Over the last 7 years, Smallbusinesscan has tried to provide a grounded, grassroots, community based support for businesspeople in Ireland, North and South. You’ve rallied to the cause of helping each other through those troubling times. But the times are changing. You’re leading us out of recession. You’re talking and doing growth. Smallbusinesscan needs to keep up so we’re growing with you and trying to put in even more supports for start ups, emerging and growing businesses.
Get yourself featured on the Blog
Today Smallbusinesscan has one of the biggest business blogging sections on the island where conversations, discussion, debates (and arguments) on running a business are aggregated into articles by 600 volunteer bloggers and shared with a community that now reaches 100,000 businesspeople every month on mass social media. Sign up and submit your startup story or event here.
Get yourself heard on the Forums
Our forums have been expanded (and simplified) to deal will all aspects of business challenges and shared learning around the pillars of growing and managing a business – Money, Marketing, Management and Motivation.
Get yourself help from the State
New functionality such as a Resources section lists every state agency on the island whose job it is to help small businesses, outlining contact details and what they do – there’s nearly 600 agencies by the way.
Get yourself an organized succinct Business Plan
We’ve introduced a new business planning tool where business people are led through the intricacies of writing a business plan or funding plan with blank financial spreadsheets available to build a set of management accounts.
Get off…there’s more….a new App
We’ve a new App that loads onto the iPhone or iPad where guides such as dealing with the press, understanding banking, understanding social media are delivered directly to the businesspersons device, and updated continuously.
And a Webstore
And we’ve added a Webstore that offers discounted critical business services – from businesses that are members – to the entire membership. Some of the discounts are up to 30%, which illustrates the buying power of such a large community.