Inishowen businesses urged to
“Dare to be amazing”
SMALL and medium
enterprises in Inishowen have been called upon to
turn their passion into action and ‘Dare to be
The call was made by Head of Enterprise in Donegal,
Michael Tunney, at the end of Local Enterprise Week,
who said that the backbone of the economy of the
county is small and micro enterprises - but they
don’t get the importance they deserve.
“I’d say to our businesses – you need to have more
confidence in yourselves – you need to tell your
story, because if you don’t, how will people know?”
The theme for the week was ‘Peak Performance’ and
the Head of Enterprise urged Donegal businesses to
“Know what you want to achieve and then match that
with the ambition. If you are going to have peak
performance, then you need to have the ambition to
perform at that level.
At the end of the day, you have to have some sort of
goal – but you shouldn’t set those goals too low and
make them easy to achieve. Be ambitious, aim high,”
Mr. Tunney said.
Visitors to Inishowen
Engineering enjoying a tour as part of the ‘Up close
and personal’ event organised as part of Local
His comments came as another busy Local Enterprise
Week came to an end with 25 events at locations
right across the county, thanks to support from
other agencies and partners.
The Local Enterprise organised events included a
number of high-profile speakers, but many local
businesses also featured on the podium over the
course of the week to share their stories.
“It was great as always, to have some excellent
speakers come in to give brilliant advice,
information and inspiration over the course of the
week, but one of the highlights of the week
certainly was the fact that we were able to include
so many local businesses who could share success
stories that hopefully will inspire other businesses
to follow in their footsteps,” the Head of
"I’d also urge the businesses who attended and indeed
those thinking of starting a business, to continue
to engage with the Local Enterprise Office and we
will do everything possible to help them,” he
To contact the Local Enterprise Office in Donegal,
log on to
www.localenterprise.ie or phone 074 91 60735.