Small firms’ optimism is tinged with caution

With the economy on the turn, there’s every reason for small Irish companies to be optimistic. So why are so many still reticent about the future?

16th May, 2015
Small firms’ optimism is tinged with caution
Patricia Callan, director, Small Firms Association Picture: Feargal Ward

According to Small Firms Association director Patricia Callan, the answer is that many of the challenges that characterised the recessionary years are still present.

While the economy is picking up, it’s not doing so evenly around the country, and smaller companies and SFA members are at the coalface of making the best of the situation.

“The macroeconomic indicators are positive, the economy’s booming and, as a nation, the story we are telling ourselves...

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