Thursday 28th Jul 2022

Digital drop-in for small business owners - Ballinasloe

Digital drop-in for small business owners - Ballinasloe

Date:Thursday 28th Jul 2022
Time:13:00 - 15:00

Go and Grow Online: An in-person digital drop-in event for small businesses – Ballinasloe

Enterprise Nation invites small business owners to step away from their desk and attend a free, in-person, business support event at Ballinasloe Enterprise Centre in County Galway.

During this event, hear from award-winning business owner Chloe Gardiner of The Wonky Woolins, as she shares her experience of building her brand, diversifying her business and selling online. You will receive personalised support for your business through small group sessions and one-to-one consultations, understand how to leverage digital tools to help your business succeed and learn from branding, pricing and management specialists.

As part of this event, Go and Grow Online trainers Brian Cooney Aoife Lenihan and Paddy McDermott will share their experience and tips for gaining success online and in your business.

Where will the event take place?

The event will take place in Ballinasloe Enterprise Centre, Parkmore, County Galway. During the event you will receive personalised support for your business from Go and Grow Online trainers and be inspired through the personal journeys of other businesses who have pivoted online.


2pm: Registration and networking

2:20pm: Welcome and introduction from Enterprise Nation and partners

2:30pm: Local business owner Chloe Gardiner of The Wonky Woolins shares tips for selling online and building your brand

2:45pm: Panel discussion with your Go and Grow online advisors

3:10pm: Rotational small group consultations with Go and Grow online advisers on key themes- Branding, marketing, pricing and business development

3:45pm- Closing remarks and opportunity to network and receive 1-2-1 support

4:00pm: Close

Meet your advisers:

Paddy McDermott is the Owner of Baxnmax Ltd, a management consultancy focused on leadership and business development for SMEs. Paddy has 30+ years experience in a multinational environment, has managed start-ups and more recently participated as a mentor in NDRC accelerator.

Aoife Lenihan is a Brand/Marketing Consultant specialising in digital marketing and Co-Founder of SIAR Photography. She brings her experience in brand and marketing to SIAR Photography, looking after the ecommerce platform, digital and social media marketing, retail partnerships and identifying opportunities for their brand and products. Aoife’s goal is to empower business owners to advance and scale their business at all stages of development.

Brian Cooney is a price mentor with over 12 years of consulting experience helping companies with their business and financial performance. He is passionate about teaching, training, guiding and mentoring entrepreneurs, founders and business owners to thrive financially through his expertise in pricing and cash flow management.

About Go and Grow Online

Enterprise Nation are working with Microsoft, Klarna & Vodafone to support 20,000 small businesses across Ireland to improve their digital skills.

For more information on Go and Grow Online click here.

You can view Microsoft's privacy statement here.


You must register before the event date. Book your ticket early to avoid disappointment - only 60 places available. Please note, by registering you are agreeing to be filmed and photographed at the event.

If you have any questions in advance, please email Nicola at

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