ISME, the Irish Small and Medium Enterprises Association, is the only independent representative association for Small and Medium Enterprises and currently has in excess of 8,750 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. Number of partnerships and sectors of activity covered

ISME exists to support SME owner managers by lobbying on their behalf, providing advice and information, and offering discounts on products and services through Discount Schemes. ISME also provides a number of opportunities to network through events and training and to do business with other ISME members via the Member to Member area of the website.

The tax-deductible membership is a cost-effective way for SME owner/managers to network with like-minded business people and to be continually updated on issues that impact on their business.

The mission of ISME, the independent organisation for the Irish small & medium business sector, is to:

  • To represent the best of what is best in the SME sector.
  • To anticipate and decisively articulate the needs of the sector.
  • To be vigilant, decisive, and direct in defending the interests of all small and medium businesses.
  • To be beholden to no interests, other than the members.
  • To ensure that what is urgent does not detract from what is important to the members.
  • To help members better manage their business through the provision of accurate, timely and pertinent information.
  • To drive down members costs through the co-ordinated strength of the sector.
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