New guide will prove small businesses with invaluable advice – Breen

September 11th, 2012 - Pat Breen

Clare T.D. and Chairman of the Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs Pat Breen said today (Tuesday) that a new Government-produced guide will provide small businesses with invaluable advice on surviving in a very tough trading environment. ‘Managing Out of the Crisis’ aims to give help and advice to local businesses in difficulty.

The guide has been produced as a result of a recommendation made by the Advisory Group for Small Business (AGSB), which is chaired by the Minister for Small Business, John Perry TD. The group looks at ways to promote growth and job creation within the sector, and makes regular suggestions on how to address issues of concern.

Welcoming the guide’s publication, Deputy Breen said: ‘Businesses across Clare are going through a difficult period; for the last few years conditions have remained very challenging. The Government is focussed on completely rebuilding a new economy based on innovation and enterprise. And with this new guide we want to provide local businesses with practical advice on how to stay afloat’.

“While it’s essential we create new jobs, it’s equally important to protect existing ones. Businesses need information at their disposal to ensure they can tackle problems as soon as they arise. This guide provides simple advice, as well as contact details for organisations which can help. The guide can be viewed on my website on www.patbreen.ie , the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation’s website, and it will also be available to pick up in City and County Enterprise Board offices, banks and in other relevant business organisations.

“The guide includes seven golden rules on how to turn around your business, and crucially, it gives a list of outlets that can provide help and practical advice. This includes the various state agencies, your local City or County Enterprise Board and a number of business organisations.

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“I would encourage any business across Clare who is experiencing difficulties to check out this new guide and find out where to get further help.”