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

Marian McDonald & Associates, trading as Think Outside the Box, will meet with entrepreneurs to assist in devising a plan to survice the current economic climate while also developing good, innovative business strategies to help position the business correctly, for the future.

Contracts undertake to date include:

  • Working with entrepreneurs in the development of new ideas
  • Working with established businesses which require some growth or assistance in investigation of potential developments
  • Working with co-operatives (new & established) in developing good day-to-day business practices and promotion of new ideas and enterprises
  • Working with state and semi-state organisations in the development of complexes (craft, sports & youth)

Tasks undertaken include:

  • Raising the necessary finance for the projects through the combination of investment, loans & european grants
  • Dealing with the relevant Planning Authorities while co-ordinating the work of surveyors, architects & builders in the design of projects
  • Completion of business plans
  • Sourcing fixtures & fittings
  • Sourcing suitable tenants plus devising Tenant Agreements, etc.
  • Assisting in the development of Co-Operatives
  • Securing Business Expansion Scheme Finance
  • Assisting with marketing strategies, both for the home market and abroad
  • Assisting with costing and pricing strategies
  • One-to-one mentoring - assessments and advice on the way forward