Seanad Public Consultation on SMEs

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ISME made a submission to Seanad Éireann for its Public Consultation on SMEs in Ireland. In our submission we highlighted:

  • Access to finance
  • Recruitment of suitably qualified staff and ongoing training/skills development challenges (including mentoring) 
  • Retaining staff 
  • Building strong routes to market 
  • Broadband and Poor Connectivity (including transport) 
  • Cost of doing business in Ireland (i.e. rates etc.) 
  • Macro-economic and political challenges and volatility 
  • Start up support for entrepreneurs – low risk tolerance/culture – planning permission issues etc. 
  • Challenges in selling on, or transferring a business to family members 
  • Poor integration and communication perception of State agencies
To read our full submission click here