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Members Spotlight – Nicole Sullivan, White & Williams LLP
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Members Spotlight – Nicole Sullivan, White & Williams LLP

Nicole Sullivan – Partner, White & Williams LLP • Give us a brief description of your profession?  Nicole represents national and international clients in litigation, mediation and arbitration of complex commercial and business disputes. Nicole advises clients on pre-litigation and early resolution of actions as well as e-discovery issues. She assists foreign and domestic companies with opening and operating their businesses in the United States....

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Members Spotlight – Patrick Foley, Independent Financial Adviser
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Members Spotlight – Patrick Foley, Independent Financial Adviser

Patrick Foley – Independent Financial Adviser • Give us a brief description of yourself? (company, Profession, etc) I am originally from Waterville, Co. Kerry and moved to London in September 2009. I work as an independent financial adviser catering to the financial needs of high net worth individuals. Prior to going independent, I spent 6 years at Coutts bank in the Sports & Entertainment team...

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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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Zero to One, by Peter Thiel – Reviewed by Alan Gleeson

Zero to One, by Peter Thiel – Reviewed by Alan Gleeson

Zero to One (2014) explores the world of startups, through the lens of Peter Thiel, a serial entrepreneur and investor based in San Francisco. Thiel is a pretty fascinating character. He was one of PayPal’s co-founders, was an early investor in Linkedin, and has since launched Palantir Technologies, a software company with deep connections to the US government. He is intensely bright, extremely successful (his...

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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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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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