Thurles EnterpriseStart Seminar to help you get down to business

enterprise-irelandDespite the economic issues and challenges that are out there, the number of people making enquiries to Enterprise Ireland and starting new businesses remains healthy

When people have secure jobs and are on the corporate ladder, going out on their own is not that attractive, but when they come under pressure and there are possibilities of downsizing and rationalisation it can focus the mind. Ironically, a downturn can present opportunities and sometimes the best opportunities for a start-up company lies with people who are working within existing Irish and multinational companies.

In 2002 when Aventis Pharma closed, a number of individuals looked at the option of starting up their own businesses and as a result a number of small successful companies were set up.

In the current economic climate more and more people are looking towards Entrepreneurship as a viable option as the availability of alternative employment and demand for their skills is drying up.

Catherine Hogan, Senior Development Advisor with Enterprise Ireland in North Tipperary says “People in North Tipperary who want to start their own company should not be deterred by the economic climate. Wider economic problems do not automatically impact on start up ambitions”.

These days companies can be virtual, scale is not as significant as it previously was. Even small modest operations can do business in parts of the world that previously they would not even have considered. Emerging territories such as South America and Asia currently offer good potential as markets that are not as tight as in Europe or the US.

Enterprise Ireland wants to support entrepreneurs in North Tipperary with feasible business ideas. If you have an idea and are considering setting up a business with potential to trade internationally then why not come along to a Free information night at the Tipperary Technology Park on April 21st and find out what supports are available and hear the experiences of others who had already taken the plunge.

For further information contact:
Catherine Hogan – Tel: 061 777 009
Email: Catherine.Hogan@enterprise-Ireland.com

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