PODCAST: The Small Business Show (08-14/05/14)

In this week’s Small Business Show Kehlan and Olwen discuss state grants for research and innovation and discuss if money is being wasted on them. Ticket sellers and facilitators Eventbrite talk about how to organise the right event for your business or product launch. A new pilot programme aimed at getting more consumers into the high street has started in Dalkey, Co. Dublin and Kehlan talks to the creators. Plus this week’s business focus is with YellowSchedule, based out of the Nexus Innovation Centre on the University of Limerick campus.

PODCAST: The Small Business Show (08-14/05/14)

Part 1: Kehlan and Olwen discuss this weeks news headlines for SMEs which include:

- €90bn in savings and pensions could be invested into SMEs

- Are state grants really doing their job or are they a waste of money

- Festival season is upon us and it’s great way to reach out to consumers

Part 2: In part 2 of this week’s show Kehlan talks with Eamonn Dawson from Value Nation who have developed a new scheme to get more consumers into the high street. They have recently rolled the scheme out in Dalkey, Co. Dublin. Eamonn explains why it’s working and how it’s allowing shops direct contact with customers even when they are away from the town.

Part 3: Marino Fesch of Eventbrite Ireland is on Part 3 of this week’s show to talk about hosting the right event or launch for your business. He talks about utilising social media, things people should look out for and even how live streaming the event could be advantageous to hosting a great event .

Part 4: The business focus for this week’s show comes from YellowSchedule based in the Nexus Innovation Centre at the University of Limerick. Martina Skelly talks about how she developed the unique bookings and appointment management technology, plus how she had some very tough choices to make when thinking about where next to base the business.

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