Before taping started at a smallbusinesscan Start-Up workshop in ther Ulster Bank offices in Carrigaline, Cork, recently the SBC moderator asked some of the 100 businesses that turned up why anyone in their right mind would event think of starting a business in the current environment. Answers from; 'my boss is making all the money from my ideas' to 'I have an idea, I always wanted to work for myself and I now have some redundanct money' to 'What flippin choice doI have, there's no jobs out there' were given in what turned into a lively evening.
Four businesspeople covering software, finace, tourism and green energy also took part in a panel discussion covering the money, motivation, marketing and management issues they face. Ulster bank hosted the evening and brought its customers out in numbers; BNI promoted the event through its network; Newstalk and local press covered the event and smallbusiness contributors came from Cork, Kerry, waterford and Limerick to show support, to network, to learn and hopefully have a bit of a laugh. It was a great night!
Because people found the event and the format so useful, we are looking to roll out a programme of workshops throughout the country next year. Further details to follow.
Heres some videos from the night. Remember you can check out all the latest videos Smallbusinesscan has to offer by heading over to our Youtube group here. Or if you want to stick around why not check out our video playlists. You'l find them located to your right. Couldn't be simpler!