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Update from the ISME CEO on BREXIT & more

Dear Members and Colleagues,

Unfortunately, Brexit is turning out as bad as we predicted for many. Due to the number of queries, we are receiving we will be holding another LIVE Q&A on Wednesday next, the 27th.  You can sign up here and submit your questions for the panel of experts.

In other BREXIT news, the following MRN can be used, from now, on a temporary basis as your ENS MRN where you are unable to generate same due to the absence of key information: ENS MRN detail = 21IE99900000000001

The Government has published a plan for expansion of the SME base in the country. ISME partook in the taskforce, and want to ensure that it is successful. The report is a long-term strategic blueprint for Irish SMEs and entrepreneurs. You can download the PDF here

Before Christmas you heard from us that would mount a challenge to the Government and Revenue on the discrimination against private sector pension savers. We will have news on this next week and we are asking for your help in getting the message out there.

Our Q4 surveys are now LIVE. Please complete these when you get a chance as they will inform our lobbying in these uncertain times. The Trends Survey can be found here and The Bank Watch Survey can be found here.

ISME Skillnet have added further courses for Q1’2021 – The full listing can be found here. Next week the following courses focusing on LinkedIn will take place, these are great courses for tips on building your network virtually, a skill that looks like will be very important again in 2021. ISME Skillnet have also launched a Lean & Fit Entrepreneurial Bootcamp and a fully funded Essential Management Skills- (QQI Level 6) for Jobseekers & PUP Recipients.

  • Develop Your Career and Your Profile on LinkedIn –  here
  • Grow Your Business with LinkedIn- 29th January –  here
  • 2021 Lean & Fit Entrepreneurial Bootcamp –  here
  • Fully Funded Essential Management Skills – here

We are now taking adverts for our online publication, the bISME. If you would like to get involved please email [email protected] or download the rate cards here. As always ISME members receive discounts on advertising.

Stay safe everyone and remember wash hands, mask up, maintain social distance & follow the framework. Stay safe everyone and remember wash hands, mask up, maintain social distance. Again, a reminder that if you are concerned about the wellbeing of your employees, take a look at our Wellness Programme here

Neil McDonnell,