Business Achievers: Aoife O'Driscoll and Inspire Me

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This month's Business Achiever is Aoife O'Driscoll from Inspireme.ie. We asked Aoife to tell us a little bit about her super accessible business and asked her about her business journey to date. Read on to find out more in Business Achievers: Aoife O'Driscoll and Inspire Me.


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Give us the background to your business 

The idea for InspireMe.ie originally came about due to the frustration at the lack of information about local events online. A family member is a wheelchair user and it was important for us to be able to check the accessibility at venues.

Along with my business partner Maeve, we decided to create a user friendly website that would be informative, fun and inspire people to partake in the many brilliant events happening all around the country.

We developed an event guide for Ireland that will allow people search for events regardless of scale, based on their location, interests and accessibility requirements. InspireMe.ie gives event organisers a national platform to promote their event easily.  

To date we have assisted in the promotion of over 14,000 events. We regularly work with charities to promote their fundraising drives.

We also work with other websites and media outlets to provide them with content for their articles and blogs. I contribute to radio shows on a regular basis, again promoting some of the events from InspireMe.ie.

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The best business tip you've ever received?

I read a great book called ‘Eat that Frog’ by Brian Tracy. Apparently, Mark Twain once said that if the first thing you do each morning is to eat a live frog, you can go through the day with the satisfaction of knowing that that is probably the worst thing that is going to happen to you all day long. Your “frog” is your biggest, most important task, the one you are most likely to procrastinate on if you don’t do something about it. I try and "eat the frogs" first. Well maybe after coffee….

Any advice for other business owners?

Networking really has been our key to success. Try and join as many groups as you can, be they Facebook groups, your local Chamber of Commerce or a professional association. Talking and engaging with as many people as possible is the best way to create opportunities.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

I would like InspireMe.ie to become a household name and an important marketing tool for event organisers. Personally, I enjoy content creation, social media and working with the media. I hope to develop my skills and experience in these fields. Since working on InspireMe.ie I have become involved in some tourism initiatives in Tipperary, which I really enjoyed. I would certainly like to work on the promotion of tourism in Ireland in the future.

What does business achievement mean to you?

To me, business achievement means creating something to be proud of. Something that is stimulating to work on, financially rewarding and enhances the lives of others, both through employment and the creation of a valuable resource.

Where can people connect with you and your business?

You can check us out www.inspireme.ie, follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or email us This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Over to you now. Have you come across or used Inspireme.ie? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below. 

 

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