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Business Supports Series

Kevin Curran, Local Enterprise Office

Kevin Curran from the Local Enterprise Office joins us to tell us why the LEO should be the first port of call for any new business and any business that wants to expand. He simplifies business plans, shares what he believes are the biggest mistakes business’ make and discusses the importance of having an online presence-all with a few interesting stories thrown in! Listen now.

Fiona Ryan, The Ludgate Hub

In the second part of our Business Supports series, we chat to Fiona Ryan, the Start Up & Entrepreneurship Manager in the Ludgate Hub in Skibbereen about her insights for post covid trends for business, how the Ludgate is shaping its own path from those trends and how it facilitates and supports local business and the  wider community across the generations. Listen now.

Peter Walsh, Brookpark Business Centre

In this episode we speak to Peter Walsh, Chairman of Brookpark Business Centre in Dunmanway, an advanced technology business centre about how Brookpark came about, what it can offer to  local businesses, the importance of community & how it hopes to serve as a blue print for others. Listen now.

Arran O'Driscoll, Clonakilty Credit Union

In the fourth part of our Business Supports Series we speak to Arran O’Driscoll , Chair at Clonakilty Credit Union. We chat about the differences between credit unions and banks, the importance to the credit union of building relationships with members and welcoming them in, how credit unions can help business to manage their day-to-day finances and how they adapt their strategy in line with the needs of their members. Listen now.

Rachel Kelleher, Mix Coworking

In this episode, we return to our Business Supports Series with a chat to Rachel Kelleher from Mix Coworking in Clonakilty. Along with her partner Michael Kote they have turned a passion project into a successful business. In this episode, we discuss their journey to both Clonakilty and the creation of a coworking space, learnings from the original project to now, the benefits of coworking and nurturing their creation.

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