November 8, 2013
20 Members attended the November Network Meeting
Michael Keenan and David Farrell from RSM Farrell Grant Sparks delivered a very informative presentation on Personal Insolvency Act: Implications For Businesses & Individuals.
RSM Farrell Grant Spark are the 3rd largest insolvency practice in the country.
Please email email@example.com if you would like a copy of the presentation or Telephone 090 6626263.
October 29, 2013
12 November 2013 – Abbey Hotel, Roscommon
Have you an innovative business idea that you would like to explore?
Come along to our iNNOVATIVE BUSINESS START-Up Breakfast and gain some valuable insights and inspiration from Roscommon native and serial entrepreneur, Tom Morrisroe.
Learn about supports for start ups from local development agencies.
The iNNOVATIVE BUSINESS START-Up Breakfast is for individuals and early stage teams actively interested in starting or developing their own innovative business in County Roscommon.
If you have an idea for an innovative product or service or have an early stage business you wish to bring to the next level then this event is an opportunity to gain insight and inspiration from successful Roscommon native and entrepreneur, Tom Morrisroe, Co-Founder of a number of businesses including The Now Factory and Arantech.
Enterprise Agencies, Enterprise Ireland and Roscommon County Enterprise Board will be on hand to update you on supports available for Innovative Start up businesses.
There will also be an opportunity to network and meet with agency representatives after the event.
Tom Morrisroe, Roscommon
Entrepreneur and Co-Founder of The Now Factory and Arantech
Today, Tom is founder and CEO of The Now Factory, which delivers analytics solutions to the world’s leading mobile operators. The company was founded in 2007, and under his leadership he has grown the company to over 170 employees and won contracts with over 40 operators across the globe.
Prior to The Now Factory, Tom was co-founder of Arantech, where he guided the company to the number one market position in Customer Experience Management, securing key tier-1 global contracts until the company was successfully sold in 2008. He holds an engineering degree from the University of Limerick, and business qualifications from Stanford University.
Farming remains in his blood. He has a few acres of land and keeps horses. He makes hay every summer and likes fixing machinery or mending a fence. He is also a big sports fan and goes to as many rugby and football games as possible while continuing to play football, sail and ski.
|9.00am||Opportunity to network with other attendees and have a one to one discussion with agency representatives|
Time & Venue
Time: 7.15am to 9am on Tuesday 12th November
Venue: The Abbey Hotel, Roscommon Town
Click on the ‘Register Now’ button below to register for this event.
There is no charge for attending.
For further information contact
Ann Finn – Enterprise Ireland
Tel: + 353 91 735929
Ann Browne – Rocommon County Enterprise Board
Tel: + 353 90 6626263
October 17, 2013
The November Network Meeting is on Thursday 7th @ 7pm in The Abbey Hotel.
TOPIC: PERSONAL INSOLVENCY ACT: IMPLICATIONS FOR BUSINESSES & INDIVIDUALS
All are welcome to attend this event.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or Telephone 090 6626263
October 14, 2013
IASE Open Door and EmployAbility, Roscommon invite you to attend
Business Breakfast Seminar
and OPEN DAY
King House, Boyle, Co. Roscommon
Friday 18th October 2013 at 8.30am
Keynote Speaker: Johnny Beirne
“Marketing Your Business Online to Increase Profits”
Patron of EmployAbility Roscommon:Willie Hegarty
“Focus on Your Goals”
Business Breakfast Event: 8.30-11am.
Open Day for Clients 11am – 3pm
Tea, Coffee and light refreshments will be provided.
IASE OPEN DOOR will provide Information on “The Business Case for Supported Employment”
The EMPLOYABILITY TEAM will provide information on various initiatives available to employers: 7 Week Work Experience Programme; Internship; Job Shadow; Jobs Plus and the Wage Subsidy Scheme in addition to a confidential one-to-one support service for an 18 month period; C.V. preparation, interview skills, job seeking and support to retain employment.
Many individuals with disability or health related issues can find part-time work through the EmployAbility Service.
Confidential One to One Meetings will be arranged on the day.
Contact details: Tel: Eithne at 094 9620328 E: email@example.com
or Geraldine 086 4119230 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
October 9, 2013
The WDC is committing €1m over three years from the Western Investment Revolved Fund to provide micro loan funding to businesses in the creative industries sector.
Loans of up to €25,000 are available on a competitive basis.
If you have an existing creative industries business, or would like to set one up, and feel that you have ability to repay a micro loan then this fund may be of interest.
At the Briefing Session you will also have an opportunity to find out about www.mycreativeedge.eu an EU funded programme to showcase and market creative businesses to international customers and clients.
Applications Forms for the micro-loan fund and further details can be obtained at
October 4, 2013
15 members attended the October Network Meeting.
Award winning sales executive and network member Gertrude Drury delivered a presentation on The 5 Essentials of Sales which initiated a great interactive discussion with members present.
Here are the slides.
September 30, 2013
While the first weekend of December seems a long way off, preparations for a feast of amateur drama which is being hosted by Ros
For further information please check out our website www.allirelandoneactfinals2013.com and/or facebook page – allirelandoneactdramafinals2013common Drama Festival Committee is well underway. The All Ireland One Act Drama Finals 2013 will take place in Roscommon Arts Centre on the 6th, 7th and 8th December 2013. With the 11 groups who will have earned their place in the finals, their back-up teams and supporters and all the faithful followers of drama descending on the town, Roscommon will be buzzing with activity over the weekend.
For tickets contact Roscommon Arts Centre www.roscommonartscentre.ie or phone 0906625824
September 30, 2013
The October Network Meeting will take place on Thursday October 3rd at 7pm in The Abbey Hotel, Roscommon.
We will have 2 presentations at this meeting:
1. Hiring Online Contractors – Johnny Beirne
Network Facilitator Johnny Beirne will discuss the pros and cons of hiring virtual (online) contractors from low cost economies.
2. The 5 Essentials to Accelerate your Business – Gertrude Drury
Gertrude is an active Network Member and still holds the record for sales in her previous line of business. She achieved Masters Sales Status and a number of top sales awards for excellence in sales and marketing.
September 6, 2013
15 network members attended the September Network Meeting.
Here is a copy of the presentation.
August 17, 2013
Roscommon Business Network – September Meeting – Thursday 5th | 7pm – 8pm | Hannon’s Hotel, Roscommon
Agenda – Networking Workshop with Frances Jones
- Frances Jones – Image Matters
Professional networking is more important than ever. However, the thought of networking leaves many people cold. This practical hand-on session gives insights and practical tips about what networking is all about and how to do it more effectively.
• Understand the power of effective networking in today’s market place;
• How to get over nerves and present yourself in a confident, friendly and professional manner;
• Introductions, referrals, leads and follow up;
• Learn how to radically grow your client base through effective networking;
• The etiquette of business cards;
• How to meet and move around effectively and with ease;
• How to perfect your ‘elevator pitch’;
• How to be remembered for the right reasons – dressing for impact;
• The secrets of open and positive body language;
• Develop excellent people engagement and conversation skills;
• Learn how to target high net worth prospects;
• Gain an understanding of group dynamics when networking.
Frances Jones has been helping people reach their professional and personal goals since setting up Image Matters in 2001. Prior to that, she spent many years working in the private residential sector. As general secretary of a representative organisation, she gained an excellent working knowledge of the corporate world and its many unique challenges and opportunities.