It was announced today that a Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation initiative, Taking Care of Business, will bring up to 30 State bodies together to offer advice to small businesses.
An Tánaiste and Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Frances Fitzgerald has called on existing small business owners and people thinking of starting a new one to register their interest for the ‘Taking Care of Business’ event on Wednesday November 8th at the Printworks Conference Centre in Dublin Castle.
Taking Care of Business aims to build on the success of previous events in recent years, which have been attended by more than 2000 people from across the country.
The State offices and agencies represented will provide information across a wide range of areas, including:
• Tax, employment and Health & Safety obligations;
• Legal requirements for setting up and running a business;
• Requirements in areas such as food and environmental safety;
• Advice on government procurement and intellectual property; and
• Assistance and supports from enterprise agencies.
A number of representative bodies from industry are also supporting the event and will be available to talk to attendees on the day. The half-day event is specifically targeted at people thinking of starting a business as well as small business owners and managers. In the context of Brexit, it is also an opportunity for businesses to seek advice from a range of experts on how to diversify and expand into new markets.
Speaking today, An Tánaiste and Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Frances Fitzgerald said, "This event provides a fantastic opportunity for small business owners, entrepreneurs and those who want to start up businesses to get advice from a wide variety of agencies, on topics as diverse as health and safety and access to finance, for instance. We all want, and need, small businesses to succeed and this event is part of our efforts to explain, simply and clearly, government regulation, and how best to deal with it."