is about and
what your overall plans are for its development. Together, you and
your Adviser will examine your existing technology using a
diagnostic tool (basically a type of questionnaire) to identify
opportunities for improving your business. This is used to develop a
brief action plan based on the best of these opportunities.
Who is it for?
Tech-Check is for every small business no matter what sector it
operates in. Whether your business is currently a 'technology-free
zone' or is already using the best and newest technology, there is
always a benefit in reviewing where you are now and planning where
you want to go next. Almost every business will be able to benefit
from this service.
What do I get out of it?
The most valuable benefit is the advice of the Adviser as he or she
works through the process with you.
The end result of the exercise is a basic written plan for the
improvement of your business using technology. It will be given to
you in written and in electronic format. You can develop this plan
further and even incorporate it into your main business plan.
The process of reviewing every aspect of technology as it applies to
your business can be very useful in itself.
How long does it take?
For most businesses, the process can be completed within a day. This
can be split into two half-day sessions. Breaking it down further is
not a good idea because momentum is lost and costs are increased.
How much does it cost?
The standard fee is €150.
This price is very heavily subsidised by the Department of
Enterprise, Trade and Employment and represents only a fraction of
the actual cost of the service.
For further information
County & City Enterprise Boards
are funded by the Irish Government and part-financed by the European Union under the National Development Plan 2007 - 2013.
Clare County Enterprise Board, Enterprise House, Mill Road, Ennis, Co. Clare
T: (065) 6841922 F: (065) 6841887
Number 223815. Registered Office As Above.