Wednesday November 25, 2020

Supports available for small firms

There are plenty of supports and funding mechanisms to help new and established firms involved in innovation, writes Elaine O'Regan.

21st April, 2012
Brendan Butler, director of policy, Ibec: 'Evidence shows that past use of support has boosted the export resilience of companies.' Photo: Maura Hickey

An understanding of the various supports and funding mechanisms on offer can play a major role in helping start-ups and SMEs to survive in the Irish market and thrive overseas.

"Almost 50 per cent of companies in Ireland are now carrying out some form of innovative activities," said Brendan Butler, director of policy with Ibec. "Evidence shows that past use of these types of support has boosted the export resilience of those companies, making them...

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