Nearly 200 small business owners attended the ‘Taking Care of Business’ event at The Strand Hotel, Limerick earlier today.
The free half-day event was organised by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation to provide existing business owners and potential entrepreneurs with help and advice from experienced personnel from enterprise agencies and across the public sector.
Attendants were given advice on how to access finance as an SME, the legal requirements for setting up and running a business and on matters such as tax and health and safety regulations.
Speaking at the event, Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport Alan Kelly TD, said: “The Government is determined to make 2014 the year for jobs; to make that happen, we have to make sure that business is getting the message about the variety of State assistance on offer.
“The high turnout today shows that business people in Limerick and the surrounding region understand the benefit of attending an event like this. It’s particularly encouraging to see people thinking of starting a business finding out what they need to know; we need to support ambitious people to go out there and create jobs with their businesses.”
The next Taking Care of Business event takes place on Tuesday 25th March at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Lough Atalia Road, Galway.
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