SME-owners, sole traders, businesspeople and the general public are invited to climb the Reek this June as part of the second Irish SME community “highest Tweet-Up”, taking place this June 16th. The charity climb will be raising funds for Mayo Roscommon Hospice; however individuals and collectives are also welcome to fundraise for their own preferred charities.
Seán Sherlock T.D. Minister for Research & Innovation today launched ‘New Frontiers’, Ireland’s largest entrepreneur development programme. New Frontiers is a national programme funded and coordinated by Enterprise Ireland and will be delivered locally by 13 Irish Institutes of Technology.
Shannon Development owns and manages 55 technology parks, industrial estates and business parks around the Shannon Region as part of its role of priming the area as an investment location. Among these are its Knowledge Network of five business and technology parks - the Information Age Park in Ennis, Co. Clare; the National Technology Park (NTP) in Limerick; Birr Technology Centre in Co. Offaly; Kerry Technology Park in Tralee and Tipperary Technology Park (TTP) in Thurles, Co. Tipperary.
One of many vital things in any business is the initial first impression. A great first impression can easily make a sale while a bad first impression can easily lose customers. It is not easy to create a good first impression if you are forced to have the meeting inside a coffee shop or at your home, rather than in a private business office. What about missed phone calls because you’re too busy to pick up, or out at meetings, or trying to generate new business because you have no support to help you with that. Nevertheless is commercial office space not pricey? Or should you opt for a home office?Or is there another alternative?
A Green Enterprise Guide, developed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI), Enterprise Ireland and IDA Ireland has been launched by Mr Phil Hogan, Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government. ‘Developing a Green Enterprise’ provides directional information on where different businesses can go for assistance in relation to water conservation, waste prevention, energy efficiency and clean technology. The guide also provides an overview of the key state agencies involved and the programmes and assistance they offer.