Local Chambers of Commerce and Skillnet Ireland FREE SME Recovery & Growth Plan was a huge success. Over 350 registered for this free online event which covered Strategy, Finance, Creative Thinking and Digital Marketing which were delivered by industry experts.
Louise McDonnell, Expert Digital Marketeer shared some amazing stats such as there has been a 40% increase in social media usage, 300 million people daily were on Zoom, Zoom tripled their paid customers since Covid 19, video will become king, online retail sales have increased from 19% to 33% in just 4 months. This is all very promising stats which shows there are businesses thriving on the back of Covid 19 so now is the time to think how your business can pivot to gain some of this market share.
“You need to stand out of our normal space to Reflect, Refresh & Renew to Re-Strategise your businesses Post Covid 19” Brian Harney, Ass Prof DCU Business School, recommended
Fergal Brophy, Entrepreneurial Specialist UCD Innovation Academy highlighted the need to look at new normal now, repurpose and rethink your product and services as you rethink what the future is going to be. Think Big, Start Small & Learn Fast!
“Business owners need to turn common sense into common practice and wake up the entrepreneur inside themselves again” Brendan Binchy, Financial Expert
Mary Boissell, Getting There, had this to say about what she took away from the series “We are in changing times, but with some guidance and awareness, we will adapt, learn and achieve in this new way of doing business. One of the most important things I learnt from this set of seminars was how important it is to keep the ideas flowing, analysing them for viability and introduce a steady stream of effective innovation”.
Each two hour session has been recorded and is accessible on our M1 Skillnet Youtube Channel