Start Your Own Business
|Starting a Business in Ireland (www.businessandleadership.com/small-business/) includes resources as well as profiles of successful entrepreneurs.|
|Read Destinations® advice on enterprise and entrepreneurship.|
|www.bizplus.ie - Business Plus Online contains interesting articles on business and enterprise.|
|www.socialentrepreneurs.ie/ - Read about social entrepreneurship and find out about funding available for social entrepreneurs in Ireland.|
|Video on working for Small and Medium Enterprise (SME)|
|Fire in the Belly: An Exploration of the Entrepreneurial Spirit, Y. Fachler, 2001. Oak Tree Press.|
|TCD Entrepreneurial Society (www.trinitysocieties.ie/society/35/entrepreneurial-tes) includes guest speakers, competitions and events.|
|Trinity Innovation & Entrepreneurship Strategy (www.tcd.ie/innovation/index.php)|
|Trinity Innovation Centre (www.tcd.ie/research_innovation/) support and advice for college based entrepreneurs including an Entrepreneurship Development Program.|
|Innovation Academy (www.tcd.ie/innovation/education/innovation-academy)|
|www.trinityenterprisenetwork.ie/ - information and discussion forum for TCD network of Campus companies.|
|ERASMUS for Entrepreneurs (www.erasmus-entrepreneurs.eu/) is a cross-border exchange programme which gives new or aspiring entrepreneurs the chance to learn from experienced entrepreneurs running small businesses in other Participating Countries.|
|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 powerhouses of tomorrow.|
|Launchbox (www.launchbox.ie) Trinity's student incubator.|
|BASIS - Business Access to State Information & Services (www.basis.ie) An information source for projects or for considering starting up yor own business.|
|Department of Enterprise, Trade and Innovation (www.djei.ie/enterprise/smes/syob.htm) Site lists some sources of support.|
|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.|
|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.|
Local Enterprise Boards (www.enterpriseboards.ie/) Provide support and advice to entrepreneurs and are very often your first point of contact.
Dublin City Enterprise Board (www.localenterprise.ie/DublinCity/) Provision of business advice, information, mentoring and financial support for small business in Dublin City.
|Synergy Centre (synergycentre.ie) at ITT, caters for all shapes and sixes of early-stage business.|
|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
|Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award (www.eoy.com/)|
|Local authorities and adult education colleges often provide classes on self-employment, e.g. www.nightcourses.com.|
|www.forfas.ie – Forfás is Ireland’s national policy advisory body for enterprise and science.|
|www.idaireland.com - IDA partners with foreign investors, helping them to set up and develop their business in Ireland.|
|Prospects advice on self-employment (www.prospects.ac.uk/self_employment.htm) including case studies.|
|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.|
|Shell Live Wire (www.shell-livewire.org/) - Business Start-up and opportunity UK.|