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 OlwenSWIBN@sligoenterprise.ie or OonaghSWIBN@sligoenterprise.ie 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!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Mega Networking Start to SWIBN's 2015 Calendar!

Welcome back, SWIBNers, we hope you had a super Christmas break - a very Happy New Year to you too!

Thanks to all of you who took the time to fill out our member survey, it's great to have your feedback and ideas.  One of the points that comes through regularly is lots of networking! So bearing that in mind, we're kick-starting 2015 with a mega networking event.

Focused on getting you to know your SWIBN colleagues better, understanding who you might be able to do business with and learning some new skills while you're at it - January's event will be a fun, dynamic evening.

All you need to do is RSVP by clicking on this link - and don't forget to bring plenty of business cards!

We hope to see you then...

Friday, December 5, 2014

Save the Date... it's Party Time!

We've had style, problem-solving and productivity this Autumn / Winter at SWIBN... and now, to bring a suitably sparkling conclusion to 2014's calendar, we're heading to the Gallery at the Model for our December event.  Join SWIBN for a snapshot tour of the gallery, highlighting the current exhibitions, followed by networking games, mulled wines and canapĂ©!  In keeping with the festivities at this time of year, we'll also do Kris Kindle, so bring a gift [value of no more than €5] for a fellow SWIBNER! To book, just head over to our Eventbrite booking page... 

Friday, November 14, 2014

SWIBN were on TV!

As part of our year long celebration of 10 Years of SWIBN (and with thanks again to the Local Enterprise Office in Sligo for our funding), we featured on Sligo Matters on Irish TV which aired on Tuesday November 3rd. Watch it here!

Huge thanks to Claire Ronan and congratulations to the five SWIBN members who featured!!

(1) Susan Bourke Monahan - Digital Cascade Ireland www.digitalcascadeireland.com
How To Use Inbound Marketing In YOUR Business
Discover How Inbound Marketing Really Works And How It Fits Into Your Overall Marketing Strategies

(2) Sharon Eastwood - Woodrow Sustainable Solutions http://www.woodrow.ie
Woodrow is an environmental consultancy working in the areas of ECOLOGY, SUSTAINABILITY and CAPACITY BUILDING. Our professional services extend to consultancy, training, facilitation and project management. We are specialists in Ecological Surveying including bats, birds, habitats and invertebrates and have considerable expertise in assessment of infrastructure projects such as wind farms. 
(3) Odilon Hunt - AVA Systems http://www.ava.ie - long time supporter of SWIBN.AVA Systems Ltd is a professional Audio Visual and Acoustics Engineering Services Company.  Our flexible attitude, high-level skill set and devout commitment to client satisfaction enables us to apply eighteen years of experience to your advantage every time. AVA’s clients include hotels, education, public and private organizations, multinational companies, entertainment venues, professional bodies and individuals. 

(4) Suzanne Maye - Property Clearance http://www.propertyclearance.ie - new startup in 2014

Property Clearance | All types of property clearance including house clearance removal and clearing of rooms apartments houses and offices in Sligo Ireland.
We offer a unique property clearance waste removal and cleaning service to home-owners, business owners, probate solicitors, councils and estate agents throughout Sligo Leitrim and the North West of Ireland.
(5) Eileen Forrestal - Get Up & Go Diary and Events http://getupandgodiary.com
Welcome to Get Up and Go Publications. Does life sometimes get you down? Do you ever feel stressed and overwhelmed? Do you find yourself worrying about the future, confused, anxious or despondent?  Do you sometimes feel stopped, unsure of what to do ...