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A new service to provide supports and advice to businesses, entrepreneurs and start-ups in Mayo was launched this week.
Female entrepreneurs in Ireland are becoming more optimistic about the growth of their businesses. The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) report for 2012 report shows that the number of female early stage entrepreneurs who expect to have at least 10 employed people within five years has almost doubled to 23 per cent. Conversely, the percentage of male entrepreneurs expecting to have at least 10 jobs within five years has dropped from 36 to 27 per cent.
Over 50s from County Mayo are being encouraged to start a new business, using their transferrable skills amassed during time in the workforce. Those who have taken early retirement or redundancy payments in particular are being urged to consider starting their own company.
The dulcet tones of Midwest Radio presenter Tommy Marren headed the bill at the Network Mayo meeting on Monday, March 4, at the Harlequin Hotel, Castlebar. Ably assisted by advertising executive Orla Seery the pair gave a fascinating insight into the world of local radio.
Fionnuala Comer and Anthony Voisine, two final year business students in GMIT Castlebar, have won first prize in the annual GMIT Student Innovation Awards 2013 for their start-up business concept ‘Lollicakes’, an innovative healthy confectionery for all types of occasions.
Does your business use a little or a lot of Irish in your product, service or promotional materials? Does your business have an Irish name? Do you use Irish on your website or advertising materials? Do you have Irish speaking staff? Do you sell any Irish language products?
Business and enterprise was shown to be alive and well at the most recent MOCC (Mayo Open Coffee Club) meeting held at the Innovation in Business Centre, GMIT, Castlebar, where a number of enterprise support representatives passed on vital information to more than 40 entrepreneurial thinkers who turned up for the event.
Twenty job creation projects in Mayo will receive funding before the end of the year following the announcement of a €3.8 million grant by the Minister for Small Business John Perry this week.
There is some welcome news for small businesses in Mayo which have been refused credit by the banks. Under a new Government scheme, operated by Microfinance Ireland, the owners of ‘micro-enterprises’ and new start-ups can now apply through the Mayo County Enterprise Board for loans of up to €25,000.
December’s Mayo Open Coffee Club meeting will take place on Wednesday, December 5, in the Innovation in Business Centre (IiBC) at GMIT Castlebar at 9.30am and there will be a distinctly Christmas feel to the event.