Business support is prolific in Cork

It began in Margaret Smith’s front room, and now we are moving to hotel premises and have regular great speakers every month, a fantastic website, facebook page, twitter account, a dedicated committee and up to Aug 2011 35 paid up members. I am confident that will increase rapidly as a consequence of the Nationwide Show this Wednesday.

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The Mindset Of An Entrepreneur

This blog post is dedicated to RW and written to invoke thought, not provide you with the skills and attributes needed to be an Entrepreneur. There are hundreds of articles out there to provide you with the “know-how”. I am exploring the “why-how”.
If you are not a risk taker, stay “on the ladder”. The ATTITUDE part begins with Courage. Courage is hard to learn, but possible. We become courageous when we assert ourselves as Entrepreneurs. We become courageous when we believe in ourselves. We become more courageous when we allow ourselves to live the dream.

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Happy International Women’s Day 2011

International Women’s Day is celebrated across the world, particularly in Russia where they buy flowers for their wives, daughters and mothers. it’s easy to remember all the famous women who have made huge contribution and made such a difference in the world.

Today let us celebrate the ordinary woman who does exceptional things, the woman who quietly raises her family, manages her business, supports her husband, listens to her friends and puts others before herself.

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Mindmap your way to Romance

Planning an event can be tremendously stressful for some. Very often, someone wants to plan a surprise or event for a friend or loved-one. This can prove an almost debilitating exercise for many; so what I want to to is look at ONE possibility that can help your life to be easier, less stressful and ultimately organised. This will ensure that you enjoy the event as much as the person or people you are organising it for.

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The Contrails of Business

business contrails

Simply ask yourself then, are you doing business the exact same way as before, when things were good, the economy steady (in theory) and there was planty of money around? If your answer is yes, then how can that way of business work now? When it’s hot, we turn on the air conditioning, when it is cold, we turn on the heating.

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Running for their lives…

Roll on 6 months, I am still attending the gym after returning home from Honeymoon. But I notice the lust, the drive is not there. I gave up the gym, as it was taking 3 hours door-to-door, too long in my busy life!!

Then I decided to go back walking. 1 hour door-to-door. That’s all very fine, as I live in rural Ireland, and really enjoy the birds and other wildlife, the quietness

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How witnessing adaptability can help you survive in business

Witnessing Adaptability

It is adaptation to perfection. It got me thinking that it is exactly what we need to do as business owners in today’s harsh reality, as economies and banking systems collapse under our noses. In times of adversity, lives diversity. Every entrepreneur and business owner needs to rethink the environment they find themselves in, and adapt, just like the hardy Sparrow.

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Friday 13th is here…

Fear of Friday 13th

However, today our fear of Friday 13th, is mostly illogical, and comes from condtioning at an early age. Anyone who experienced bad luck on the date, has their fears justified, but somehow forgets that other days of the year also brought bad luck or misfortune. If nothing bad happens on Friday 13th, we quickly forget. If it does, we remember well for the next time.

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A change is as good as a rest!

When planning your vacation time, plan it according to your needs, prepare for the possibility of bad weather (bring the travel scrabble) and keep it as stress free as possible. Some day, you may have to deal with flooding, snow or similar weather conditions, so be open to change and you wont resent your plans

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