Friday, September 21 12:52:53
Dublin has been named by Fortune Magazine as one of the best cities in the world for new business start-ups.
The accolade has prompted Dublin City Enterprise Board to further help the city's entrepreneurs and today announced details for 'Your Business Day 2012'.
The enterprise day will be offering free advice and networking for start-ups and small businesses, under one roof - the Science Gallery at Trinity College, on October 26th.
In its report around the best cities for start-ups, Fortune Magazine says Dublin is good for Education; Hardware and Business Friendly Policies, such as those offered by Dublin City Enterprise Board.
The event on October 26th is a showcase where companies which have received assistance and advice from Dublin City Enterprise Board in the past will pass their knowledge onto recently established firms and business owners interested in starting up in the city centre.
Business mentors who will be present at 'Your Business Day 2012' will be trained on an innovation tool which is being introduced on the day.
The information available at this mini web-summit includes free business advice from local enterprise board mentors (available pre-booked or drop-in); advice from government and local city support agencies; presentations by businesses involved in sectors including manufacturing, technology, export, or tourism that have received support from Dublin City Enterprise Board and presentations by owner managers that can demonstrate innovative practices in their business, as an example to other small companies.
Greg Swift, CEO, Dublin City Enterprise Board said: "According to Fortune magazine, Dublin is now considered to be one of the top seven global cities for new start-up companies. Your Business Day 2012 is vital for anyone thinking of starting a company in the Capital city, which is the economic powerhouse of the country. In particular, Dublin City Enterprise Board is encouraging new business communities to join us at 'Your Business Day 2012'".
"Anyone attending will be able to learn from experienced business mentors who are present; listen to the views of existing Enterprise Board clients on how innovation has worked for them and find out how to start a business, including areas such as rights, funding and taxation, with advice from Dublin Chamber, lobby groups and the most important agencies in the Capital for starting and supporting a business".
"As well as high profile and experienced guest speakers and mentors, advice will also be available from Dublin Chamber; The Revenue Commissioners; ISME and the Small Firms Association," said Mr Swift.