helping your business develop its potential

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Think Outside the Box
Castlefield, Gowran,
Co. Kilkenny


T. +353 (0)56 - 7727590
M. +353 (0)86 - 8159790

In the current economic climate, A Survival and Development Plan is imperative, as while we need to survive this period of uncertainty we also need to develop good innovative businesses with excellent business practices, to be positioned to the fore, when the current situation improves /, proprietor Marian McDonald will work directly with the Entrepreneur to assess the current position of the Business. She will work hand – in – hand with proprietors to find practical solutions to assist in the survival and development of the business

Marian Mc Donald has been providing this service over the past 15 years and has expertise in working with both small businesses and commissions on behalf of State Organisations and Business Development Agencies. Think outside the Box is a re launch of a proven service renamed after a piece of advise which Marian gives all businesses, both new and developed when assessing their enterprises Think Outside the Box and you will identify possibilities in your market and product / service range.

Marian has nearly 15 years experience Mentoring Budding Entrepreneurs, contracted out to a number of Enterprise Boards, Colleges and Craft Council of Ireland also operating under Lifeline

The assistance given helps the Entrepreneur to :

  • Be positive
  • Survive this period and place the business in a good position for future Development
  • Assess the costs - The knee jerk reaction to reduce staff numbers in a bid to reduce outgoings may not be the solution. An audit of staff skills plus upskilling and retraining may be an more effective strategy or acquire staff you could not attract 5 years ago.
  • Identify Clear objectives
  • Reinforce Good Business Practices.

This enterprise has worked with businesses of varying sizes and turnover, from sole traders to craft enterprises (1 person operation to development of craft centres) to the development of a dental and medical centre; an outdoor sports facility plus youth projects & co-operatives.