The challenges facing small businesses in Wexford, how they view the year ahead and how they are embracing new technology is the subject of a networking breakfast hosted by cloud telecoms provider Magnet and Wexford Chamber in the Ferrycarrig Hotel on Thursday 12th March at 7.45am.
Armed with the results of the inaugural Magnet Regional Business Barometer, a nationwide study of over 600 SMEs by Amarach Research, Magnet CEO Mark Kellett will share key insights into what small firms in the South East and elsewhere are thinking, what supports from Government they are availing of, and how they are embracing cloud technology in their businesses.
“I think it’s always enlightening for small firms in particular to learn about what their peers are thinking and doing, “ comments Kellett. “Especially when it comes to enjoying the benefits of technology, business owners are naturally keen to know what’s working for firms around them. This briefing will shed light on this and other topics relevant to them.”
The Magnet Regional Business Barometer shows 62% of small firms in Wexford and the South East are optimistic about the future, with 1 in 13 planning to open a new premises this year. However, one third of firms in the South East area do not know who their local public representatives are, and only 7% are aware of the technology and business grants available worth up to €5,000 – the lowest awareness level in the country.
Madeleine Quirke, CEO of Wexford Chamber, said “We are delighted to welcome Magnet to Wexford and would encourage Members to avail of what will undoubtedly be a very informative breakfast meeting.”
This networking breakfast, “The Outlook for SMEs”, takes place on Thursday 12th March from 7.45am – 9.00am in the Ferrycarrig Hotel. A full breakfast will be served from 8.00am. Attendance is free of charge for Chamber Members and €10 per person for Non-Members.
Registration is essential. Please contact Wexford Chamber on 053 9122226 or email Lisa Beale at firstname.lastname@example.org