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Jobs in Small Businesses Predicted

fingal enterprise job

The Local Enterprise Office in Fingal has predicted that 75 new jobs will be created by award-winning small businesses in the region. [Read more…]

Investment into Cork region

cork city

At the launch of the Impact Report of South and East Cork Area Development (SECAD) today, the investment of over €20 million into the region’s economy was highlighted and celebrated.  The independently conducted Impact Report showcases the enormous impact of SECAD across community, enterprise, tourism and transport in the Region. [Read more…]

New UPC Broadband For Businesses

upc broadband business

An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny T.D. this week launched UPC’s new 500 Mbps superfast broadband service which will be offered to businesses across the country, more than doubling currently available speed offerings, making a significant contribution to regional economic development and powering the digital economy. [Read more…]

Bill Must Not Increase Cost of Business

Chambers Ireland

Chambers Ireland has today called on Government to ensure that the cost of doing business does not rise as a result of the Local Government Bill 2013. The call comes in advance of a meeting of the select Sub-committee on the Environment, Community and Local Government. [Read more…]

HR Start-Up Secures Investment

Careergro, a human resources start-up company

Careergro, a human resources start-up company

Careergro, a human resources start-up company headquartered at NovaUCD, today announced that it has secured an investment of €300,000 from private investors and Enterprise Ireland. [Read more…]

Job Announcement At Mondial Assistance

Mondial Assistance Ireland has today announced the appointment of Roland Hesse to the top position of Country Manager.

Mondial Assistance Ireland, a member of Allianz Global Assistance, is one of the country’s largest assistance companies for the automotive, insurance and travel industries, employing thirty-nine people at its Sandyford Head Office. [Read more…]

Graduates Create 300 Jobs for Themselves

An estimated 300 jobs have been created by graduates of the ‘Start Your Own Business’ programme since 2008, according to a local Enterprise Board in North Dublin.

 

Enterprise Graduates

Enterprise Graduates

The enterprise-focussed training programme in Fingal produced 483 graduates over three years, resulting in an estimated 303 jobs.
So far, 81% of those graduates surveyed have either started or are about to start their own business locally.

The part-time ‘Start Your Own Business Programme’ is delivered by the Fingal County Enterprise Board several times a year and is targeted at those people seriously considering starting their own company. Participants are taught about effective business planning, finance, marketing, sales, legal issues and funding sources.

The research findings, carried out independently earlier this year, have shown that 40% of businesses established are currently exporting, or have potential to export. Remarkably, 99% of those surveyed were happy with their decision to set up a business.

Speaking at the publication of the survey results today, Oisin Geoghegan, CEO with the Fingal County Enterprise Board said: “These job creation figures clearly show that dedicated enterprise supports do work, but only if planned and delivered directly to those who need it, at a local level.”

Over the past two years, the Fingal County Enterprise Board has also reported a surge in demand for its mentoring, networking and financial assistance services.
Geoghegan added: “In reality, self-employment will become more popular in the years ahead and we must continue to have resources in place to encourage and support people who are setting up their own businesses and creating jobs”.