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AIB: Funds keep business ticking over

Initiatives such as the AIB Seed Capital Fund are helping small firms make the most of their potential, writes Dave Boland.

31st March, 2012
The types of businesses in which the AIB Seed Capital Fund invests tend to operate in 'emerging' sectors, such as cleantech, ICT and biomed.

ust as the mightiest oak grows from a single acorn, so too do the most resilient of businesses begin with the germ of a single idea. Without stretching the arboreal analogy too far, however, it is necessary for the seedlings (both literal and metaphorical) to be nurtured and watered. A key element of business germination is the judicial application of capital.

Still, there is an understandable notion among the small business community that the tap...

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