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Donegal's female entrepreneurs urged to go global 08.10.18

THE advantages for even small Donegal businesses to be able to scale up and look beyond local markets, will be highlighted when National Women's Enterprise Day is celebrated in the county on October 18.
Organised by Local Enterprise Office, Donegal, the business event in An Grianan Hotel in Burt is part of a nationwide celebration aiming to encourage more women to set up their own businesses and to increase national recognition of the essential role played by Ireland's female entrepreneurs.
Speakers at the Donegal event will include global expert in the business of luxury fashion, Máire Morris; award-winning designer Heidi Higgins and international fashion industry expert, Jenny Holloway.
Ambassador for the event will be Larissa Feeney, founder and CEO of accountantonline.ie, a fitting role given how she has grown her own business and is now working with and supplies her services to new start ups.
Pictured at the launch of the Donegal event for National Women’s Enterprise Day were back row from left – Louise Wallace, Invest NI; Grace Korbel, Local Enterprise Office, Donegal; Brenda Hegarty, Local Enterprise Office Donegal and Larissa Feeney of accountantonline.ie who will be the ambassador on the day. Front from left is Eileen Kelly, Enterprise Europe Network Co-Ordinator and Eve Anne McCarron, Local Enterprise Office, Donegal.
According to Head of Enterprise in Donegal, Michael Tunney, while the Donegal event will use examples from the Fashion and Textile industry to highlight the benefits of going from local to global, the learning on the day will seamlessly apply across business sectors.
"I am certain that the speakers lined up for this year's event will serve to highlight the importance for businesses here to look to look beyond a small local market.
To really achieve sustainability, businesses here need to compete on the world stage. We're delighted to have such strong female entrepreneurs speaking in Donegal and I have no doubt that all female entrepreneurs attending will take away lots of learning from our speakers," Mr Tunney said.
The Donegal event is one of 16 such events taking place across the country and are expected to attract over 1,000 women in business and female entrepreneurs nationwide.
Places at the Donegal event are certain to fill up quickly and anyone interested in booking a place is urged to get online and book soon at – www.localenterprise.ie .
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