Entrepreneurs, business owners and managers throughout the Mid West Region will have an opportunity to discover the broad range of advice and support that is available from State Bodies at an event being held at the Strand Hotel in Limerick City on Tuesday, March 11th.
The Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation will host this half-day event, called ‘Taking Care of Business.’
Among the more than 25 State bodies and offices participating in this event are Enterprise Ireland, Revenue Commissioners, Local CEBs, Micro-Finance Ireland, Credit Review Office, Competition Authority, EPA, HSA, Companies Registration Office, Office of Government Procurement, Equality Authority, NSAI and the Food Safety Authority of Ireland.
The free event will feature advice and information on the supports available from enterprise agencies and Local Authorities; access to Finance programmes; requirements for food and environmental safety; tax, employment and Health & Safety obligations; and requirements for setting up and running your own business.
The Minister for Small Business, John Perry TD, explained the event is specifically targeted at people thinking of starting a business as well as existing small business owners and managers. “It is essential for SMEs to make the most of the advice and supports available to them, so I encourage entrepreneurs and those thinking of starting a business to capitalise on this chance to hear from a wide variety of agencies, in one location,” he said.
The Minister added: “This will also be a great opportunity for the Mid West Region’s business community to ask questions and raise individual concerns face-to-face with staff from across the public sector. My Department is committed to engaging with the small business community and this event will help SMEs to better understand the regulatory environment.”
The upcoming event is being supported by Limerick City and County Council, Chambers Ireland, SFA, ISME, IBEC, RGData, ACCA and the Hardware Association of Ireland.
As stated, ‘Taking Care of Business’ takes place in The Strand Hotel, Limerick City, on Tuesday March 11th and to register for the event and for more details including the running order of presentations and the full list of State Bodies attending, please visit www.takingcareofbusiness.ie.