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Business in the Fast Lane: 2017 IIBN Annual Conference in Dublin – Susan HayesCulleton
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Business in the Fast Lane: 2017 IIBN Annual Conference in Dublin – Susan HayesCulleton

“The IIBN Annual Conference is the highlight of the year and it works in great synergy with the IIBN membership. After London and New York, this year’s conference was in Dublin. I say it is the highlight of the year because a lot of care goes into preparing for it. I’m a member of the Dublin board, and the experience reminded me of being a...

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Supporting SME’s – Niall De Buitlear
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Supporting SME’s – Niall De Buitlear

The Online Tool at SupportingSMEs.ie is a cross-governmental initiative to help Irish small and medium businesses to navigate the range of Government supports. The Online Tool brings together information on the broad range of supports that the state offers into one easy to use website. By answering 8 quick questions, a small business can use the online tool to identify the over 170 business supports...

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“Urbo looks to raise €5m for its QR code bike unlocking schemes”
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“Urbo looks to raise €5m for its QR code bike unlocking schemes”

Urbo offers a dock-less bike sharing service to fulfil the needs of people’s short distance travel. We co-operate with cities in planning and implementing the Urbo bike sharing system into their community. The company featured in the Irish Times as they are looking to raise €5 million as it seeks to roll out its dockless-bike schemes across major European cities, including Dublin. Currently located in Walthamstow,...

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“Fancy Having a Go at Public Speaking? Give us just 300 Seconds …” – Mary McKenna
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“Fancy Having a Go at Public Speaking? Give us just 300 Seconds …” – Mary McKenna

A fantastic article by IIBN Member Mary McKenna, Director of Elemental Software on her experience with public speaking – A great read!   “A few weeks ago I read Martin Gilchrist’s article “Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway” on Linked In about the benefits of public speaking & I posted up a comment admitting my own terror about public speaking. A few people came back...

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Irish Film Festival in London
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Irish Film Festival in London

Looking for something different to do on the lead up to this Christmas? Irish Film London are holding their Annual Irish Film Festival from the 29th November – 3rd December. IFL are a not for profit organisation championing Irish Film and Animation in the UK. The organisation run a year-round programme of Irish Film screenings and industry workshops, the St. Patrick’s Film Festival each March...

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Inspirefest founder Ann O’Dea has been honoured at the ITAG Excellence Awards
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Inspirefest founder Ann O’Dea has been honoured at the ITAG Excellence Awards

Ann O’Dea, Co-Founder & CEO of Silicon Republic and Founder of Inspirefest has won the Outstanding Contribution to the Digital Sector award at the Information Technology Association Galway (ITAG) black-tie event last Friday (17 November), held at the Hotel Meyrick, Eyre Square. The ITAG Excellence Awards are a celebration of innovation and achievement within Ireland’s technology community, and the organisation itself aims to strengthen and...

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‘Deep Work’ by Cal Newport – A Book Review by Susan HayesCulleton, The Positive Economist
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‘Deep Work’ by Cal Newport – A Book Review by Susan HayesCulleton, The Positive Economist

My book review of "Deep Work" by Cal Newport Posted by Susan Hayes "The Positive Economist" on Tuesday, October 24, 2017   Susan is a very accomplished business woman and a fantastic role model for young women finding their way in the business world. She is Managing Director at Hayes Culleton, a Financial Training & Education Consultancy Company. She is also Co Founder of Savvy...

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Ovation Incentives Announces Strategic Partnership with GC Incentives
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Ovation Incentives Announces Strategic Partnership with GC Incentives

Media Release Ovation Incentives and GC Incentives Announce Strategic Partnership Trans-Atlantic agreement expands global reach for each firm and enhances international capabilities for their clients   London, UK and Omaha, USA — 7 November 2017 — Ovation Incentives, based in London UK,  has today signed a strategic marketing alliance with GC Incentives|GiftCertificates.com, the leading US incentives and rewards company based in Omaha Nebraska.  The agreement...

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Conferences are bunk. This one wasn’t. – by Colman Lydon, VP at Everwise.
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Conferences are bunk. This one wasn’t. – by Colman Lydon, VP at Everwise.

In the spirit of ownership of bias, I need to make two disclosures: I have been involved with the Irish International Business Network for 10 years. I can’t stand conferences – the blather, the forced networking, the crappy hotels, the uninspiring/under-exposed exhibits, the over-priced tickets and the over-processed learning. However, this time it was different. The Irish International Business Network is a global, voluntary organization of professionals,...

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Members Spotlight: Siobhan Fitzpatrick, Catseye Coaching & WIBN
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Members Spotlight: Siobhan Fitzpatrick, Catseye Coaching & WIBN

Siobhan Fitzpatrick: Career Transition Coach, Catseye Coaching.   Give us a brief description of yourself? (company, Profession, etc) I am the principal coach at Catseye Coaching and Director of Women In Business Network (WIBN) Ireland. I consider myself a conscious connector of people and have the pleasure of living that dream through both my businesses; Catseye Coaching which specialises in career transition and WIBN which...

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