enet, Ireland's open access network operator, is building Irelands first fibre city in Kilkenny through a €0.5m investment in new, world class broadband infrastructure. This network development will see service providers such as Ripplecom offering 250Mbs broadband connectivity to local businesses.This 'Fibre To The Business' (FTTB) network future-proofs Kilkenny's business community by providing the ultimate broadband experience, free from bandwidth bottlenecks and allowing local businesses to take full advantage of digital markets and exploit online opportunities.
Fred Karlsson presents 'the Story of DoneDeal' to Kilkenny County Enterprise Board Owner Manager Network
Solving a solution to a problem is often when an idea or concept for a successful business is born.Â The idea for DoneDeal.ie came up when the Karlsson family moved back to Ireland in 2004 and began searching for a good quality classified advertising website in order to buy second hand furniture.Â They couldnât find what they were looking for and so Done Deal was born. Nowadays, DoneDeal.ie is Ireland's largest and most successful online classified adverts website.Â
Individuals, organisations, voluntary groups and companies are being invited to enter this year's Spirit of Enterprise Michael Dee Award. Named after the late Michael Dee, a former Enterprise Ireland executive who tirelessly supported the development of enterprise across the South East, the award organisers are calling for nominations before the March 31st deadline.
Minister for Research and Innovation, Sean Sherlock TD, has urged businesses to avail of the opportunity to attend a Government sponsored free seminar, ‘Building a Business on Your Ideas’, to be held in The Parade Tower, Patrick's St, Kilkenny City on Thursday 5th May 2011. The seminar, organised by the Patents Office, is for small business-owners, entrepreneurs, inventors and startup companies in Kilkenny and surrounding counties.
A group of Kilkenny businesspeople are coming together to encourage entrepreneurs to follow their dream and start their own business in a unique competition worth €25,000. Business owners based in 11 Patrick Street are offering their services, support and experience free to the winning entry in a new “Giving A Start” Competition.