Something of interest…

ISAX Ingenuity Build Your Business Programme – For those aged over 50

I know we don’t like to be reminded that we might not be in our mid-twenties anymore, however this programme caught my eye, and I want to share the details with you – It’s a programme being run by Cork LEO, full details on their website and at the link below.

ISAX (Ireland Smart Ageing Exchange) is an independent network of businesses, academic institutions and government agencies fast tracking the R&D and commercialisation of solutions for the global ageing economy. Solving these complex problems requires a ‘joined up approach’. ISAX was established to provide the enabling environment for exactly this type of collaboration.

Their Ingenuity Build Your Own Business Programme is tailored for people aged 50+ who want to start their own business. This is led by ISAX and run in collaboration with the Local Enterprise Offices and by Bank of Ireland. This national programme entails a combination of evening and Saturday workshops with an opportunity for participants to pitch to a network of investors and mentors.

Programme timetable of events for the upcoming Cork programme include: 

18.04.18 Wednesday Evening (6.00pm-9.00pm)
Introductions, Meet the Team, Overview of the programme
Entrepreneurship, Idea generation
Introduction to Vision and Goal setting

21.04.18 – Saturday (9.30am-4.30pm)
Develop Vision and Goal setting
Market Research
Customer Identification
Competitor Analysis
Practical application to own business

28.04.2018 – Saturday (9.30am-4.30pm)
The Business Plan
Costing and Pricing, Mark-up, Margins, Breakeven
Practical application to own business

05.05.2018 – Saturday (9.30am-4.30pm)
Progress to date, update Business Plan
Revisit Goals
Strategy, Planning, Operations
Legal Structures, GDPR, AML, Employment
Practical application to own business

09.05.2018 – Wednesday Evening (6.00pm-9.00pm)
Meet the Entrepreneurs – an opportunity to meet with business owners who will share their own experiences and knowledge

12.05.2018 – Saturday (9.30am-4.30pm)
Marketing strategies
Online marketing
The marketing plan
Communication & presentation skills
Introduction to the Pitch
Practical application to own business

19.05.2018 – Saturday (10.30am-4.30pm)
Taxation: Income Tax, VAT, PAYE, PRSI, USC
Practical Application

26.05.2018 – Saturday (9.30am-4.30pm)
Financial records, sales targets, budgets and cashflow projections
Practical application to own business
Final pitch practice

30.05.2018 – Wednesday Evening (6.00pm-9.00pm)
Taking Charge, Next Steps, Time Management, Action Plan
Pitching to guests
Programme wrap-up


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