Taking Care of Business

A series of free ‘Taking Care of Business’one-stop-shop events for SMEs will take place around the country in spring 2014; these half-day events are for those who currently own or manage a small business or are thinking of starting a new business.

A range of State offices and agencies will give short presentations and answer questions about assistance available to your business and key regulations. Areas covered will include:

The events will take place in:

A Government Minister will open each event and a mix of local and national figures from business will chair the presentation sessions; one session in Cork, for example, will be chaired by Bobby Kerr, entrepreneur and founding ‘Dragon’ on RTÉ’s Dragon’s Den. Information stands will be open throughout the events, allowing you to talk to public bodies about your business concerns.

This ‘Taking Care of Business’ roadshow builds on a pilot event attended by over 500 people in October 2013 in Dublin Castle; feedback from attendees was overwhelmingly positive with organisation of regional events the most frequent suggestion for future events.

‘Taking Care of Business’ will be an excellent opportunity for entrepreneurs, business owners and managers to learn about the broad range of advice and support that is available from State bodies. A number of representative bodies from industry have also come together to support the event and will be available to talk to attendees on the day.

To find out more about these events and to register, please visit http://www.takingcareofbusiness.ie/. Attendance is free but early booking is strongly advised as numbers are limited.

The State office and agencies represented at the event will be:

The European Commission Representation in Ireland will also attend the events. ‘Taking Care of Business’ is supported by SFA, Chambers Ireland, ISME, RGData, ACCA and the Hardware Association of Ireland.

Taking Care of Business 2014 Flyer & Agenda