As the previous network manager for several Women in Business networks run by the County & City Enterprise Boards (www.enterpriseboards.ie
) I would strongly recommend the Women Entering Business Programme.
Many women that I dealt with took part in this course and found it so beneficial as they were able to create their own forum for setting up in business and also liaise with other women who wanted to set up their own business.
2 women who are some of the success stories from this are:
Pamela Fitzmaurice from Blazing Salads
Jennylynd James from Caribbean Enterprises
As the course is also held on a Saturday it means you can devote time to getting all the information you need form it, and it does cover a LOT. It is also run by a female entrepreneur who can give you hands on information relevant to you.
I hope this helps but would recommend asking around.
All the best.
former Women in Business Network Manager
now emailing this from Jamaica - where I am working now!