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Thursday 30 October 2014

Expert training day for aspiring entrepreneurs

Published 02/10/2012 | 17:00

WEDNESDAY IS being billed as 'How to Start a Business Day' for aspiring entrepreneurs in Fingal.

As part of Fingal Enterprise Week, the local Enterprise Board is hosting an energetic full day event on Wednesday, called 'Business Start Up Bootcamp', taking potential business owners through the major steps involved in starting a business in Ireland. Expert trainers and advisors will be on hand throughout the day to talk through the issues and challenges around sourcing finance, social media, marketing, selling and market research; innovative business concepts from around the world will also be discussed, to help generate business ideas. A specialist on how to cope with stressful situations, Michael Comyn from the Fearless Organisation, will also be advising participants on how to take the 'fear factor' out of starting a new business. 'If you're starting a new business for the first time, the steps involved can sometimes seem a little daunting,' according to Oisin Geoghegan, CEO of the Fingal County Enterprise Board. ' The one-day bootcamp and mentoring clinics on October 3rd are designed to guide and advise aspiring entrepreneurs through those important steps, helping them to plan and develop their idea into a new business,' he added. Supported by Bank of Ireland, the Business Bootcamp is being held at the Hilton Hotel Dublin Airport at Northern Cross and runs from 9am to 5pm. The Fingal County Enterprise Board is also hosting a free Business Start Up Evening Clinic on October 3rd, providing a one-toone business mentoring service for new businesses. The evening clinics are being held at the Fingal County Enterprise Board offices in Swords from 6pm to 9pm, but appointments can only be booked in advance by contacting the Fingal County Enterprise Board directly by telephone or e-mail. On the same evening, the Fingal Women in Business Network is opening up its event to any women who have recently set up a business, or who might be considering the move. The network's Speed Networking Event, organised by Eve Bulman, is being held at the Roganstown Hotel and Country Club in Swords, from 6pm to 9pm. The highly subsidised delegate fees for the 'Business Start Up Bootcamp' at the Hilton Hotel are €25, which includes all conference materials and lunch. Meanwhile, the mentoring clinics and the Speed Networking Event with the Fingal Women in Business event on October 3rd are both completely free of charge. The full programme of events for Fingal Enterprise Week can be downloaded at www.fingalenterpriseweek.ie and free mentoring appointments can only be booked by e-mail to info@fingalceb.ie or by telephone on (01) 890 0800. Fingal Enterprise Week, which runs until Friday, is organised by the Fingal County Enterprise Board and supported by Fingal County Council, Bank of Ireland and Newstalk.

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