Impact of Recession on SMEs (Industrial Report) - Ireland - September 2009
US $1,032.43 (Excl.Tax)Excl. Tax Buy Now
Small to medium enterprises are the lifeblood of the Irish economy since they represent some 99% of businesses throughout Ireland.
The recession has created one of the most challenging periods for Irish businesses. SMEs are currently being squeezed by contracting markets, late payments, increasing overheads and a sharp decline in access to finance.
Key themes of the report:
Limited access to finance is one of the key challenges in today’s market – what impact has this had on SMEs?
Increasingly late payments are crippling SME finance. RoI SMEs are now waiting an average of 73 days for payment according to the ISME.
The weak Sterling is having a significant effect on both SMEs north and south of the border, limiting the scope for exporting goods as well as importing raw materials.
High labour costs in RoI are having a disproportionately negative effect on SMEs than on larger businesses.
This report will give you a complete 360-degree view of your market. Not only is it rooted in robust proprietary and high-quality third-party data, but our industry experts put that data into context and you’ll quickly understand:
What They Want. Why They Want It.
Who’s Winning. How To Stay Ahead.
Size, Segments, Shares And Forecasts: How It All Adds Up.
New Ideas. New Products. New Potential.
Where The White Space Is. How To Make It Yours.
What’s Shaping Demand – Today And Tomorrow.