New forum will devise strategies for SMEs

The launch of the Small Business Forum, which will review the environment in which small firms operate and seek solutions to their obstacles, was broadly welcomed by industry groups last week.

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor @susmitchellsbp
30th July, 2005

The launch of the Small Business Forum, which will review the environment in which small firms operate and seek solutions to their obstacles, was broadly welcomed by industry groups last week.

Given that one in 12 working adults in Ireland is involved in entrepreneurial activities, the Minister for Enterprise, Micheál Martin, said it was important to examine how small businesses operate.

Citing low interest rates and corporation tax, low inflation and full employment, Martin...

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