Taking Care of Business event launched
The 'Taking Care of Business' event was officially launched on 12 September by Tánaiste and Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Frances Fitzgerald TD, with Minister of State Pat Breen TD, SFA member company Blanco Nino and SFA Assistant Director, Linda Barry.
Taking Care of Business is a free one-stop-shop event for small businesses which will take place on 8 November in the Printworks Conference Centre in Dublin Castle. This half-day event is for those who own, manage a small business or are thinking of starting a new business.
Speaking at the launch, 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."
Information stands will be open throughout the event, allowing you to speak informally with staff from each of the bodies attending. There will be three sets of presentations chaired by: Linda Barry, Assistant Director of the Small Firms Association, Mary Rose Burke, CEO of Dublin Chamber and Dr Donal de Buitléir, Director of Public Policy.ie.
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 company;
- Requirements in areas such as food and environmental safety; and
- Assistance and supports from enterprise agencies
Early booking is strongly advised as there are a limited number of places available. Find out the full agenda and register here.