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Support local: Government must stand behind small business

It’s time to implement a ‘small business strategy’ for indigenous firms, says the Small Firms Association. Graham Clifford reports

13th May, 2018
Sue O'Neill, chairperson Small Firms Association and managing director, Shellcove AMC

The most enduring sector in the Irish economy, small businesses have traded through good times and bad. Indeed, their resilience and ability to adapt has been instrumental in the recovery of the Irish economy.

And in years to come, with Brexit uncertainty looming, they will be called on again to provide employment, local enterprise and innovation in every corner of the country.

But without a clear strategy of assistance from the state, this sector is...

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