Women urged to join scheme

Bray People - - THE NOTEBOOK WICKLOW -

AM­BI­TIOUS women en­trepreneurs are be­ing urge to join a devel­op­ment pro­gramme to as­sist them in their ca­reers and busi­nesses. There are 60 places avail­able on the next Go­ing for Growth pro­gramme which will get un­der­way in Jan­uary 2013. This busi­ness devel­op­ment ini­tia­tive is de­signed to sup­port women who are se­ri­ous about grow­ing their busi­nesses and are the owner man­ager of a busi­ness which has been trad­ing for at least two years. The pro­gramme, which in­volves a time com­mit­ment of one half day a month for six months, is free of charge to suit­able ap­pli­cants.

Wicklow en­tre­pre­neur, Eileen O'Con­nell, In­ter­ac­tions Ltd., de­scribes the ex­pe­ri­ence as a par­tic­i­pant.

‘I would rec­om­mend the pro­gramme to any­one in busi­ness as it is chal­leng­ing and kept me fo­cused on the bot­tom line. It helped me to clar­ify my busi­ness di­rec­tion and fo­cus on good busi­ness prac­tice. It pro­vided me with in­valu­able learn­ing from the ex­pe­ri­ences and path to success of the Lead En­tre­pre­neur. There was also a lot of good ad­vice from the ex­pert speak­ers at the Fo­rum. Most sig­nif­i­cantly, the sup­port of the other par­tic­i­pants was in­stru­men­tal and we will con­tinue to meet and sup­port each other as our busi­nesses grow.’

Fe­male en­trepreneurs in­ter­ested in ap­ply­ing for the next Go­ing for Growth pro­gramme can ac­cess in­for­ma­tion and down­load ap­pli­ca­tion forms at www.go­ing­for­growth.com.

The clos­ing date for the re­ceipt of ap­pli­ca­tions is Wed­nes­day, Jan­uary 16.

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