Mark Barry: We need to ensure Ireland’s small businesses can now go global

The SME and Entrepreneurship Growth Plan launched last month aims to ensure that Irish companies are set up for success, but even when trading within the single market, national regulations and tax rules can be a hindrance to expansion

21st February, 2021
Mark Barry: We need to ensure Ireland’s small businesses can now go global
The SME and Entrepreneurship Growth Plan aims all SMEs, from small craft breweries to beauty salons, have the support they need to trade through not just through the pandemic but in the longer term

Even for optimists, these are difficult times. Covid-19 presents an existential challenge for businesses. The threat would be even greater without the unprecedented steps taken to support the economy since last March.

The latest plank in the government’s support – the SME and Entrepreneurship Growth Plan launched last month by the Tánaiste – comes as we begin to look beyond the hardships of the last 11 months. Developed by a taskforce of business owners, entrepreneurs,...

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