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Ballyhaunis June BH Festival

Ballyhaunis annual Summer Festival preparations are well underway.  Lots of activities are being arranged for what is always a fantastic weekend.  The main weekend is June 2nd to June 4th, with activities before and after these dates:

Wednesday May 26th – Ballyhaunis Sings – Mayo International Choral Festival, The Friary @ 8pm

Sat 27th May – Sun 4th June – Art Exhibition, The Friary 2-5pm

Wednesday 31st May - Grace Notes Summer Concert, The Friary @ 8pm

Go-2-Tender programme

Envision Management Consultants are recruiting for the Go-2-Tender Programme, working alongside InterTradeIreland, targeting SMEs keen to tender for Public Sector work in your  area. 
 
Go-2-Tender programme
 
The Go-2-Tender Programme aims to give SMEs across the island of Ireland the confidence, skills and knowledge to successfully compete for Public Sector tenders in their own jurisdiction and on a cross-border basis. 
 

CETA Ratification Pivotal to Future of EU Trade Agenda

Today (14th February 2017) on the eve of the European Parliament’s crucial vote on the Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) with Canada, Chambers Ireland and national Chambers from across Europe call on EU leaders and governments to stand firmly in favour of an inclusive and forward-looking EU trade agenda, while also warning that recent complications around the deal have highlighted that the effectiveness of the EU’s common commercial policy is at stake.
 

Local Online Event

Learn what exactly is happening in the online retail sector and how your business can become part of the consumer spend. Guest Speakers from Amazon Data Services
Mayo Chambers, Mayo LEO and DMIM are jointly organising an event called Local Online. This event will be held in Breaffy House on the 7th March from 7pm-9pm for Enterprise Week. 

Enterprise Irelands 5k Innovation Vouchers Now Open for Application

The Innovation Voucher initiative was developed to build links between Ireland's public knowledge providers (i.e. higher education institutes, public research bodies) and small businesses. 
 
Innovation Vouchers worth €5,000 are available to assist a company or companies to explore a business opportunity or problem with a registered knowledge provider.
 
Am I eligible?

Ballyhaunis Chamber AGM

The Ballyhaunis Chamber AGM was held on Thursday the 1st December whereby a new Ballyhaunis Chamber Executive committee was put in place.  The following were nominated and proposed to the Board: Tom Forde, Mark Curley, William Nestor, Mike Griffin, Paddy Phillips, Paul Finn, Eddie Murphy Jnr., John Dillon Leetch, Tom Colleran, Alison McDermott, Sue McMillan.  Once the Reports were read the meeting for the election of officers was arranged to take place on Monday 12thDecember.  

Business Mentoring

TheLocal Enterprise Office Castlebar  provides business advice and mentoring to existing and potential clients. 
 
Business Meeting
 
This free service is geared towards those who are considering starting their own businesses, those who have recently done so and existing start ups that are moving to the next stage of their development. A business advice and counselling meeting will initially point you in the right direction and help you prioritise the actions you need to implement to make progress.
 

Interest rate cut for small business

New mentoring assistance available for micro-enterprises through Local Enterprise Offices

The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Mary Mitchell-O’Connor T.D., today (17th June) welcomed the news that Microfinance Ireland (or MFI), the not-for-profit Government Agency providing funded finance to micro-enterprises, is offering micro-businesses the opportunity to avail of a cut in its interest rates (down by 1%) from 1st July 2016.

R&D Fund Standard Projects

Overview of the R&D Fund Standard Projects (Maximum Grant of €650,000)
The R&D Fund exists to support projects which have the potential to develop novel products and services with a clear competitive advantage in their target market. This will enable companies to increase employment through sustainable and substantially increased sales.
The R&D Fund will help companies to achieve the following:
A demonstrable connection between R&D and the overall business objectives.

Would you like to do business in the US? Ireland West International Trade Centre

The ‘Ireland West International Trade Centre’ is a collaborative partnership developing a soft landing platform in the US for companies, businesses and entrepreneurs based in the West and North West of Ireland. Our strategy is to assist indigenous companies explore export opportunities in the US.
 
Our objective with our partners in Rhode Island is to provide a cost-effective client based service to identified companies in the region. Supporting our companies with direct support, networking and connectivity with US based Diaspora.
 

Chambers Ireland and Law Society Launch Guide for SMEs to the Companies Act

A new guide to the Companies Act 2014 was launched yesterday (08/09/15) by Chambers Ireland and the Law Society of Ireland.

The Companies Act is the largest piece of legislation ever to come into effect in Ireland and fundamentally changes the legal environment in which businesses operate. The aim of this guide is to highlight the most important pieces of information for companies in a clear and concise manner.

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