Farrell to host Business Briefing with Minister Bruton following high levels of engagement with Government’s online SME tool

24/09/2014

Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, Alan Farrell TD, is hosting a Business Briefing for the local business people on October 1st in the Grand Hotel, Malahide with the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation. This event follows the recent news of the high level of engagement of SMEs with the Government’s online tool to support SMEs.

 

“I am delighted to host a Business Breakfast event in Malahide with Minister Bruton to discuss the supports available to, and the concerns of, local business people and SMEs. It is essential that we provide SMEs with information on the Government assistance available to them. I am encouraged by the news that the Supporting SMEs Online Tool has been used by over 17,000 people in the four months since it was launched. This high level of engagement shows that the online tool is proving to be useful to SMEs and I want to ensure that businesses in Dublin Fingal are fully informed of the measures which are there to assist them. The online tool brings together information on over 80 Government supports available to SMEs from 27 Departments and Agencies and, through answering eight simple questions, users are presented with information on all on all of the specialised supports which may be applicable to their business.”

 

“SMEs are responsible for over ninety percent of employment in Ireland and it is through the development and growth of SMEs that the economy will continue to recover. They have a pivotal role to play in maintaining the strong rate of our economic recovery and creating jobs which will subsequently offer those on the live register the opportunity to return to work.”

 

“It is essential that we provide them with the supports necessary to help them succeed, grow and create jobs. It is for this reason that I am hosting the business event with Minister Bruton. Businesses interested in attending can register to attend by contacting my office at 01 618 4008 or alan.farrell@oir.ie.”

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