About SME Matters

We help businesses like yours to develop and grow.

SME Matters is a leading business consultancy provider. We specialise in giving you the tools to transform your business in terms of bottom line growth and personal and business satisfaction.

About Us

SME Matters was founded in 2007 by Damien O’Brien. It now has multiple associates and 10 full time staff. SME Matters works exclusively with small to medium size businesses who want to grow or develop. SME Matters offers a range of development services that meet the requirements of all growing businesses across all sectors.

  • Non-Executive roles for businesses
  • Strategy Development
  • MD and Senior staff Mentoring
  • Sales Development Plans
  • Sales structures and processes development
  • Marketing Plans
  • Performance Management Systems
  • CRM Implementation
  • Enterprise Ireland Registration
  • Grant Applications
  • Raising capital or receiving investment
  • Growing in International Markets

Advantages we offer our clients

Expert Knowledge

Our expert team has more than 50 years combined industry experience in the areas of strategy, leadership, sales & marketing, and soft skills training.

Proven Track Record

We have helped over 200 clients develop and grow their businesses with the highest level of satisfaction. Visit our Testimonials page to read some of their testimonials.


We work with a broad variety of companies in a wide range of SME industries and multi-national corporations.

Skilled Network

In addition to the Managing Partner Damien O’Brien, we use a well-established and highly skilled network of specialist trainers, coaches and advisors.

Damien O’Brien, Managing Partner

Damien is a recognised business expert specialising in developing the knowledge and skills of owner managers and giving them the tools to transform their business in terms of bottom line growth and business and personal satisfaction. His experience ranges across all sectors of the economy.

Prior to setting up SME Matters, Damien spent 10 years in industry. He has lectured in Smurfit Graduate School of Business and runs SME company clinics for program participants in conjunction with Smurfit. He also runs high impact Seminars and full day training events nationwide.

Hear What Our Clients Are Saying

Don’t just take it from us, let our clients do the talking.

“I have worked with Damien for over 3 years now and he still surprises me with his energy, passion and fresh insights into how I should continually improve my business. As an advisor and guide I can highly recommend the work Damien and his team deliver. Transforming your business is ultimately your job but Damien gives you fit for purpose tools and methodology and makes you accountable to ensure you prioritise the right things.”

Darragh Richardson

Managing Director, Agile Networks

“Damien O’Brien has worked closely with Hytech Directors and Senior Management for the last three years providing invaluable operational and strategic support contributing enormously to our continued success both nationally & internationally.”

Stuart Burke

Owner and Managing Director, Hytech Logistics

“SME Matters has worked with our business over its two generations and has been instrumental in growth we have achieved. Damien has been our strategic advisor and worked with us hand in hand during the implementations of the strategies we have set together. ”

John Tyrrell

Managing Director, CRS Refrigeration Ltd.

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Over 200 Satisfied Clients

We work with a wide range of companies from many different industries.

SME Matters

SME Matters is a leading business consultancy provider. We specialise in giving you the tools to transform your business in terms of bottom line growth and personal and business satisfaction.


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Address: 7 Southshore Gate, Laytown, Ireland.
Phone: 086 2699111
Email: info@smematters.ie

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