State body gives start-ups a strong push to prosperity

Enterprise Ireland has a key role to play in helping new Irish businesses get off the ground, writes Philip Connolly.

10th March, 2013
Michael Slattery, director, and Stephen Slattery, chief executive, Zeto Technology Solutions. Photo: Fennells

For many new businesses, cash is the key issue. Without it, getting any idea off the ground can be tough, if not impossible, and while banks may say they are meeting their lending targets, many cash-starved small firms would disagree.

If you ask any start-ups about who has supported them in their first few years, the majority will mention Enterprise Ireland. The state body provides advice and mentoring at an early stage, puts funding into...

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