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We contacted The Small Business Advice Programme in April last year and were delighted with how willing they were to support us and how available they were to give advice. WE were quickly put in touch with a suitable mentor who met up with us on a number of occasions and really helped shape the way for us and I am sure contributed to our rapid growth over the last year. I hope lots of other young businesses are given the same support that we received from this fabulous, much needed organisation.

Siobhan Elsom
Sales & Marketing,

The mentor provided to me was useful and accessible. I would definitely recommend any entrepreneur to contact for guidance with their business development queries – as they were friendly and always helpful.

Peter Love
Owner, Founder, The Mill Studio

I found Small Business Advice very good. Tom my adviser scrutinised what I do. All aspects of my business. It was like pulling a jigsaw apart and refitting and outlining probmatic stages, refitting in a different way. I learned a lot and I hope to put it into practice in the coming year.
Thanks for your help 

John Coughlan
Owner, Cork Home Maintenance

I was very grateful to receive the support of the Small Business Advice Programme at a time when I really didn’t know which way to turn. I had set up a small service based business and I knew that I needed a Client Agreement document for both myself and my clients to set out the working responsibilities of both parties etc. and clearly define working boundaries.  I contacted the Small Business Advice Programme and was amazed at the level of support I received.

Lara Costello
Business Support Services, Girl Friday

I was delighted with the support we got from the Small Business Advice Programme over the last few months. The mentor assigned to us had a lot of experience in a similar industry to ours. He proved to be very insightful and he was able to shed light on areas of our business that we should be driving more.  After the numerous meetings we had with him, I believe we now have a better vision and focus for our Company going forward.

John Kenirons
Managing Director, Raw Conditioning Ltd

I contacted the small business advice programme in May 2010 when I set up my company JSTA.
My adviser was Adrienne and we had 3 consultations. I found her experience and advice invaluable as she gave me some “sideways thinking” promotional ideas that really made a difference. From setting up a website to ideas that would make potential clients take notice of the services I was offering. I would have no hesitation in recommending this service to anyone venturing into the nervous world of setting up your own company.

Jamie Stafford
Owner, Founder, JSTA Tennis Academy

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