Professional women to take centre stage at sold out Network Ireland conference in Galway

Thu, Sep 29, 2022

Network Ireland has announced that tickets for its Annual Conference and Businesswoman of the Year Awards have sold out in record time in advance of the event at Galway’s Salthill Hotel on Friday, October 7. More than 70 women across all industries will be celebrated for their work on the day ranging from artists to entrepreneurs.

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Should I go for face-to-face or online interview?

Thu, Sep 29, 2022

Q: I have been offered the choice of face-to-face or online for the interview. I dislike interviews at the best of times and I’m finding it hard to say which one I prefer. I have a good chance of getting the job as I have the experience they require, but I struggle to get the information across. I wonder which option will give me the better chance. What would you do?

A: This is a simple way of asking a complex question. In an ideal world, I would go for a face-to-face interview. It makes the task of building rapport easier. it allows you to bring more of your personality into the interview and it also forces you into the zone.

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GRETB Training Centre accepting applications for Manual Handling Instructor Training Course

Thu, Sep 29, 2022

GRETB Training Centre Mervue has launched a New Skills to Advance Route 3 Manual Handling Instructor Training Course.

This programme leads to a Special Purpose Award in Manual Handling Instruction QQI Special Purpose Award NFQ level 6 comprising of two standalone five credit modules — Manual Handling Instruction and People Handling Instruction.

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Galway company meets with domestic and international visitors at ploughing championships

Thu, Sep 29, 2022

Tuam-based company GH Agri, supported by Local Enterprise Office Galway, were one of over 30 Local Enterprise Office clients from across the country who exhibited in the Local Enterprise Village at this year’s National Ploughing Championships in Laois last week as Europe’s largest event returned for the first time since 2019.

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Galway businesswomen invited to celebrate National Women’s Enterprise Day

Thu, Sep 22, 2022

Research has shown that Irish women’s belief in their ability to run a successful business is continuing to grow as this year’s National Women’s Enterprise Day (NWED) is launched in Galway. The initiative of the Local Enterprise Offices, now in its 16th year, will take place on the 13th October with the aim of encouraging female entrepreneurship and supporting women in business across the country.

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Signum Surgical secures additional €2.9 million investment

Thu, Sep 22, 2022

Galway-based Signum Surgical, the medical technology company developing innovative solutions to treat colorectal diseases, has successfully raised a further €2.9 million to support its ongoing regulatory and clinical programmes.

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How to turn a quick job spell to your advantage in an interview

Thu, Sep 22, 2022

Q: I have an interview next week and I’m afraid they will pick up on the fact that I have only been in my current job 13 months. In reality, I took a step downwards for this job after the previous company I was in closed, (not my fault, I hasten to add, the market had moved on and the company ran out of road). This opportunity now offers me a chance to get back doing what I did and at an even higher level where I will be managing people. But will the last 13 months go against me in the interview? (HG, email).

A: When it comes to career development, we tend to be far too influenced by what happened recently. Recency bias, anyone? We need to develop the capacity to look at our careers in a more rounded way and to place events in context. Relevance is more important than chronology, as I've written here more than once.

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The joy of seeing people getting better

Thu, Sep 15, 2022

You can read an organisation by the quality of its people, the rapport they create with customers, and the buy-in they have to the core service. In this regard, OxyGeneration is setting high standards.

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Making it happen for Galway’s small business community

Thu, Sep 15, 2022

Local Enterprise Office Galway is making it happen for Galway’s small businesses. Their team can support you if you’re interested in starting a new business or are already in business. Their supports are suitable for all types of business owners including entrepreneurs, early stage promoters and small businesses looking to expand.

If you have a small business or are thinking about starting one, LEO Galway is your first stop shop!The team at the LEO Galway have a wide range of experience working with small/micro businesses and are there to offer you advice, information, training and support in starting or growing your business, or reaching new markets.

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Steps to success — Four decades of the Stira folding attic staircase

Thu, Sep 15, 2022

This month, the much celebrated STIRA attic stair celebrates its 40th birthday representing a momentous achievement for this renowned Irish brand which started back in 1982 in a hay shed north Galway.

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Making it happen for Galway’s small business community

Thu, Sep 15, 2022

Local Enterprise Office Galway is making it happen for Galway’s small businesses. Their team can support you if you’re interested in starting a new business or are already in business. Their supports are suitable for all types of business owners including entrepreneurs, early stage promoters and small businesses looking to expand.

If you have a small business or are thinking about starting one, LEO Galway is your first stop shop!The team at the LEO Galway have a wide range of experience working with small/micro businesses and are there to offer you advice, information, training and support in starting or growing your business, or reaching new markets.

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‘Bad cops’ are the same for everyone

Thu, Sep 15, 2022

Q: At an interview I attended last week, I felt the panel had designated one interviewer as a ‘good cop’, while another played the role of ‘bad cop’. Maybe I’m wrong, but that’s how it looked and felt to me. The good cop would ask the soft question and the bad cop would follow up with some probing ones. He always appeared unconvinced by my replies. I battled away as best I could, but I suspect they noticed my growing exasperation. How should I have handled this? (KL, email).

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Just Eat for Business launches in ireland with new employee benefit service

Thu, Sep 08, 2022

Just Eat, part of Just Eat Takeaway.com, and Ireland’s leading online food delivery marketplace, this week announced the launch of an employee benefit service for businesses across Ireland through its corporate arm, Just Eat for Business.

Just Eat Pay serves as a digital food platform that allows small, medium and large businesses to provide employees with a daily or monthly allowance to order a meal from a wide variety of food options via Just Eats’ 3,525 Irish restaurant and convenience partners. There are no fixed costs for Just Eat Pay and companies can manage their account online through a customised dashboard.

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Zenith Adhesive Components celebrates 10 years in business

Thu, Sep 08, 2022

Set up in 2012 to supply adhesive diecuts and specialist materials to other manufacturers, Zenith Adhesive Components has grown steadily to a staff of 25 with over 100 customers and their own premises in Blyry.

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Tips to prepare you for the unexpected in a job interview

Thu, Sep 08, 2022

Q: I’m going for an important job interview next week and I really want to be ready for the unexpected. I know that’s a contradiction in terms. But are they any possibilities I should consider. My aim is to leave it all out on the pitch, as the saying goes, so any tips, or tales from the field of battle, you can share would be most appreciated. (VF, email).

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Reduced interest rates on Microfinance loans at Local Enterprise Office Galway

Thu, Sep 08, 2022

Microfinance Ireland provides small business loans of between €2000 and €25000 in partnership with the Local Enterprise Office Network. This financial support aims to help small businesses establish themselves, grow and sustain employment – and local businesses can benefit from reduced interest rates if they apply for an MFI loan through Local Enterprise Office Galway.

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€5 million saved by Galway business through LEO Lean for Micro programme

Thu, Sep 01, 2022

Galway businesses have saved a combined total of almost €5 million through the Local Enterprise Office Lean for Micro programme since it began.

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Businesses in Galway urged to prepare now for new EU corporate sustainability reporting standards

Thu, Sep 01, 2022

Galway businesses have been urged to begin preparing for new EU corporate sustainability reporting responsibilities which are due to come into effect from January 2024, according to leading corporate governance expert, Dr Diarmuid Torney.

Dr Torney, an Associate Professor in DCU’s School of Law and Government, was speaking ahead of a free online masterclass for businesses, facilitated by the Climate Ready Academy, on the subject of corporate sustainability reporting and the role of business and government in achieving transformative change.

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Grealish pushes for support for businesses

Thu, Sep 01, 2022

Galway West TD Noel Grealish has called on the Minister for Finance and the Minister for Public Expenditure to introduce a new Energy Support Scheme for businesses to help them stay afloat in the face of soaring energy costs.

The Independent Deputy, along with his colleagues in the Regional Independents group, met with Ministers Paschal Donohoe and Michael McGrath in Dublin last week for talks on the upcoming Budget due to be revealed in a number of weeks.

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Nine tips for a better presentation

Thu, Sep 01, 2022

Q: They’ve asked me to do a 12-minute presentation at a job interview next week. The presentation will focus on the challenges I see for the sector (car sales) in the years ahead. I have very little experience of this kind of thing – the interview is for the position of financial controller. Where would I even begin to start with the likes of this? (AH, email).

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