We are half way through our Spring 'Start Your Own Business' programme here at the Business Information Centre, and as ever the workshops are proving a great success. The workshops, which are taking place every Thursday from 6.30 – 8.00pm, attract entrepreneurs, innovators, start your own business enthusiasts, back to work job seekers and those who wish to go it alone in a business world.The 'Start Your Own Business' programme continues until the 28th April and is one well worth marking in your diary.Managing Your Online Presence – Having a Digital Plan with Ronan KennedyEssential Supports and Service for Entrepreneurs – Who’s Out there to help you with Dermot DayFinancial Support and Grants for Entrepreneurs with Dermot DayMake free time to come to a free talk. Please phone 01 8733996, the Business Information Centre, to confirm your attendance.
What do employers want to see in your CV?Have you ever asked yourself this question? Have you ever gone for an interview only to find that although you have the required qualifications, the detailing in your CV let you down? Have you ever regurgitated the same CV over and over again without modifying it in any way? Is your CV too short with very little meat in it, or quite the opposite, a CV which is far too long with pages of minutiae within it?It is hard sometimes to get it right.If you find that a quick lesson in writing great CVs in needed, then come to the Central Library on Wednesday, 20th August, at 1.30pm where help is to hand.Career Coach, Jane Downes will host a lively interactive workshop that is free of charge to attend. Prior booking is necessary, however, so contact 01 873 3996 to reserve a place. Venue: Business & Reference Library, Ilac Shopping Centre, Henry Street, Dublin 1.
Are you thinking of starting a business? Once again this year, Dublin City Public Libraries in association with Dublin City Enterprise Board will run the Start Your Own Business Spring Programme 2014, from Thursday, 10 April – 15 May, 6.30 pm – 8.00 pm with a different speaker delivering each workshop. This year the focus is on “Getting Started” and covers a diverse range of topics pertinent to starting a business – An Introduction to Self Employment , Ideas Generation and Market Research, Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship, Digital Marketing Strategy, Financing Your Business and Writing the winning Business Plan.What is ideal about this programme is that each lecture is a unit within itself and covers a different aspect of starting a business - this is great as it allows you pick and chose which lectures interest you.To complement SYOB programme, the Business Information Centre specialises in books, trade magazines and reports covering business start ups, entrepreneurship, marketing and consumer behaviour, finance, employment law, human resources and much much more.Our research databases provide access to numerous reputable online resources including Data Ireland, Vision-net, Mintel, Euromonitor, Emerald Journals Online and European Business ASAP.If in any doubt where to go when you come in here just look for a friendly face and help will be on hand. Remember when starting - start off, start up, start now and start here.
Free! Start your own business lectures and workshops.
The Dublin City Enterprise Board in association with Dublin City Public Libraries will be running a series of free Start Your Own Business lectures from 21st April to 26th May. These lectures, six in total, will assist new and existing small business owners and managers. Topics such as Ideas Generation & Market Research, Ethnic Entrepreneurship, Marketing on a Shoestring, Financing and Planning your Business will be covered this year. Hard to imagine but this course has been running for 16 years and feedback from other years had been brilliant.If interested you should contact the staff in the Business Information Centre via telephone (01) 873 3996, email [email protected] or in person. You will find them at the Business Information Centre, Central Library, Ilac Centre, Henry Street, Dublin 1.Best of luck with your new business idea!