Major SME Brexit Seminar in Kinsale
Posted by Kinsale Newsletter on Wednesday 18 May 2016

On Thursday 26th May Fitzgerald & Partners will host a breakfast seminar on 'Brexit: The issues facing Irish Business". The guest speaker is leading Economist Jim Power who will give an overview of Brexit and the implications and issues that are facing Irish business.
The event is kindly sponsored by Big Red Cloud & Big Red Book a leading supplier of online accounts software to the SME market in Ireland.
Small businesses are the backbone of the Irish economy. More than 98% of companies have fewer than 50 employees and together they employ half of all private sector workers. Close to 13,000 new enterprises are established each year and they grow quickly at the second fastest rate in Europe in terms of numbers employed according to recent data from the SFA.
SMEs are present in every single village, town and city in Ireland so their social significance is as great as their contribution to the economy. Small business in Ireland is at a crossroads however. The global economy and the digital transformation are changing the context in which companies operate. The world of work is undergoing an irreversible transformation.
In these uncertain times, owner managers, SMEs & entrepreneurs must look to the future and identify how they and their businesses can adapt and evolve in order to achieve success and become a next generation business. Fitzgerald & Partners has adapted their business model with their new business centre using the latest in Cloud technology to service the needs of their expanding client base.This new innovative business centre uses state of the art technology so SMEs can outsource their accounts function and have teamed up with Big Red Cloud leading software supplier to over 40,000 SMEs. “ This service enables the SME owner to have real time data available on their device and the work is being processed by our business centre team” according to Managing Partner Cormac Fitzgerald FCPA.
The market leading advisory firm has also teamed up with an American CPA firm to deliver a new service for American citizens who need to file a US tax return following recent changes in legislation in the US. “ We deal with a lot of International clients some who need to also file returns in the US for fear of losing their passport so we have developed a relationship with an American based CPA firm who are experts in this area following from the demand in this area from our clients ”
Fitzgerald & Partners continues to support SMEs providing expert business and advice, facilitating members to do business with each other in their networking seminars. The seminar next week is being live streamed as the event is at full capacity. The event will be attended by the Kinsale Chamber of Business & Tourism members and the Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr. Chris O'Leary.


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