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Entrepreneurship: BICs making advice and support count

Business and Innovation Centres are ideal for making sure businesses survive those difficult first years, writes Margaret O'Brien.

24th February, 2013
Rory O'Connor, chief executive of Scurri, with Aidan Shine of South East BIC.

'According to Forbes, 45 per cent of start-ups survive five years, whereas 85 per cent survive using a BIC process," said Michael Maddock, chair of Irish Business and Innovation Centres (BICs) and chief executive of South East BIC.

"The Irish BICs deliver the outsourced programmes for government in the start-up and export led growth company sectors. They are strategically located in Dublin, Galway and Waterford and work closely with Enterprise Ireland, other state agencies, third level and...

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