The Mayo Open Coffee Club (MOCC ) team would like to wish all their attendees a healthy and happy New Year and to get you all off to a new start, the January’s MOCC will take place on Wednesday, January 9, at 9.30am in the Innovation in Business Centre (IiBC ) at GMIT Castlebar where the facilitator for the first month of the year will be Donncha Hughes, business advisor and trainer (www.startuphughes.com ) who will focus on ‘New Year, New You and Setting Goals for 2013’.
Donncha will address two related issues; how to set meaningful goals for your business and how to go about achieving them. The first part requires discussion of the importance of goals for teams and what smart goals look like - a worksheet will be provided. How to deliver your goals will introduce the topic of how to create a focused work space by outlining David Allen's easy to use time and priority management system as detailed in his book Getting Things Done: How to Achieve Stress-free Productivity (2001 ).
Donncha, from Tipperary and based in Galway, specialises in working with technology and professional services SMEs and startups. He provides mentoring, hands-on consultancy, and training to help promoters to grow their businesses. His area of expertise includes business plans, grant applications, social media, networking, business strategy, goal setting, market research, and marketing and sales. He is currently delivering the Lean Startup @ GMIT programme in IiBC Galway and Castlebar.
Donncha is a member of the Enterprise Ireland Mentor Panel and several panels managed by LEADER, and the Enterprise Boards.
MOCC is a business network run by businesspeople for businesspeople. The event is free of charge. All meetings start at 9.30am and last between one hour and 90 minutes.
All you have to do is turn up on the day. More details on the Mayo Open Coffee Club are available on http://mayo-open-coffee-club.org/, or you can email any of the organisers: Judith Feehan ([email protected] ) and Maria Staunton ([email protected] ).
Start-up businesses, people with the germ of an idea, and established businesses all find the Open Coffee Club a useful vehicle to get in touch with what’s happening in the business world around Mayo.