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Saturday 30 August 2014

Enterprise Week runs until Friday

Published 20/11/2012 | 10:25

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LOCAL businesses and entrepreneurs are encouraged to take part in National Enterprise Week, which runs until Friday.

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Bank of Ireland, which organises the event, is urging people to avail of its services and learn about start ups.

Events and seminars are taking place to encourage people to come and discuss their borrowing needs.

There are also credit clinics giving advice on lending application requirements.

The key focus of this week will be on getting access to credit and 'Junior Dragon's Den', a new concept aimed at young entrepreneurs, an extension of the Bank's existing sponsorship with RTE's Dragon's Den.

Mena Doherty, Branch Manager, Bank of Ireland, Sligo said: "We expect to reach our €3.5bn approval target by year end by providing new and increased lending to the SME sector.

"We are fully aware of how vital cash flow and credit is to small businesses and want to lend.

"The free events during National Enterprise Week cater for all sizes of businesses and all sectors."

On Thursday, an event Business Through Social Media takes place in IT Sligo at 5.45pm. Here, second level student entrepreneurs will compete for a place on RTE's Junior Dragons' Den.

(See www.allaboutbusiness.ie)

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