MentorsWork SME Research Reports

Below you will find research reports from the team at MentorsWork on SME productivity, created from analysing 1,000+ small and medium-sized businesses that have gone through the MentorsWork programme.


Finance and Growth Skills of Small and Medium Enterprise in Ireland – June 2022

The report determines several predictors of financial competency, with higher employee numbers, and older businesses (10+ years) more positively correlated with stronger financial literacy skills and higher capacity to execute effective strategic planning. Younger SME businesses (10 years or less), score lower than older counterparts in the report’s metrics in measuring financial literacy, financial analysis and understanding risk. In addition, these businesses have more difficulty with routes to accessing financing and financial supports, as do businesses with 9 employees or fewer.







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