Former Dragon speaks at FREE business start-up seminar

Waterford City Enterprise Board’s ‘Fresh Start’ seminar at the Tower Hotel last Thursday attracted a large and enthusiastic audience of budding entrepreneurs.

Over 90 attendees listened to start up advice from Mary Doherty of Granny Maddox and Sean Egan of Sean Egan Artglass, and information on how to best develop an idea into a business from Liam Murphy of the Department of Social Protect and Ciaran Cullen, CEO, Waterford City Enterprise Board.

An inspiring and enlightening hour was provided by entrepreneur Sean Gallagher. Anecdotes, advice and encouragement was the theme of his talk, explaining that positivity and hard work is essential to success. “Surround yourself with like-minded positive people and avoid those who will bring negative elements into your life”, said the former Dragon.

Following a morning of uplifting speeches Ciaran Cullen was delighted with the event, “There was a great atmosphere in the room, principally supplied by Sean Gallagher’s presence and encouragement. You could tell that the audience were taking it all in. I was encouraged by both the number of attendees and the volume of interaction, especially during the Q&A session, it was really heartening.”

“We are planning a number of ‘Start your own business’ courses over the coming months and this morning we filled at least one of these courses”, Ciaran added.

Waterford City Enterprise Board offers support services for start-up and existing SME’s in Waterford city. If you have a new business idea or are running a business that requires assistance you can contact the Enterprise Board by phoning Celia on 051-852883 or logging on to