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[Event] The Disruptors Conference, Dublin, September 5

The recent arrival on these shores of billion dollar valued startups such as Uber and airbnb from Silicon Valley has ruffled a few feathers as local traders are forced to adapt to compete with these highly disruptive businesses. An upcoming one-day business conference is attempting to uncover how the fastest growing companies in the world are achieving unprecedented success by disrupting traditional industries. Top international entrepreneurs The Disruptors Business conference [...]

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[Event] Irishbizparty – 6 Strategies to Grow Your Business, Killarney, September 16

Irishbizparty – Bringing SMEs together at an affordable price   Following the success of the first two  Irishbizparty conferences which were  held  in Dublin and Wexford,  the brains behind this community Samantha Kelly is bringing the party to Killarney on September 16! “We have amazing speakers coming to share their stories and business tips with you so come along and get networking, learning and sharing your own stories in a [...]

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Belfast Business to Gain from Belfast Hour

Law firm Edwards & Co Solicitors has launched a new initiative to develop links and communication among entrepreneurs and small businesses in Belfast. Based on Twitter, the project is increasing rapidly in terms of popularity with over 1,000 followers and is causing a stir among SMEs in Belfast. With over 350 businesses taking part in this initiative every week, Belfast hour is a Twitter-based forum, on which businesses and individuals [...]

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[Event] Free ‘The Perils of Business Growth’ Seminar, September 16

At long last we are starting to see some signs of recovery and business growth, however, this comes with its own risks, many businesses have failed as a result of uncontrolled growth, so business owners need to be careful. Broadly there are three categories of risk associated with business growth: Financial – Increased turnover requires increased working capital, if it’s not available, your business goes bust. Infrastructure – Growth usually requires more [...]

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Ireland’s First Dedicated Hardware Hackathon Weekend

Calling all makers, entrepreneurs, designers, engineers, creators, innovators and developers from across Ireland to join us for a weekend dedicated to developing ideas and hacking hardware. Our goal is to bring the hardware and software community in Ireland and come up with cool ideas around the Internet of Things. We will keep you fed, watered, entertained and will provide an INCREDIBLE list of resources (Intel Galileo boards, Arduino and Rasberry Pi [...]

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[Event] Free Web Development Seminar

Nowadays it is almost impossible for a business not to have a website. Our free web development seminar will be ideal for those who wish to create a business website or re-create their old one. Having a great website for your business is essential for making your business look good and professional, and will create a wider audience to increase your customer base! Web Development Seminar At this free seminar [...]

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FREE Event to Help SMEs Win Tenders; Midland SMEs Can

Tuesday, July 1 from 8.30am-11am, Athlone Springs Hotel. REGISTER AT: bookingtd@gmail.com One percent Deputy Denis Naughten is to host a free seminar headlining some of the country’s leading experts in the field of public procurement in a bid to help SMEs in the Midlands win more tenders. Currently only around 1 per cent of SMEs in the Midlands win a share of the €9 billion available in public sector contracts. [...]

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[Event] Plato Dublin Barbecue – Wed 18th June

Plato Dublin is holding a Barbecue and Networking Event on Wednesday 18th June from 7.00pm to 10.00 pm in the Sandymount Hotel, Herbert Rd, D4. From 7.30pm to 8pm you will hear from Guest Speaker Ron Immink, CEO of Bookbuzz. From 8.00 pm to 10.00 pm the Barbecue will take place with informal networking. The cost is 20 euro. Please email dublin @plato.ie if you would like to attend. For [...]

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[Event] Lean Startup Machine – Jun 20th – 22nd

Don’t waste months building the wrong business. Attend Lean Startup Machine in Belfast on Jun 20th-22nd. Lean Startup Machine (LSM) is a three-day workshop on building a successful business. Most new ventures fail because they build something no one wants. LSM teaches you a process for discovering which products will succeed in the marketplace and which won’t. LSM is an immersive, 48-hour educational experience, NOT a conference and NOT a [...]

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Fraud – Know the risks and keep your business secure

The Ulster Bank Fraud Tour is visiting a town near you. Ever changing technology means that fraudsters are always finding new ways to exploit your business. Everyone is a potential target! Protect your interests by understanding the threats and taking measures to counteract them. Ulster Bank is committed to helping you protect your money. We would like to invite you to a free Fraud Prevention information seminar. Dates and times of the upcoming [...]

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[Event] Female Founders Forum, Mon 30th June, Dublin

On June 30, exciting keynotes from San Francisco and Paris, as well as local tech entrepreneurs and investors will gather to discuss the future of investment in female-led high potential start-ups in Ireland. It’s a subject close to our hearts at Silicon Republic. “Women-led private technology companies are more capital-efficient, achieving 35% higher ROI, and, when venture-backed, bringing in 12% higher revenue than male-owned tech companies.” To book your early [...]

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A Guide to Planning a Successful Team Building Event

Team building can bring a group of employees closer together, and teach them a lot about great communication skills. If you’re interested in hosting a team building event for your employees, then there are a lot of steps you’ll have to take. The first is to determine what goals you want to achieve through the different activities. This could be better communication, self-development, working together or even development of leadership [...]

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Entrepreneurship. Do-ers and thinkers coming to Dublin

Tom Cooney is a friend of mine. He is the man behind The World Conference on Entrepreneurship that is coming to Dublin. A lot of big brains talking and thinking about entrepreneurship for 4 days. Starting on 11 June with an entrepreneur day.  This event is targeted at the do-ers rather thant he thinkers. Entrepreneurs who wish to learn first-hand how successful entrepreneurs have grown their businesses from start-ups to [...]

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[Event] Wexford to Host the 2nd #Irishbizparty Conference

Have you ever wanted to go to one of those conferences and just couldn’t afford it? Well I had that experience regularly when I was a start up back in 2011.  So one day when I was speaking at a big conference I said to my friend beside me, ‘you know what, the people that need to be learning all these great tips and the people who need inspiration are [...]

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Wayra Ireland Open Evening 4 June

Are you an entrepreneur or technology company with a startup business or idea? Looking to take the next step on your entrepreneurial journey? Then Wayra Ireland is for you. We are currently looking for new startups for our accelerator programme.  So if you have an interest in joining the Wayra Ireland family, why not come along to our Open Evening on Wednesday 4th June? Meet the Wayra Ireland team, the [...]

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[Event] Great Opportunities for Irish SMEs at Asia Business Week Dublin 4-6 June

Final Booking for Asia Business Week Dublin 4-6 June 2014 Asia Business Week Dublin, an initiative of Asia Matters and Dublin City Council, from 4 to 6 June 2014 at The Round Room, The Mansion House, will help Irish companies learn how to maximise business opportunities across Asia. Speakers include the Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore TD, Mr. Richard Bruton TD, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation and senior figures from global [...]

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[Event] ICSB 2014 World Conference: ‘Entrepreneurship and Sustainability’

As part of ICSB 2014 World Entrepreneurship Conference, Dublin Institute of Technology is organising a dedicated Entrepreneurs Day on Wednesday June 11th. This event is targeted at those entrepreneurs who wish to learn first-hand how successful entrepreneurs have grown their businesses from start-ups to commercially thriving operations. The programme will focus on creativity, funding, leadership and innovation (as applicable to all businesses) as the key themes of the event. There [...]

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10 Best Event Sponsoring Practices for Small Businesses

Although most experts agree that sponsoring events can be highly beneficial, benefits are derived only if common mistakes are avoided. Sponsoring an event that has little to do with the product or service of the sponsor, or for which no clear connection to the brand is bad practice. Follow these best practices to insure you make the most out of your investment: Make certain that the target audience for the [...]

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Bite Size Sales Series

Newtownabbey Business Network Invites You To The BITE SIZE SALES SERIES Could your business benefit from increased sales? Tuesday 13 May 6.30pm – Sourcing prospective new customers Tuesday 27 May 8.30am – Digital selling and your business (social media) Tuesday 10 June 6.30pm – Understand your customer Wednesday 25 June 8.30am – Digital selling and your business (website & email) Tuesday 9 September 6.30pm – Making the right pitch and [...]

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Free Access to Finance Day for Businesses in Northern Ireland

With the difficult economic times we live in, more and more people are trying to access finance for their business, whether for assisting with product development or just to start out a new venture. The common problem however faced by businesses at all stages of development is where to access that finance. That’s where the Access to Finance Day steps in. This free event will showcase lots of financial lenders [...]

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