Business Expo: Eyes on the future

The National Business Expo, to be held next weekend, will provide a platform for business owners to learn their trades effectively, writes Martha Kearns.

3rd March, 2013
Sandra Walsh of Sandz: 'My advice to entrepreneurs is to stick to what you are good at. Use your key skills: we all have a good sense of what they are.' Photo: Tony O'Shea

It is often said that a tough economic climate breeds innovation and creates entrepreneurs, and the statistics seem to bear this out. In January 2013, an average of 43 Irish companies were formed every day - meaning around 1,800 were set up in the first two months of this year alone. This is a 10 per cent increase on last year, according to Vision-net.ie figures.

These small businesses are facing many tough challenges, from a lack of access...

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