He says that some just won't be viable.
The Government can't cushion every blow to small businesses, according to a Junior Minister.
The midlands is seeing an ever-growing list of businesses announcing closures in the first month of this year, with The Wandering Elk in Tullamore and Better Buys in Mullingar the most recent additions.
Longford Westmeath TD and Junior European Affairs Minister Peter Burke says the Government does stand by small businesses.
But, he admits not all are viable: