Real Views: SME sector will drive Irish economic success

There are 200,000 small businesses in Ireland supporting 800,000 people. The sector is critical in terms of Ireland's continued economic recovery.

31st August, 2013
Joe Aherne, chief executive of Leading Edge Group and president of CPA Ireland

There are 200,000 small businesses in Ireland supporting 800,000 people. The sector is critical in terms of Ireland's continued economic recovery.

I recognise that the government is continually developing supports for this sector and, in particular, the excellent work of Enterprise Ireland.

However, based on my own experiences and the findings of entrepreneurship reports published by the Institute of Certified Public Accountants (CPA) Ireland in 2010 and in 2012, I believe that more needs to be done,...

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