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Five steps to help a new business reach its goals

Ireland has a track record of successfully nurturing a culture of entrepreneurship. But if you’ve already taken the leap into running your own business, how can you maximise its potential over the longer term? Here are five strategies that can help

Set goals and milestones to help achieve your target. Picture: Getty

Paula Fitzsimons is national director for Going for Growth, which is supported by Enterprise Ireland and KPMG. The call for applications for the next programme is open until November 18, and you can request an application form from

1. Continue to act like an entrepreneur

When someone starts a new business, they identify an opportunity, gather resources and implement a plan. They are referred to as an entrepreneur. However, those that start businesses often ...