We have teamed up with Square, the payments platform, to host an exclusive after-work event for new start-ups, small retailers and those thinking about setting up a new business.
While it is evident the past two years have had a significant impact on businesses across Ireland, there are still many small businesses striving to grow and eagerly planning ahead to take advantage of the returning consumer demand.
In fact, there are almost 270,000 SMEs currently operating in Ireland and the vast majority of these have less than ten employees. Additionally, there are around 20,000 small businesses, which have between 10 and 49 employees, and over 3,000 medium-sized businesses.
Recent figures show that in 2022, the top three categories in which Irish consumers expect to increase their spending are groceries, travel and eating out. And over 40% expect to increase purchasing across both online and in-store channels.
In order to make these purchases as seamless as possible, businesses need to make it easy to process payments and that’s where Square comes in.
Square was created in 2008 by Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey when an artist friend of his, Jim McKelvey, lost an important sale after being unable to accept a card payment. Together, Jack and Jim launched Square to help make it simple for businesses – big and small – to accept payments anywhere.
The mantra of Square is to help empower businesses to grow. Through its suite of payment hardware and software solutions, Square allows businesses of all shapes and sizes to process payments with no extra fees, no long-term contracts and no tricks. Just dependable and efficient payment processing so that your business never have to miss a sale.
Whether you’re looking for an entire payments set-up or need to upgrade what you already have, Square’s offerings can be combined seamlessly with third-party solutions to streamline the way you like to work and save you time.
If you own a small business, chances are you wear many hats on any given day. From stock taking to marketing and selling, Square’s solutions can help bring all of these things together, giving you more time to focus on growing your business.
To learn more about how Square can help your business grow, visit: www.squareup.com