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What ‘grants’ and other supports apply to my startup business?

Enterprise Agency Supports

If you have ever wondered what supports that you and your startup business could and should apply for, read on:

This blogpost and the accompanying presentation will categorise the supports depending on the stage of development of your startup company: pre-enterprise; early stage; and established startup

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Articles about CSF for InspiredStartups.com

Inspired Startups articles on CSF

The Competitive Start Fund (CSF) is undoubtedly a significant component of Enterprise Ireland’s suite of financial supports for early stage startups as per this Slideshare.     I recently wrote two blogpost articles for InspiredStartups.com with advice for startup promoters in terms of completing their application for Enterprise Ireland’s CSF. This short article outlines the […]

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[Book Review] My favourite Startup Marketing Books for Fast Growth Businesses

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  In December 2013, I wrote a blogpost selecting my four favourite Lean Startup books from the many books on the area of Lean Startup. Since then I have been on the lookout for books more directly focused on Marketing for fast growth oriented startups.  This article highly recommends two such books:   1. Traction: […]

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[Book Review] Disciplined Entrepreneurship : 24 Steps to a Successful Startup by Bill Aulet (2013)

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I have just finished reading Disciplined Entrepreneurship by Bill Aulet, Managing Director, Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship. Published in 2013, it is a superb book (Book available in Ireland via Easons).   This review does not seek to summarise the book – for that I suggest you read this excellent post ‘A book in […]

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About The Startup Business Planning Jigsaw

Introducing the Business Planning Jigsaw

Managing a startup business is NOT easy. Startup entrepreneurs have lots of balls in the air. Lean Startup books, theory and practice are brilliant but the question is which model or framework do you follow and when – and are they all relevant to an Irish startup situation? To address this dilemma Donncha devised the […]

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Working with a Startup to Prepare a Business Plan

I am delighted to publish a Case Study of and testimonial for my work. It outlines in detail how I worked with a specific client to prepare a business plan for their business. It details the time involved and the process and methodology.     What is the Case Study about?   The document addresses […]

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Format for one page marketing plan

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I recently delivered a Training Workshop on behalf of Gert O’Rourke for Galway Rural Development. As the session concluded, I shared my format for a – the 2 page pdf is free to download! How to complete your One Page Marketing Plan   The One Page Marketing Plan is precisely that – there should be […]

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How to make your business plan or tender document look professional?

Business Plan

I write several business plans for clients every year and I also regularly create tender documents for my own business, with partners and for customers. I review many more plans and tender submissions. Having a professional looking document is a great start. Here are some of my top tips to achieve that professional look for […]

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