Mark Horner

The SME Market in Ireland

What is a Small to Medium Enterprise in Ireland?

Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are businesses that maintain revenues, assets or a number of employees between certain thresholds. Each country has its own definition of what constitutes a small and medium-sized enterprise (SME). Certain size criteria must be met and occasionally the industry in which the company operates in is taken into account as well.

SMEs in Europe are defined as having a Staff head-count of between 10 and 250 employees, or a sales turnover (revenue) of between €2 m EUR and €50 m EUR, or a Balance sheet total of between €2 m EUR and €43 m EUR (assets).

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are the backbone of Europe's economy. They represent 99% of all businesses in the EU. They employ around 100 million people, account for more than half of Europe’s GDP and play a key role in adding value in every sector of the economy. SMEs bring innovative solutions to challenges like climate change, resource efficiency and social cohesion and help spread this innovation throughout Europe’s regions. They are therefore central to the EU’s twin transitions to a sustainable and digital economy. They are essential to Europe’s competitiveness and prosperity, industrial ecosystems, economic and technological sovereignty, and resilience to external shocks. 

 
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The  SME Market in Ireland
Image: Andreas F. Borchert

How big is the SME Market in Ireland?

Small and medium-size enterprises play a hugely important role in the economy of Ireland. They outnumber large firms considerably, employ vast numbers of people and are entrepreneurial in nature, helping to shape innovation and support local communities.

Ireland has a population of over 4,853,506 people.

What help is available for SMEs in Ireland?

Help for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) includes virtual peer-to-peer advisory boards. With our blended model utilising Zoom and supplemented by in person meetings we are able to support and grow businesses anywhere in the world. Our growing network of Regional Directors ensure that we have suitable people to help you whatever your language or time zone.

Entrepreneurship and SMEs

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Help for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) includes virtual peer-to-peer advisory boards. With our blended model utilising Zoom and supplemented by in person meetings we are able to support and grow businesses anywhere in the world. Our growing network of Regional Directors ensure that we have suitable people to help you whatever your language or time zone.


Ireland has links with Austria
🇮🇪 Bundoran🇦🇹 Judenburg     🇮🇪 Tipperary🇦🇹 Mautern in Steiermark     🇮🇪 Clonmel🇦🇹 Trofaiach    
Ireland has links with Australia
🇮🇪 Ballina🇦🇺 Ballina     🇮🇪 Ennis🇦🇺 Clare     🇮🇪 Lismore🇦🇺 Lismore    
Ireland has links with Belgium
🇮🇪 Tydavnet🇧🇪 Geel     🇮🇪 Bundoran🇧🇪 Houffalize     🇮🇪 Clonmel🇧🇪 Roeselare    
Ireland has links with Bulgaria
🇮🇪 Bundoran🇧🇬 Tryavna    
Ireland has links with Canada
🇮🇪 Listowel🇨🇦 Listowel     🇮🇪 Monaghan🇨🇦 Miramichi     🇮🇪 Dundalk🇨🇦 Sault Ste. Marie     🇮🇪 Waterford🇮🇪 Waterford🇨🇦 St. John's     🇮🇪 Oldcastle🇨🇦 Tecumseh    
Ireland has links with Chile
🇮🇪 Sligo🇨🇱 Illapel    
Ireland has links with China
🇮🇪 Dublin🇨🇳 Beijing     🇮🇪 Cork🇨🇳 Changning     🇮🇪 Fingal🇨🇳 Chengdu     🇮🇪 Dublin🇨🇳 Cheongwen     🇮🇪 Waterford🇨🇳 Haikou     🇮🇪 Galway🇨🇳 Hangzhou     🇮🇪 Galway🇨🇳 Qingdao     🇮🇪 Cork🇨🇳 Qingpu District     🇮🇪 Cork🇨🇳 Shanghai     🇮🇪 Dublin🇨🇳 Shunyi     🇮🇪 Cork🇨🇳 Siming District     🇮🇪 Dublin🇨🇳 Wuhan     🇮🇪 Cork🇨🇳 Xiamen    
Ireland has links with Colombia
🇮🇪 Dublin🇨🇴 Tunja    
Ireland has links with Cyprus
🇮🇪 Bundoran🇨🇾 Agros    
Ireland has links with Czech Republic
🇮🇪 Cashel🇨🇿 Starý Poddvorov     🇮🇪 Bundoran🇨🇿 Sušice    
Ireland has links with Germany
🇮🇪 Bundoran🇩🇪 Bad Kötzting     🇮🇪 Newbridge🇩🇪 Bad Lippspringe     🇮🇪 Adare🇩🇪 Buchloe     🇮🇪 Adare🇩🇪 Buckow     🇮🇪 Limerick🇩🇪 Cloppenburg     🇮🇪 Cork🇩🇪 Cologne     🇮🇪 Naas🇩🇪 Dillingen an der Donau     🇮🇪 Wicklow🇩🇪 Eichenzell     🇮🇪 Sligo🇩🇪 Kempten     🇮🇪 Carrigaline🇩🇪 Kirchseeon     🇮🇪 Limerick🇩🇪 Künzelsau     🇮🇪 Ennis🇩🇪 Langenfeld     🇮🇪 Killarney🇩🇪 Pleinfeld     🇮🇪 Balbriggan🇩🇪 Sankt Wendel     🇮🇪 Tuam🇩🇪 Straubing     🇮🇪 Bray🇩🇪 Würzburg    
Ireland has links with Denmark
🇮🇪 Galway🇩🇰 Aalborg     🇮🇪 Bundoran🇩🇰 Holstebro    
Ireland has links with Estonia
🇮🇪 Bundoran🇪🇪 Türi    
Ireland has links with England
🇮🇪 Ardmore🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Ashburton     🇮🇪 Thurles🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Bollington     🇮🇪 Galway🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Bradford     🇮🇪 Avoca🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Bromham     🇮🇪 Drumlish🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Bromsgrove     🇮🇪 Cork🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Coventry     🇮🇪 Killarney🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Kendal     🇮🇪 Dublin🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Liverpool     🇮🇪 Carlow🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Northwich     🇮🇪 Clonmel🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Reading     🇮🇪 Cahir🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Scarborough , since 2003    🇮🇪 Bundoran🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Sherborne    
Ireland has links with Spain
🇮🇪 Limerick🇪🇸 A Coruña     🇮🇪 Bundoran🇪🇸 Altea     🇮🇪 Dublin🇪🇸 Barcelona     🇮🇪 Dublin🇪🇸 León    
Ireland has links with Finland
🇮🇪 Bundoran🇫🇮 Asikkala     🇮🇪 Bundoran🇫🇮 Karkkila , until 2016   
Ireland has links with France
🇮🇪 Naas🇫🇷 Allaire     🇮🇪 Kinsale🇫🇷 Antibes     🇮🇪 Newbridge🇫🇷 Argentré-du-Plessis     🇮🇪 Ballina🇫🇷 Athis-Mons     🇮🇪 Bray🇫🇷 Bègles     🇮🇪 Cork🇫🇷 Bordeaux     🇮🇪 Leixlip🇫🇷 Bressuire     🇮🇪 Dún Laoghaire🇫🇷 Brest     🇮🇪 Maynooth🇫🇷 Canet-en-Roussillon     🇮🇪 Carrickmacross🇫🇷 Carhaix-Plouguer     🇮🇪 Roscommon🇫🇷 Chartrettes     🇮🇪 Passage West🇫🇷 Chasseneuil-du-Poitou     🇮🇪 Arklow🇫🇷 Châteaudun     🇮🇪 Clonakilty🇫🇷 Châteaulin     🇮🇪 Wexford🇫🇷 Couëron     🇮🇪 Portlaoise🇫🇷 Coulounieix-Chamiers     🇮🇪 Sligo🇫🇷 Crozon     🇮🇪 Kildare🇫🇷 Deauville     🇮🇪 Carlow🇫🇷 Dole     🇮🇪 Barna🇫🇷 Esquibien     🇮🇪 Trim🇫🇷 Étrépagny     🇮🇪 Clonmel🇫🇷 Eysines     🇮🇪 Buncrana🇫🇷 Fréhel     🇮🇪 Enniscorthy🇫🇷 Gimont     🇮🇪 Rush🇫🇷 Gourin     🇮🇪 Athy🇫🇷 Grandvilliers     🇮🇪 Bundoran🇫🇷 Granville     🇮🇪 Carrigaline🇫🇷 Guidel     🇮🇪 Shannon🇫🇷 Guingamp     🇮🇪 Cavan🇫🇷 Jaunay-Clan     🇮🇪 Galway🇫🇷 Lorient     🇮🇪 New Ross🇫🇷 Moncoutant     🇮🇪 Wicklow🇫🇷 Montigny-le-Bretonneux     🇮🇪 Kilkenny🇫🇷 Moret-sur-Loing     🇮🇪 Swords🇫🇷 Ozoir-la-Ferrière     🇮🇪 Listowel🇫🇷 Panissières     🇮🇪 Tipperary🇫🇷 Parthenay     🇮🇪 Buncrana🇫🇷 Plévenon     🇮🇪 Westport🇫🇷 Plougastel-Daoulas     🇮🇪 Kilrush🇫🇷 Plouzané     🇮🇪 Templemore🇫🇷 Prémilhat     🇮🇪 Limerick🇫🇷 Quimper     🇮🇪 Loughshinny🇫🇷 Quistinic     🇮🇪 Cork🇫🇷 Rennes     🇮🇪 Dundalk🇫🇷 Rezé     🇮🇪 Waterford🇫🇷 Saint-Herblain     🇮🇪 Drogheda🇫🇷 Saint-Mandé     🇮🇪 Ennis🇫🇷 Saint-Paul-de-Fenouillet     🇮🇪 Castlerea🇫🇷 Soulac-sur-Mer     🇮🇪 Nenagh🇫🇷 Tonnerre    
Ireland has links with Georgia
🇮🇪 Dublin🇬🇪 Tbilisi    
Ireland has links with Greece
🇮🇪 Cashel🇬🇷 Kolindros     🇮🇪 Bundoran🇬🇷 Preveza    
Ireland has links with Croatia
🇮🇪 Bundoran🇭🇷 Rovinj    
Ireland has links with Hungary
🇮🇪 Limerick🇭🇺 Debrecen     🇮🇪 Bundoran🇭🇺 Kőszeg     🇮🇪 Newbridge🇭🇺 Várkerület    
Ireland has links with Indonesia
🇮🇪 Dublin🇮🇩 Cirebon    
Ireland has links with Italy
🇮🇪 Castlebar🇮🇹 Ancona     🇮🇪 Bundoran🇮🇹 Bellagio     🇮🇪 Navan🇮🇹 Bobbio     🇮🇪 Navan🇮🇹 Broccostella     🇮🇪 Naas🇮🇹 Casalattico     🇮🇪 Killarney🇮🇹 Casperia     🇮🇪 Killarney🇮🇹 Castiglione di Sicilia     🇮🇪 Clonmel🇮🇹 Costa Masnaga     🇮🇪 Kilkenny🇮🇹 Formigine     🇮🇪 Clonmel🇮🇹 Gangi     🇮🇪 Wexford🇮🇹 Lugo     🇮🇪 Kinsale🇮🇹 Portofino     🇮🇪 Templemore🇮🇹 Potenza Picena     🇮🇪 Rush🇮🇹 San Mauro Castelverde     🇮🇪 Dingle🇮🇹 Tolfa    
Ireland has links with Japan
🇮🇪 Dún Laoghaire🇯🇵 Izumo     🇮🇪 Dublin🇯🇵 Matsue    
Ireland has links with Kenya
🇮🇪 Westport🇰🇪 Aror    
Ireland has links with Lithuania
🇮🇪 Mayo🇱🇹 Marijampolė     🇮🇪 Bundoran🇱🇹 Prienai     🇮🇪 Bundoran🇱🇹 Rokiškis     🇮🇪 Cashel🇱🇹 Žagarė    
Ireland has links with Luxembourg
🇮🇪 Bundoran🇱🇺 Niederanven     🇮🇪 Cashel🇱🇺 Troisvierges    
Ireland has links with Latvia
🇮🇪 Cashel🇱🇻 Kandava     🇮🇪 Bundoran🇱🇻 Sigulda    
Ireland has links with Malta
🇮🇪 Bundoran🇲🇹 Marsaskala    
Ireland has links with Mexico
🇮🇪 Clifden🇲🇽 Coyoacán     🇮🇪 Dublin🇲🇽 Guadalajara     🇮🇪 Wexford🇲🇽 Yanga    
Ireland has links with Northern Ireland
🇮🇪 Castlebar🇮🇪 Ballymena     🇮🇪 Ballina🇮🇪 Craigavon     🇮🇪 Listowel🇮🇪 Downpatrick     🇮🇪 Westport🇮🇪 Limavady     🇮🇪 New Ross🇮🇪 Newcastle    
Ireland has links with Netherlands
🇮🇪 Bundoran🇳🇱 Meerssen    
Ireland has links with Norway
🇮🇪 Waterford🇳🇴 Tønsberg    
Ireland has links with New Zealand
🇮🇪 Galway🇳🇿 Auckland    
Ireland has links with Poland
🇮🇪 Bundoran🇵🇱 Chojna     🇮🇪 Tallaght🇵🇱 Katowice     🇮🇪 Cobh🇵🇱 Kolbuszowa     🇮🇪 Limerick🇵🇱 Starogard Gdański    
Ireland has links with Palestine
🇮🇪 Tralee🇵🇸 Beit Sahour     🇮🇪 Dublin🇵🇸 Nablus    
Ireland has links with Portugal
🇮🇪 Bundoran🇵🇹 Sesimbra    
Ireland has links with Romania
🇮🇪 Bundoran🇷🇴 Siret    
Ireland has links with Russia
🇮🇪 Dublin🇷🇺 Moscow     🇮🇪 Cork🇷🇺 Saint Petersburg     🇮🇪 Dublin🇷🇺 St Petersburg    
Ireland has links with Scotland
🇮🇪 Monasterboice🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Letham     🇮🇪 Gorey🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Oban    
Ireland has links with Sweden
🇮🇪 Bundoran🇸🇪 Oxelösund     🇮🇪 Killarney🇸🇪 Staffanstorp    
Ireland has links with Slovenia
🇮🇪 Bundoran🇸🇮 Škofja Loka    
Ireland has links with Slovak Republic
🇮🇪 Cashel🇸🇰 Medzev     🇮🇪 Bundoran🇸🇰 Zvolen    
Ireland has links with Turkey
🇮🇪 Cork🇹🇷 Aksaray     🇮🇪 Drogheda🇹🇷 Kuşadası    
Ireland has links with USA
🇮🇪 Wexford🇺🇸 Annapolis     🇮🇪 Birr🇺🇸 Baltimore     🇮🇪 Bandon🇺🇸 Bandon     🇮🇪 Balbriggan🇺🇸 Belmar     🇮🇪 Dublin🇺🇸 Cambridge     🇮🇪 Galway🇺🇸 Cambridge     🇮🇪 Buncrana🇺🇸 Campbellsville     🇮🇪 Meath🇺🇸 Cary     🇮🇪 Tullamore🇺🇸 Chandler     🇮🇪 Galway🇺🇸 Chicago     🇮🇪 Ennis🇺🇸 Clare     🇮🇪 Mayo🇺🇸 Cleveland     🇮🇪 Killarney🇺🇸 Concord     🇮🇪 Killarney🇺🇸 Cooper City     🇮🇪 Carlow🇺🇸 Davenport     🇮🇪 Castlebar🇺🇸 Dixon     🇮🇪 Taghmaconnell🇺🇸 Downey     🇮🇪 Bray🇺🇸 Dublin     🇮🇪 Sligo🇺🇸 Everett     🇮🇪 Portlaoise🇺🇸 Franklin     🇮🇪 New Ross🇺🇸 Hartford     🇮🇪 Tralee🇺🇸 Holyoke     🇮🇪 Dublin🇺🇸 Holyoke     🇮🇪 Limerick🇺🇸 Kansas City     🇮🇪 Bantry🇺🇸 La Crosse     🇮🇪 Cobh🇺🇸 Lake Charles     🇮🇪 Naas🇺🇸 Lexington     🇮🇪 Newbridge🇺🇸 Lexington     🇮🇪 Limerick🇺🇸 Limerick     🇮🇪 Listowel🇺🇸 Los Gatos     🇮🇪 Limerick🇺🇸 Lowell     🇮🇪 Youghal🇺🇸 Manteo     🇮🇪 Galway🇺🇸 Menlo Park     🇮🇪 Cork🇺🇸 Miami     🇮🇪 Galway🇺🇸 Milwaukee     🇮🇪 Headford🇺🇸 Morgan Hill     🇮🇪 Killarney🇺🇸 Myrtle Beach     🇮🇪 Youghal🇺🇸 New Bedford     🇮🇪 Limerick🇺🇸 New Brunswick     🇮🇪 Castlerea🇺🇸 Newark     🇮🇪 Kinsale🇺🇸 Newport     🇮🇪 Leixlip🇺🇸 Niles     🇮🇪 Newbridge🇺🇸 Ocala     🇮🇪 Naas🇺🇸 Omaha     🇮🇪 Castlebar🇺🇸 Peekskill     🇮🇪 Clonmel🇺🇸 Peoria     🇮🇪 Ennis🇺🇸 Phoenix     🇮🇪 Ballina🇺🇸 Pittsfield     🇮🇪 Waterford🇺🇸 Rochester     🇮🇪 Drogheda🇺🇸 Salinas     🇮🇪 Thurles🇺🇸 Salt Lake City     🇮🇪 Cork🇺🇸 San Francisco     🇮🇪 Dublin🇺🇸 San José     🇮🇪 Dingle🇺🇸 Santa Barbara     🇮🇪 Limerick🇺🇸 Santa Clara     🇮🇪 Killarney🇺🇸 Scottsdale     🇮🇪 Ballina🇺🇸 Scranton     🇮🇪 Galway🇺🇸 Seattle     🇮🇪 Listowel🇺🇸 Shawnee     🇮🇪 Clifden🇺🇸 Southwest Ranches     🇮🇪 Limerick🇺🇸 Spokane     🇮🇪 Killarney🇺🇸 Springfield     🇮🇪 Tralee🇺🇸 Springfield     🇮🇪 Galway🇺🇸 St. Louis     🇮🇪 Donegal🇺🇸 St. Louis     🇮🇪 Sligo🇺🇸 Tallahassee     🇮🇪 Tallaght🇺🇸 Tampa     🇮🇪 Carlow🇺🇸 Tempe     🇮🇪 Mallow🇺🇸 Tinley Park     🇮🇪 Roscommon🇺🇸 Tucson     🇮🇪 Tralee🇺🇸 Westlake    
Ireland has links with Wales
🇮🇪 Arklow🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 Aberystwyth     🇮🇪 Greystones🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 Holyhead     🇮🇪 Dún Laoghaire🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 Isle of Anglesey     🇮🇪 Kinsale🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 Mumbles     🇮🇪 Cobh🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 Pontarddulais     🇮🇪 Wicklow🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 Porthmadog     🇮🇪 Naas🇮🇪 Naas🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 St Davids     🇮🇪 Cork🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 Swansea