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While affording cautious welcome to the raft of business support measures announced by the Government to aid the posy-COVID-19 economic recovery, local businessman and prominent Fianna Fáil Councillor, Aengus O’Rourke, noting the detrimental impact of the virus from a professional perspective, stated the mechanisms introduced are not sufficient.
The pain and uncertainty of the impact of the Coronavirus on small business owners is staggering and likely to be substantial. For small business owners the situation is an unmitigated disaster. In fact, it couldn’t be worse. No currency crisis, Gulf war, oil shortage, terrorist attack or banking collapse would come close to the impact this virus is having on our economy - but in particular on our SME sector. And, to think we spent three years preparing for the “enormous, incalculable impact” that would result from Britain’s exit from the EU — a breeze compared to this business wipe-out tsunami.
A number of prime events focusing on entrepreneurs and small businesses will take place in Athlone during Local Enterprise Week 2020 in March.
The first week in March will see small businesses and budding entrepreneurs gather across the country for Local Enterprise Week 2020.
If you have an innovative business idea with a plan to establish your own company, or you are already at an early stage of development, the New Frontiers Programme is now open to new applications and can provide you with funding, help and support to accelerate your business development.
Startups from Galway are encouraged to apply for Google’s Adopt a Startup Programme which was launched this week — The 12-week programme is designed to support ambitious startups with potential to scale in Ireland and internationally.
Galway and the west of Ireland have become a hotbed for entrepreneurial activity in recent years. In fact, you may not know it but the word “entrepreneur” was coined by an Irishman from the Wild Atlantic Way. Richard Cantillon, born in the coastal town of Ballyheigue, County Kerry, came up with the first known definition of an entrepreneur in the business sense in his French book “Essai”. He defined entrepreneurs as “non-fixed income earners who pay known costs of production but earn uncertain incomes, due to the speculative nature of pandering to an unknown demand for their product”. Would you believe that Cantillon’s definition is from 1730, nearly three hundred years ago? It could have been written just yesterday.
The call was made this week for ambitious female entrepreneurs from Galway who are looking to scale their businesses, to join the latest cycle of Going for Growth, the award-winning business development programme.
Two Mayo schools were celebrated at Junior Achievement Ireland’s (JAI) inaugural Entrepreneurial School Awards (TESA) Summit hosted by Microsoft recently.
Mayo were well represented at the national final of Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur competition on Sunday last.