7 key challenges facing Irish SME owners - and how to tackle them
Small businesses – those with 50 employees or fewer – face a unique set of challenges in 2019. Small Firms Association director Sven Spollen-Behrens outlines seven key concerns and delivers practical routes to tackling threat
Finding and attracting the right people is one of the biggest challenges for small firms and the wider business community right now. Small businesses worry that they cannot compete against larger companies for staff in terms of pay and benefits. The employment market is almost at full capacity and wages have been steadily increasing since 2016. These factors make recruitment challenging for small businesses as they need to rapidly expand, but are often under resourced...
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EY reports €393m revenues in Republic of Ireland for 2021 financial year
Revenues in the Republic increased 9.5 per cent for the year up to June 2021 to €393 million, up from €359 million in the previous year