NEW: Preparing SME Managers to Recover and Succeed

Starting date: 6th April 2020

ISME (Ireland's Small Medium Enterprise Association) in partnership with Griffith College are inviting owners and managers of small businesses to enrol on a series of FREE online workshops to equip you with the necessary management skills, tools and techniques to survive and recover in a post-COVID-19 environment.


Register your interest in our FREE online series!

Why should I consider this FREE online series?

Continuity of business is to the forefront of SME owner and manager minds’ in these uncertain times. Survival is key, but also adaptation to this changed business landscape. Osborne Recruitment report that almost “two thirds of businesses say the situation will permanently change the way their business operates in the future”. The silver lining of the current challenging context is the opportunity to reflect, plan and rethink how your SME can survive, adapt and thrive in a post-COVID-19 world.

These free online workshops will equip SME owners and managers with the necessary management skills, tools and techniques to advance their own personal performance as managers and to more reliably inform and guide the development of their SME through these unprecedented times. Topics covered over this ten part free series include:

  • Topic 1: Stronger together – building a new reality for Irish SMEs
  • Topic 2: The power of ‘future’   
  • Topic 3: Analysis and planning – evidence based decision making  
  • Topic 4: Crisis communication for internal and external audiences
  • Topic 5: Optimising your supply chain and operations for smarter business  
  • Topic 6: Financial management in uncertainty
  • Topic 7: Change management – new challenges bring new opportunities
  • Topic 8: Reconnecting – marketing to your audience post Covid-19  
  • Topic 9: Demystifying the tax implications of COVID-19    
  • Topic 10: Leadership and motivation

Irish SME Association (ISME)

ISME, the Irish SME Association, is the only independent representative association for Small and Medium Enterprises and currently has in excess of 10,500 members nationwide. Uniquely in Ireland, ISME is independent of big business, big banks and government and gives voice to the issues facing SME owner-managers.

Griffith College

Griffith College

Griffith College with campuses in Dublin, Cork and Limerick is Ireland’s largest independent third level institution with over 40 years’ experience of preparing clients for successful careers. The college’s business and graduate business programmes in finance, marketing, data analytics, change management, logistics and supply chain management are managed and staffed by expert practitioners.