This week’s Cork Open Coffee is on this Friday at The Rubicon
at 10:15am (CIT,Bishopstown,Cork).
There are no presentations or demos lined up this week, just open networking.
Want to talk at Open Coffee?
If you would like to give a talk or show off a new product for some feedback
at an upcoming Cork Open Coffee, please get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Talk to you all on Friday
Don’t forget to follow @corkopencoffee on Twitter!
World Class Solutions are holding a workshop in Cork on the 29th July for business owners who want to kick-start their sales.
Participants will learn new sales and marketing techniques. They can also bring their promotional materials and website address and get individual help to improve them.
The workshop will run from 9.30 am to 1.30 pm, Wednesday the 29th of July in the Regus Centre the City Gate in Mahon. (Directions and map to City Gate here)
Places are limited. For more details including a course overview PDF, visit the World Class Solutions website or contact Bridie on 021-4373283
This morning Tom Doherty from Beyond Targets spoke to Corks Open Coffee about a concept called The Embedded Entrepreneur.
Toms talk, directed at Entrepreneurs encouraged those aiming to create a business to put their idea to the test as early as possible. Embed a pre-start entrepreneur in a host customers site for a fixed period of time and only launch a start-up once proof of concept has taken place within a host customer.
It was an excellent presentation and sparked plenty of conversation after the presentation. The slides of the presentation are below, thanks to Tom for sending them on.
Tom also mentioned an initiative he is running in Waterford called ExploreTech where a select number of technical people are brought together to focus on a specific objective. Based on the level of interest he is considering exploring this in Cork.
If you are interested, Contact Tom now as places are limited – Make direct contact with Tom Doherty at email@example.com or phone 0862574332 for an initial ExploreTech Cork meetup
This weeks Cork Open Coffee will be in Nosh + Coffee, Careys Lane (Just off Patricks Street) in Cork at the usual time of 10am.
There are no presentations this time, we’re trying out a new location after Luigi Malones don’t seem to like having customers.
Some reviews of Nosh + Coffee:
See you there!
Film producer and entrepreneur Lord Puttnam will deliver the keynote address at the SOHO Solo conference called “Reinventing Oneself in these Challenging Times” in Kinsale next Friday, 20th February 2009.
The half-day conference is aimed primarily at small business owners, entrepreneurs and those with a budding business idea. It takes places at the Kinsale Yacht Club between 10am and 2pm and is an absolute bargain to attend at only €25 including lunch.
Lord Puttnam will be joined by a wide range of speakers covering topics like transitioning one business into another, the importance of making and retaining connections and identifying your businesses strengths.
Other speakers include:
- Shemas Eivers, Client Solutions
- Dr E Alana James
- Bob McCarthy, Leadership Management Ireland
- John Prendergast, Aonach Consulting
- Pat Burke, The Auld Sod
- Kieran Murphy, Murphy’s Ice Cream
More details including how to register over on the blog.
Happy New Year to all, hope you are refreshed, revived and full of vigor and enthusiasm for what 2009 has to offer all of us flegling businesses in the Cork area!
The first OCC of 2009 is on this Friday, the 9th January in the Rubicon Centre in CIT at our usual time of 10am-12pm.
We want to have a brainstorming session for ideas for improvements for the group itself or ideas of events/additions that we can implement in 2009. So have a think over the next few days and come armed with fresh ideas!
If anyone would like to take the demo slot, please leave a comment below.
Looking forward to seeing you all there. As always, OCC is OPEN, so if you know of any other businesses or individuals who might be interested in coming along, please forward them this post.
See you Friday!