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Start Your Own Business

Internet Starting a Business in Ireland (www.bizstartup.ie/) includes resources as well as profiles of successful entrepreneurs.
Internet Read Destinations® advice on enterprise and entrepreneurship.
Internet www.bizplus.ie - Business Plus Online contains interesting articles on business and enterprise.
Internet www.socialentrepreneurs.ie/ - Read about social entrepreneurship in Ireland.
Internet Peel Your Own Orange (www.peel-your-own-orange.ie/index.html) the website associated with Brigitte T Murphy's book of the same name on establishing and developing your own business.
   
Internet Video on working for Small and Medium Enterprise (SME)
   
Book

AGCAS Publication "Create Your Own Career" produced for students and graduates of artistic, creative and performance degree courses, many of whom take an alternative approach to employment and finding work.

Book Fire in the Belly: An Exploration of the Entrepreneurial Spirit, Y. Fachler, 2001. Oak Tree Press.
   
Internet TCD Entrepreneurial Society (www.trinityentrepreneurial.com/) includes guest speakers, competitions and events.
Internet Trinity Innovation Centre (www.tcd.ie/research_innovation/) support and advice for college based entrepreneurs including an Entrepreneurship Development Program.
Internet www.innovationalliance.ie – information on TCD/UCD Innovation Alliance.
Internet www.trinityenterprisenetwork.ie/ - information and discussion forum for TCD network of Campus companies.
   
Internet BASIS - Business Access to State Information & Services (www.basis.ie) An information source for projects or for considering starting up yor own business.
Internet Department of Enterprise, Trade and Innovation (www.deti.ie/enterprise/smes/syob.htm) Site lists some sources of support.
Internet Enterprise Ireland (www.enterprise-ireland.com) Supports the development of new fast-growth businesses the service is targeted to meet the needs of high calibre, experienced managers, academics and entrepreneurs creating and building new companies with significant growth and export potential.
Internet Invent (www.invent.dcu.ie/index.php) This is a state-of-the-art facility in Dublin City University, a unique resource which will enable indigenous industry to grow and thrive. Invent will give entrepreneurs a jump-start to the future.
Internet

Local Enterprise Boards (www.enterpriseboards.ie/) Provide support and advice to entrepreneurs and are very often your first point of contact.

View case studies of successful Irish entrepreneurs. (www.enterpriseboards.ie/case_Studies.aspx)

Dublin City Enterprise Board (www.dceb.ie) Provision of business advice, information, mentoring and financial support for small business in Dublin City.

Dublin Business Innovation Centre (www.dbic.ie/home.html) Provision of business planning, access to finance, accommodation and other services.

Internet M50 Enterprise Platform Programme (www.itb.ie) The aim of this programme is to assist graduates to establish new enterprises.
Internet Vault's Career Insider exclusive access for Trinity students. It contains
- Guides on careers and employers in industry sectors e.g. consulting, biotech/pharma, banking, to name but a few.
- 2,500 profiles of worldwide companies with the "inside scope"
- Career and job search advice on topics e.g. resumes and case interviews
- 1000 articles and 5 general career guides on a range of career related topics.
- Career topic and industry related message boards
Internet Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award (www.ey.com/)
Internet Local authorities and adult education colleges often provide classes on self-employment, e.g. www.nightcourses.com.
Internet www.forfas.ie – Forfás is Ireland’s national policy advisory body for enterprise and science.
Internet www.idaireland.com - IDA partners with foreign investors, helping them to set up and develop their business in Ireland.
Internet Wayra Enternships (https://wayra.enternships.com) and Enternships (www.enternships.com) The Wayra Enternships platform hosts jobs and opportunities exclusive to Wayra companies and academies, offering candidates the chance to work in the creative power-houses of tomorrow
   
Internet Prospects advice on self-employment (www.prospects.ac.uk/self_employment.htm) including case studies.
Internet The British Library Business Resource (www.bl.uk/bipc/) has a number of free, in-depth guides to different elements of starting and running a business.
Internet www.enternships.com - useful for students interested in working with startups and small businesses in the UK.
Internet Shell Live Wire (www.shell-livewire.org/) - Business Start-up and opportunity UK.