Fifty -two craftspeople, designers and artists from around the country are hoping to make a big impact on international buyers at January's Showcase event in the RDS. The group of micro-enterprises, many of which are first-time exhibitors, are being supported by their local Enterprise Boards, to help them secure sales and export orders for 2012.
Clonmel Chamber together with South East Chambers will hold a free half day Social Media Conference on Wednesday, 16th November in Waterford Institute of Technology from 8.45 am to 1.00 pm. The conference will bring together a range of social media practitioners, thought leaders and experts to help businesses use social media tools to deliver strategy and tactics leading to greater profitability and better customer engagement.
Best practice and excellence in Irish eCommerce will be recognised for the first time in the Retail Excellence Ireland Awards and through a new quality mark which has been launched by the retail industry body. The winner of the main award, eCommerce Website of the Year, will receive a digital marketing campaign to the value of €20,000 plus help from the eCommerce award sponsor, Google, with digital strategy and marketing.
At a recent event held in UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School, 50 students on the inaugural Graduates 4 International Growth Programme (G4IG) prepared to start their international business careers. The programme, an Enterprise Ireland initiative in partnership with UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School, was set up to promote export led sales growth for Enterprise Ireland client companies while at the same time advancing graduates’ international business skills.
O2 has announced a series of free webinars aimed at its SME businesses customers to help them build and grow their companies. The first business ‘Ideascast’ webinar will be an introduction on how SMEs can use digital marketing and is presented by internet marketing guru, Arabella Judd from leading Irish digital agency, Radical.