Monday, July 20, 2015

It's a summery social #SWIBNTuesday this month...

July means it's time for our annual summer #SWIBNTuesday social... this year, we're off to the super-talented Frances Muldoon's studio in Rosses Point, Frances will showcase her business, and fellow member, Berenice Beukes will also cater the evening with her mouthwatering food!
Please ensure you book by RSVPing by Friday 24th as we'll need numbers for catering :) 
There'll be a small charge for food, which we'll advise before the evening - and it's a strictly BYOB event!
Looking forward to seeing you all then... 

Monday, May 11, 2015

May is all about #digital at SWIBN...

This month at SWIBN, we're talking about all things digital - from photography and driving online sales, to smarter ways of working your social media output.

We're really delighted to be showcasing the abundant digital talent we have in Sligo, and indeed, within our membership - our three speakers are none other than: Sue Bourke [Digital Cascade], Marie Brouder [Brouder Design] and Aoife Porter [Bua Marketing].  All three professionals bring a wealth of knowledge across a whole range of digital topics... so don't miss out!

Booking is now open over at our Eventbrite page - and as always, #SWIBNTuesdays take place on the last Tuesday of the month, in the GlassHouse Hotel, 7-9 p.m.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Getting to know your networking neighbours...

Networking is what we're all about at SWIBN - getting to know your colleagues, building relationships, learning from one another and sharing business opportunities.

We're so good at it, we thought it was about time we invited our colleagues from Sligo and further afield along to our April event!

This month, we're inviting networks from Sligo and around Connacht, to join us for a fun, dynamic evening of networking.  Members are very welcome to invite colleagues so feel free to send details of the event onwards.

As always, April's event will take place on the last Tuesday of the month - 28th April, from 7-9 p.m. at the GlassHouse Hotel, Sligo.  RSVPs are required via Eventbrite so don't forget to ensure you or your guest books their spot!

We look forward to seeing you on the night - don't forget to bring lots of business cards!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Looking for #legal expertise? Don't miss March's #SWIBN event...

SWIBN's March event will focus on legal issues for small business - and we want to hear from YOU!
In-house expert, Michelle McLoughlin will cover legal topics most asked-about by SMEs - but is keen to hear from members if they have any specific queries.  So don't be shy, email your query to or and we'll ensure Michelle has the answers you need.

Michelle McLoughlin, owner of Michelle McLoughlin & Co., has over 14 years experience in business law, corporate and company law, employment law and taxation.  Michelle was a solicitor in law firms in Dublin for ten years prior to setting up this firm, the last three years as a corporate law and taxation partner.

Michelle is also a SWIBN member and we're delighted she's sharing her legal expertise with us this month! You can book now by heading over here...

Monday, February 9, 2015

Get Media Savvy with Claire Ronan!

We're absolutely delighted to be welcoming fellow SWIBN member, broadcaster Claire Ronan, as our February guest speaker.  As a broadcaster on both radio and television, locally and nationally, Claire has extensive experience and knowledge to share with us - not to mention her own amazing story! 
Claire currently broadcasts with both Ocean FM and Irish TV, as well as RTE and other media outlets.  Having made a guest appearance at our June meeting last year, Claire certainly showed us that we could learn a lot from her immense expertise! 
We all know how important it is for us to get what we want to say across clearly in the media... whether that means radio, television or print, your message matters! Claire is going to share some really useful insights on how to maximise your engagement with media - by employing some key tips - as well as workshopping an interview or two...

Don't miss this marvellous opportunity to learn how to be media savvy - register now!