Prepare for Brexit with the Enterprise Ireland Brexit SME Scorecard.
Early planning and preparation is a critical factor in a company’s ability to respond to the business challenges that Brexit presents.
The Enterprise Ireland Brexit SME Scorecard is a free planning tool for Irish exporters to the UK. It is designed to help you assess your business readiness across six areas— Business Strategy, Operations, Sales and Marketing, Finance, Innovation, and People and Management.
Over time, as the precise terms of Brexit become clearer— and your company's preparation develops— it is advisable to run this assessment again and evaluate your evolving readiness. You can also avail of further resources that will be published to address specific business issues and risks as they become apparent.
Your Local Enterprise Office may also be a useful resource in planning your Brexit action plan.
Clients of Údarás na Gaeltachta should make contact directly to discuss their full range of supports to assist you in addressing the challenges and opportunities arising from Brexit.
Be Prepared Grant
Up to €5,000 available for Enterprise Ireland client companies to help develop an action plan.
Get your business prepared for Brexit with the free Brexit SME Scorecard
Enterprise Ireland is on the road and is hosting a number of regional discussions to assist companies in preparing and planning for Brexit.
Brexit SME Scorecard now available for LEO clients
Clients of Local Enterprise Offices are now able to access the scorecard and assess their exposure to Brexit. Micro and smaller businesses can self-diagnose whether they are ready for Brexit and view specific events and resources available to them to assist with planning.
While a lot of uncertainty exists around exactly what Brexit will mean for the European trading landscape, Irish companies need to examine their business strategy now and decide where adjustment— if any— is needed.
Brexit may result in complications that affect the various systems and resources within your business that keep it running on a daily basis. It is important to understand and review your operations from end-to-end— from suppliers right through to end-users— to ensure that you are prepared for all eventualities.
Investment in the development of innovative and value-added products and improved services and processes is a key measure Irish companies can take to overcome the potential challenges of Brexit.
Sales & Marketing
Taking a more strategic approach to sales and marketing is essential for Irish businesses if they are to succeed in differentiating themselves and generating new business to deal with the potential shortfall that Brexit may cause.
Navigating through and beyond Brexit successfully will require strong financial management and exchange rate volatility is the key challenge to be faced in the short to medium term.
Building effective leadership and management capability within Irish companies has never been more important given the likely challenges arising from Brexit. This capability will be crucial in steering companies through this unprecedented period with conviction and vision.