About ISME Membership

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ISME, the Irish SME Association, is the only Independent representative association for small and medium enterprises and currently has in excess of 10,500 Members nationwide. Uniquely in Ireland, ISME is independent of big business, banks and government and gives voice to the issues facing SME owner-managers.

ISME gives Members….

Access & Advice

  • Business Advice & HR Services
  • Government & Key Decision Makers
  • Other Businesses and ISME Members
  • ISME ADVANTAGE Affinity Programme


  • Promote your Business
  • Network
  • Reduce Costs


  • Lobbying & Representation
  • Training & Development
  • Business & Compliance Resources

Our Services

Advice & Support

  • Dedicated HR Advisory Service
  • General Business Advice & Support including COVID-19, Brexit, HR, Finance and more
  • Resources including guides, FAQs, templates

Find out more about the Advice & Support we offer.

Representation & Lobbying

We are always working on behalf of our Members to ensure that Owner-Managers are represented at all levels and that your voice is heard.
See our latest Lobbying Achievements.

Learning & Development

ISME Members can avail of discounts on all ISME Skillnets Courses. All courses are specifically designed for, and delivered to SMEs, offering practical tools that can be implemented immediately in your company.
Read about ISME’s Training Courses.

Promote your Business

ISME offers Members opportunities to promote their business through the ISME website, online publication – The bISME, ISME Wall Planners, at events and networking. View details here.

Members can have their business listed and promoted through our  Shop Local…not just for Christmas campaign, launched in November 2020. View details here.

Members can participate in ISME’s Back to Business initiative which provide Members with a platform to promote their business, network and get key information during the COVID-19 crisis. We offer free ads and offers from Members.
You can view the ad spec here and find out more about the initiative here .

Network with other businesses (members and non-members) at our free virtual networking events Pitch My Business run throughout the year. Each attendee gets 2 minutes to pitch with a slide about this business displayed in the background and live Chat to communicate with other business people.

Members can share their business news and upload job vacancies through the Members Area on isme.ie

ISME Members Area

The Member’s Area on isme.ie provides tools where you can upload news and job vacancies to the ISME website; exclusive content, full access to information, guides & templates; and much more.

ADVANTAGE Affinity Programme

ISME Members can quickly reduce their business costs by availing of attractive discounts negotiated by ISME on a wide range of services and financial products.
Learn more about our ISME’s ADVANTAGE Affinity Programme.

ISME Wellness Programme

Partnering with laya Healthcare and Spectrum.Life, provides Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) for Members, offering unlimited access for employees and their family members to a freephone EAP service 24/7, 365 days a year. For Members with up to 30 employees the cost is €500 + VAT and €9 + VAT per employee per year for subsequent employees. Find out more here.