Two days to help the nation’s SME sector

by Emma Nolan

ENTREPRENEUR Sean Gallagher; Claire Reynolds, head of Small and Medium Enterprise at Vodafone Ireland; Minister of State for Employment and Small Business, Pat Breen and Patricia Callan, director, Small Firms Association were happy to point out the merits of a new event for SMEs – Your Business Live.

Businesspeople across all levels of the enterprise spectrum will want to put the event in their diaries, as the national two-day SME event at the RDS will gather together executives, decision-makers, entrepreneurs, owners and managers from around the country to network, learn and do business, with Vodafone Ireland announced as a title sponsor for the business event.

The event is supported by Ibec for Irish Business, the Small Firms Association and Enterprise Ireland, reinforcing the aim of the event to create a new marketplace for the broad range of Irish SMEs.

Your Business Live will support everything from start-ups and micro-businesses, to small- and medium-enterprises, as well as export-led, across industry sectors.

The initiative has promoting and supporting business firmly in its sights, with SMEs accounting for a colossal 99.8% of all active businesses in Ireland.

Your Business Live will facilitate interaction and collaboration among business decision-makers, start-ups, owners and managers, providing the opportunity for SMEs to showcase innovative new products and services, in addition to gaining industry knowledge and insights.

As part of the event’s focus, networking events, workshops and high-level speaker seminars are set to engage a vibrant SME audience.

Claire Reynolds, Vodafone, said: “We are very proud to sponsor the new Your Business Live. This is a unique and important event which will not only give SMEs a platform to showcase their products and services, but also provide opportunity for knowledge-sharing, collaboration and networking.”

Your Business Live takes place on October 17 and 18 in the RDS.

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