Mayo Business Awards 2016 Launch
Competitive Start Fund - Graduate Entrepreneurship
A new Enterprise Ireland Competitive Feasibility Fund for agri-businesses has been launched by the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell O’Connor today.
The purpose of the Competitive Feasibility Fund is to enable promoters to assess the viability and market potential of their business ideas.
The 2016 Mayo Business Awards are now open for entrants and will be even bigger as there are more categories, meaning more chance for businesses throughout the county to get the recognition they deserve.
This year’s Mayo Business Awards is in Ballina with the Awards Gala taking place in the Twin Trees Hotel on Friday November 4th.
Enter online www.mayobusinessawards.com or click on the link on the right of your screen. The closing date for entries for this year’s Mayo Business Awards will be Friday the 16th September.
Preparations by officers and members of the Ballyhaunis GAA Club along with a team of volunteers are hard at work putting finishing touches to what should be a very special event/day. All are welcome to the Ballyhaunis GAA Community Day @ the Ballyhaunis GAA Grounds on Saturday 23rd July at 2.30pm. Ballyhaunis GAA would like to invite all to come along and have fun on the day and also would like to ask everyone in the parish to show your Pride of Place by flying your club, county and national flags on Sat July 23
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.
This morning I met with 5 lovely young men Jason Reinhardt (12), Joshua Webb (12), Cian Walsh (13), Merlin Pearson (12) and Kevin Durkan (12) (and their teacher Bernie Osgood) from Ballyhaunis Community School who won the Mayo Student Enterprise Award and now go onto represent Mayo in the All-Ireland Finals in April. These budding young Entrepreneurs set up their own Company “The Story of My Life” which is the title of their aptly named book which is a 50 year diary that they designed and produced themselves. When asked why they entered the competition the answer was the same as any other
The Office of Government Procurement (OGP) encourages all SMEs to keep informed of potential tender opportunities in coming months. Register on www.etenders.gov.ie to see all Irish public sector procurement opportunities.
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.