Entrepreneurship


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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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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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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Are you a Giver or a Taker?

Fionuala Pender I’m really excited about the forthcoming IIBN conference which will take place in Dublin this November (less than a month away now!). I can’t wait to hear IIBN members, sponsors and other Irish entrepreneurs spreading their ideas in their short, and hopefully inspiring, talks. As you know, the IIBN conference this year has decided to focus on Ted style talks.  So why are...

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How to make your Exhibition Space stand out
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How to make your Exhibition Space stand out

This article was written by Ronan Traynor, Founder of Verve the Live Agency. Published on his LinkedIn Account, this article gives great insight into how you can make the most of the space you are given for your Exhibition Stand and how to get noticed.  Here is a small extract of the article:  So you’ve booked a booth at a trade show or fair, hoping...

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Does your 3 Minute Presentation Include these 3 Key Ingredients?

Does your 3 Minute Presentation Include these 3 Key Ingredients?

One of the most powerful tools in an entrepreneurs toolbox is their pitch. Whether their intention is to gain investment, bring in new talent or attract new customers entrepreneurs should take the time to put together a strong pitch. One should also know that a pitch is never perfect and any great entrepreneur will constantly look for ways to improve their skills as a dynamic presenter and...

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How to: Succeeding as an Entrepreneur

How to: Succeeding as an Entrepreneur

No one ever said it was easy to run a business.  No one, certainly ever said it was easy to start a business. Despite having a great idea, drive, determination and talent setting up a business will always have obstacles to overcome which some entrepreneurs fail to address properly and as a result, quit. We have compiled a list of steps you can take in...

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How To: Networking

How To: Networking

Networking is becoming a key differentiator in a world where it is not what you know or even who you know but who knows you. In this world of connected clusters of creative people, one simply can’t go it alone. You have to network your way to success. Opportunities don’t float around on clouds, they are attached to people. Having said that, arriving to a networking...

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A Story of Networking Success

A Story of Networking Success

Networking has become a dirty word. It conjures up images of after-hours events with cheap wine, mozzarella balls and hummus, business people exchanging cards and the odd keynote speaker who is either directly or surreptitiously selling their wares. IIBN member Kelly Hoey has a different take on how networking should work and be leveraged to your advantage and her book ‘Build Your Dream Network’ was...

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IIBN Board Member and Future Leader, Draven McConville, Clinches $1.1 million Pre-Series A Investment Round for UK Based Business Klipboard

IIBN Board Member and Future Leader, Draven McConville, Clinches $1.1 million Pre-Series A Investment Round for UK Based Business Klipboard

Founded by Irish entrepreneur, Draven McConville, Klipboard is a Mobile Field Service software platform which has recently announced a Pre-Series A investment. This has brought the company’s total funding to just over $2 million, having previously raised a Seed round of $900,000. The investment was raised from Klipboard’s existing Seattle based Private Equity group and Angel Investors and will be used to boost the growth...

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