Entrepreneurs Encouraged To Seize Opportunity In Every Day

Entrepreneurs Encouraged To Seize Opportunity In Every Day


Over 50 owner managers attended an Inspirational Business to Business Networking Event held in VISUAL today (24th February 2016), featuring high profile motivational speaker and presenter, Joanne Sweeney- Burke who shared her career story and her experience as an opportunity enabler, hosted by the Local Enterprise Office & Turas Nua. The event created a positive atmosphere and showcased the importance of developing a system to engage tools to create opportunities each day.


Speaking about the event Kieran Comerford, Head of Enterprise with Carlow County Council’s Local Enterprise Office said “In today’s business climate networking with potential clients has never been more important. There is a realisation among most sensible business people that they look beyond traditional ways of doing business and the type of promotional activities that they previously engaged in. We are delighted with the enthusiastic response that this networking initiative has received, which demonstrates that smaller companies are willing to look at every opportunity that presents itself.”

Sweeney-Burke, a successful business woman openly talked about her career paths and discussed her previous experiences in business. She underlined the significance of personal networking in business, especially for those starting off and her 10 top tips for how to make the most of your business day.

Commenting on creating business opportunity Sweeney-Burke said, ”action breeds opportunity and so every day in business we must be proactive. Mindful of the demands on small business owners, I have developed a 10-step technique to build creative, strategic and personal steps into your daily routine, each of which will help in creating business opportunities such as accessing industry experts, increasing brand profile, generating a qualified lead online or creating a media opportunity. My business is digital marketing and I’m keen to share my knowledge with business owners so that they can capitalise on increasing their digital footprint.”

The event was run in association with Turas Nua. They said, “We were delighted to work with the Local Enterprise Office to advise companies on supports available free from Turas Nua in the support of new employment opportunities.

The networking event is part of a series of supports for people who want to start and develop their business in County Carlow.

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