- But what style of business video is really for you?
- How can you create simple, effective video without breaking the bank?
- And how can you best present ‘you’ to those cameras to get the results you want?
Hello,We hope that the Summer months have treated you well!
To assist you in identifying Entrepreneur and Enterprise Initiatives and Events that are scheduled for the rest of 2015, Enterprise Ireland has helpfully put together the following list which might be of interest!Entrepreneur and Enterprise Initiatives Open Currently1. Community Enterprise Initiatives (2015 – 2017) Fund re-opens until 6pm on Friday 4th September.www.enterprise-ireland.com/communityenterpriseinitiative . If you have a query, please contact Gillian Slattery – email@example.com. Deadline for submissions to ‘Call for Expressions of Ideas for Regional Enterprise Initiatives’ – 12 noon Friday 11 September www.enterprise-ireland.com/regionalenterpriseinitiative3. New Programme – ACORNS: Accelerating the Creation Of Rural Nascent Start-ups – designed specifically for early stage female entrepreneurs living outside the administrative boundaries of the main 5 cities in Ireland . Application deadline is Friday 11th September. www.acorns.ie – information about this one was sent out by Olwen to everyone last week.4. Ulster Bank Business Achievers Awards 2015 open for applications until Friday 25th SeptemberUpcoming Entrepreneur and Enterprise Initiatives and Events25 Aug Competitive Feasibility Fund Agri Business opens, closes 8th September – Details here25 Aug OMiG Blended Marketing, Blended Learning, Blended Networking Seminar, Galway. Details here26 Aug Competitive Start Fund for International Entrepreneurs opens, closes 9 Sep – Details here27 Aug ‘The Power of the Pitch’ workshop for regional startups at Bank of Ireland’s Workbench , Mainguard St., Galway. No cost to participate. Contact the bank directly for details.Aug – Nov Skillnets Training in Galway. Details hereAug – Dec GRETB Training Centre Courses. Details hereAug – Dec MSLETB Training Centres Courses. Details hereSep – Dec Business relevant Training organised by the Local Enterprise Offices – Details here for Galway, Mayoand RoscommonSep – Nov Medical Technologies Training by the Irish Medical Devices Association. Details hereSep Competitive Feasibility Fund for the West Region – Details to be announced in SeptemberSep Food Academy Development Programme 2015, LEO Galway – Details here9 Sep Innovation Vouchers opens, closes 23 Sep www.innovationvouchers.ie14 Sep ACCELERATE – Management Development Programme for Small Business Owners, Abbey Hotel, Roscommon – Details here16 Sep Manufacturing & Agricultural Competitive Start Fund opens, closes 30 Sep – Details here16 Sep ICT and Industrial Sectors Competitive Start Fund opens, closes 30 Sep – Details here16 Sep InterTradeIreland Funding for Growth Advisory Clinic (private 1-1s), Grant Thornton Offices, Galway – Details here18 Sep Galway Chamber Venture West, International VC Conference, Bailey Allen Hall,NUI Galway www.venturewest.ie22-24 Sep National Ploughing Championships, Rathiniska, Co Laois. Special Innovation Area at www.npa.ie will be of interest to people looking for ideas25 Sep Network Ireland Annual Conference & Awards, Knockranny House Hotel, Westport – Details here28-2 Oct Mayo Ideas Week – Programme will be available here soon. Follow #MayoIdeasWeek.29 Sep Spirit of Entrepreneurship event, GMIT Castlebar www.spiriteventwest.comOct 3rd Level Student Entrepreneur Awards will open for applicationswww.studententrepreneurawards.ie1 Oct Enterprise Start event, Mayo www.enterprise-ireland.com/enterprisestart6-7 Oct MedTech Ireland, Radisson, Galway www.medteceurope.com/ireland5-10 Oct Startup Gathering Week. The focus will be on Galway on Friday 9th October. Contact Galway Co-ordinator firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to get involved. www.startupireland.ie/startupgathering14-15 Oct Trade & Investment Mission in Ireland – Details here20 Oct Finance 4 Growth Workshop: Export Finance – Limiting the Risk of International Trade. Details here21-22 Oct National Women’s Enterprise Day, Galway Bay Hotel,Salthill www.nwed.ie29 Oct Med in Ireland – Showcase for Irish Medical Technologies companies, National Convention Centre, Dublin www.medinireland.ie30 Oct déanta – Irish Design, from Concept to Manufacture to Market Conference, Letterfrack, Co. Galway www.gmitletterfrackconference.ie6 Nov Information Technology Association Galway (ITAG) Awards, Hotel Meyrick, Galway. Details here11 Nov Female Competitive Start Fund opens, closes 25 Nov – Further details will be available here18-19 Nov Meet West, Hodson Bay Hotel, Roscommon www.meetwest.ieUseful ResourcesStartup Weblinks – Guide for early stage entrepreneurs in the West – www.enterprise-ireland.com/startupweblinksGalway MedTec Map http://technologyvoice.com/2015/08/10/galway-medtech-map-irelands-medical-device-clusterMedTec Map of Ireland – Download here#BOIworkbench Galway, just recently opened, is a free co-working space for startups. Contact email@example.com more information.
We’re back with a brainstorming BANG after the summer holidays, ladies!
We’ve also celebrated our tenth birthday, a big milestone for the network – and one which allowed us to showcase our super members! Ten years has certainly seen plenty of change, and we’re very proud of all those who’ve been part of, and remain engaged with SWIBN.
Thanks so much to the Sligo Champion for their super feature, to all those of you who chose to take part in the feature – don’t forget we also had lots of coverage online! SWIBN is also featured in the October Irish Tatler.
So, now to our September event, and we believe it’s very timely! The summertime provides a great opportunity to wind down, relax and take some much-needed time off. Coming back from holiday-time can be a bit of a ‘land’ and we often find ourselves a little at-sea, reprioritising and juggling various new responsibilities. This month, SWIBN is going to focus on solving your business problems in an informal way – brainstorming – with a difference!
SWIBN has over thirty areas of expertise within its network, and [sorry ladies!] well-over a hundred years of experience…
What’s the ask? We’d like each one of you to think about a day-to-day challenge you face in business, one that’s a real bug-bear, and send it to us via email… or just give it to us on the night. Each question will then be brainstormed and real-time solutions provided!
As always please book on to confirm you’ll attend – click here to do so!
|Dr. Patricia Fitzsimons|
Back with a bang in 2014! Thanks to Sandra Hart for her super networking ‘nuggets’ …
January’s networking evening was a feast of fun and helpful tips on how to maximise your networking potential. I know many of us learned new tricks on how best to network, using our natural talents [us women are super networkers!], as well as those crucial tips on entering and exiting conversations! Not to mention the key: follow-up.
This is also my first post as co-facilitator, ladies! Delighted to be working with Oonagh on what is already a very dynamic and active network… hope I can bring some interesting ideas and suggestions for 2014.
Speaking of which – one of my tasks [thanks Oonagh! Well, in fairness, I volunteered… ] is our online presence – so website, social media etc. Like to let me know your thoughts? Email me on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Looking forward to seeing you all on the 25th February for a thought-provoking talk from Dr. Patricia Fitzsimons.
Sligo Women in Business Network supports and promotes working women and women in business in Sligo.