Taking Care of Business – Athlone 2nd October 2019

Taking Care of Business – Athlone 2nd October 2019

The Department of Business, Innovation & Enterprise is running a “Taking Care of Business” event on October 2nd in the Sheraton Hotel in Athlone that might be of interest to those you that are based in the Midlands.

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This one-stop-shop half-day event is specifically targeted at people who own a small business or are thinking of starting a new business to help them:


– Understand the red tape that affects them so that they can focus on running their business.

– Informally meet experts from a broad range of public bodies to iron out any concerns that they have.

– Find out about the various supports and free advice that are available from the public sector.

– Find out how to save money.

There will be presentations from 25 State bodies in the main area and information stands with representatives from these State bodies in another area.  Experts will be available at these stands to speak directly to any attendees that require any further information.


Here is the running order of all the Speakers:

8.55 am Keynote speech by Heather Humphreys, TD, Minister for Business,
Enterprise and Innovation
9.00 Session chair’s introduction
9.06 Local Enterprise Office
9.12 Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement
9.18 Intreo/Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection
9.24 Office of Government Procurement
9.30 Patents Office
9.36 Health Products Regulatory Authority
9.42 Food Safety Authority of Ireland
9.48 CASE STUDY: Bevcraft tell of the supports they received
9.54 Chairperson wraps up the session

Break and Networking

10.25 Speech by Pat Breen, TD, Minister of State for Trade, Employment,
Business, EU Digital Single Market, and Data Protection
10.30 Session chair’s introduction
10.36 Enterprise Ireland
10.42 Science Foundation Ireland
10.48 Health and Safety Authority
10.54 Skillnet Ireland
11.00 Trade Licensing & Control Unit, Department of Business,
Enterprise and Innovation
11.06 National Standards Authority of Ireland
11.12 Competition and Consumer Protection Commission
11.18 Workplace Relations Commission
11.24 CASE STUDY: Posude tell of the supports they received
11.30 Chairperson wraps up the session

Break and Networking

12.00 Session chair’s introduction
12.06 Companies Registration Office
12.12 Microfinance Ireland
12.18 Credit Review Office
12.24 Revenue
12.30 CASE STUDY: Ermen Systems tell of the supports they received
12.36 InterTrade Ireland
12.42 SOLVIT
12.48 Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland
12.54 Supporting SMEs/SME online tool
13.00 Chairperson wraps up the session

Attendance is free, but booking in advance is mandatory.

Further info here and you can book your place with Eventbrite here. 

See you there.



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