Talking Point: Report advises government to follow mentoring model

A new report has recommended that the government replace existing enterprise support structures with a new mentor-led model.

24th March, 2013
Elaine O'Regan: 'The report by the Committee on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation also said that such a group would improve the "level and quality" of the state-funded mentoring support on offer to start-ups and "scaling" SMEs, creating new jobs'.

A new report has recommended that the government replace existing enterprise support structures with a new mentor-led model.

A national state mentoring group should be established, combining the responsibilities of Enterprise Ireland, local state enterprise support agencies and sector-specific support groups, the report stated.

Exploring a New Approach to Providing Mentor Services for the Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Sector in Ireland said the services offered by Enterprise Ireland and Skillnets could be "redirected" to...

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