Taking Care of Business - free event for small businesses

The Minister for Small Business, John Perry has launched a one-stop-shop event for existing and potential entrepreneurs called ‘Taking Care of Business’. This free event will take place on Tuesday October 22 in the Printworks Conference Centre in Dublin Castle.

The half-day event is specifically targeted at people thinking of starting a business and small business owners and managers. Attending the event will allow entrepreneurs to:

- Better understand the key regulations that affect them so that they can focus on the main task of running their business;

- Meet experts from a broad range of public bodies in an informal setting;

- Find out about advice and supports that are available from across the public sector.

There will be two separate strands running concurrently with presentations from State bodies in one area and information stands manned by staff from these bodies in a separate area. The concise presentations will focus on key regulatory requirements as well as assistance available to help entrepreneurs develop their businesses. Experts will be available at the information stands to speak directly to attendees and answer questions throughout the event.

This initiative of the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation will bring together 19 State bodies in one location and builds on a pilot event last year which saw a small group of agencies attend a Health and Safety Authority event for small businesses.

A number of representative bodies from industry are supporting the event and will be available to talk to attendees on the day. ‘Taking Care of Business’ will be opened by Senator Feargal Quinn, who will also chair the first set of presentations. Heather Ann McSharry, an IDA board member and Eamonn Kielty, ISME Chairman, will chair the remaining sessions.

To register for the event and for more details including the running order of presentations and the full list of State bodies attending log on to www.takingcareofbusiness.ie

 

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