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DJEI’s SME Awareness Campaign

DJEI has launched a major awareness campaign aimed at providing information to start ups and SMEs on the more than 170 significant Government supports available to assist them in starting and growing their businesses:

Supporting SMEs

The 12 month campaign is aimed at providing simple information on supports for business by bringing users to the Supporting SMEs Online Tool through:

Evidence repeatedly shows that Irish start-ups and SMEs have low awareness of the many, often very beneficial, Government supports, with well over 90% of respondents in surveys saying they have low awareness of schemes and 80% saying they think more information should be made available.

Meet our Ambassadors

Meet the 9 leading business people and representatives who are supporting our campaign

Dean GammellDean Gammell, Managing Director, The Group System

"I won the established business category of Ireland's Best Young Entrepreneur competition." 

Eamon Keane Eamon Keane, Co-Founder, Xpreso

"I won Ireland's Best Young Entrepreneur competition. Through it, I learned there's lots of supports for start-ups."

Heather ReynoldsHeather Reynolds, Owner/Director, Eistech

"3 years ago we had 9 employees. Today, we have over a thousand."

Sean O'DriscollSean O'Driscoll, Chairman, Glen Dimplex

"We started out selling to the Irish and UK markets. Today, we export to all over the world."

Emma Rose ConroyEmma Rose Conroy, Founder, Euro Stallions

"I was a finalist in Ireland's Best Young Entrepreneur competition."

Ian TalbotIan Talbot, Chief Executive, Chambers Ireland

"Small businesses are crucial to our economy. But they are often too overworked to seek support."

Rhona TogherRhona Togher, Co-founder, Restored Hearing

"I was a finalist in Ireland's Best Young Entrepreneur competition."

Mark FieldingMark Fielding, CEO, ISME

"Up to 2/3rds of new jobs come from SMEs or start-ups."

Patricia CallanPatricia Callan, Director, SFA

"Small firms are at the heart of our recovery."

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