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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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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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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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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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Welcome to the new IIBN Blog

Welcome to the new IIBN Blog

We are delighted to introduce you to our new IIBN blog, timed to coincide with the launch of the new website. The objective of this Blog is to stimulate more engagement between the members of each of the IIBN chapters and also to encourage new members to join the organisation. To that end, we have selected a number of Categories which we hope will greater...

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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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