Seedcorn Workshop – InterTradeIreland

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Tuesday, 25th April 2017, 10am – 2pm

This free event is aimed at assisting companies to become investor ready. Companies who are interested in the Seedcorn Competition can discover the process for entering the competition and receive advice on what an investor looks for in a business plan, including providing advice on preparation of video clips and presentation slide decks.

To find out more about this year’s Seedcorn Competition visit www.intertradeireland.com/seedcorn

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Thursday, 11th May 2017, 10am – 1pm

Newsletters are still a very effective way of communicating directly with your customers. If you want to learn how to use MailChimp for your business then this course is for you.

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JOIN THE 2°CAMP

Wednesday, 17 May 2017, 10am – 4pm

Organised by The Mill Enterprise together with Sustainable Nation, the one day workshop (10:00-16:30) will walk you through all the steps in developing your idea or business further. It is free, but you do need to have the beginnings of an idea.  Places are limited and will be allocated on first come, first serve basis.

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Thursday, 25 May 2017, 10am – 2pm

This short course focusses on these two activities, breaking down the sales process from planning and prospecting for new customer, to securing customer loyalty and repeat orders.

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Thursday, 1st June 2017, 10am – 2pm

This course is ideal for those who already have a Facebook page for their business and want to learn more about how to increase engagement, add apps & advertise on Facebook.

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Past Events

Marketing with a Tight BudgetImage result for louth leo

Thursday, 6th April 2017, 10am – 2pm

“Marketing with a Tight Budget” is designed to support SME business owners looking for efficient, effective and low-cost marketing strategies to help the business to grow and prosper.

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Finance and Bookkeeping for Small BusinessImage result for louth leo

Tuesday, 28th March 2017, 10am – 1pm

This Workshop will provide an overview of all aspects of maintaining proper books of account for a start-up or small business. You will be guided through the setting up of a proper system of bookkeeping and how to use the information recorded, to run your business.

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“Selling for Creative Industries – Placing the right value on your services” with Joe Fernandez

Wednesday, 22nd March 2017, 19:00 – 21:00joe fernandez

In this session, we will do a bit of holistic thinking about who we are, what we do and how we can move customers from “I can get that cheaper” to “tell me how do we go about doing that?”

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E-Payments: The Future of MoneyEnterprise Week Thumb

Friday, 10th March 2017, 10:00am – 12:00pm

Organized by The Mill, Creative Spark and Paypal as part of the Louth LEO Enterprise Week, this seminar will look at recent trends in the sector, and offer advice on establishing an online payments solution. Followed by an optional tour of PayPal.

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Twitter for Small BusinessImage result for twitter

Thursday, 16th February 2017, 2pm-5pm

This course is ideal for small businesses who are looking to learn to be more familiar with Twitter’s functionality and
want to generate leads and business from the micro-blogging platform.

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Thursday, 8th December 2016, 10:00-13:00

Learn which employee records should be kept to ensure compliance for WRC inspections. Understand how to manage difficult employee situations. Understand which type of employment contract is appropriate for each role.

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Thursday, 1st December 2016, 17:00-19:00

On Thursday, 1st December 2016, we’re holding an open doors event in The Mill and giving you a chance to check out our newly-built Phase 2 facilities, including offices, hotdesks and casual drop-in areas.

It is going to be an informal event with loads of coffee and biscuits, group tours and free advice.

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Why User Experience Design Fails
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Wednesday, 30th November 2016, 19:00 – 21:00

On Wednesday, 30th November, Patrick Mooney, UX Design Manager from Optum, will talk about user experience design.

With over 17 years professional experience, rooted in a technical background, Patrick brings a different mind-set to what is considered a creative discipline. He recently joined Optum, a UnitedHealth Group company, to establish, grow and lead a new UX Design Studio. He followed a calling to user experience in the noughties fulfilling a lifelong passion for user-centered design. He plays a very active part in the Irish UX scene as a co-organiser of Ireland’s largest monthly UX MeetUp group, DublinUX, and founder and host of the weekly UXoverLunch.

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Launch of the second Illuminate Female Entrepreneurship Programme illuminate-logo-yellow

Thursday, 17th November 2016, 12:30pm – 14:00

This year’s Illuminate QQI (Quality & Qualifications Ireland) accredited Level 6 programme will be officially launched on Thursday, 17th November.

The launch will run as part of the Meath Enterprise Week 2016 and will take place in The Mill from 12:30pm to 14:00.

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Finding Ways to be more Creative and Innovative
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Thursday, 17th November 2016, 19:00 – 21:00

Ron Immink, CEO of Bookbuzz, will be referencing the best business books of 2016 to talk about how you can be more creative and innovative in 2017. He is a regular contributor on Newstalk radio, he does public speaking and his articles are regularly featured in the media. He blogs and tweets a lot (@orangemanta).

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Book-keeping for Small Businessleo_w_tagline_cmyk_small_1

Thursday, 10th November 2016, 10:00-13:00

This Workshop will provide an overview of all aspects of maintaining proper books of account for a start-up or small business. You will be guided through the setting up of a proper system of book-keeping and how to use the information recorded, to run your business.

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From Native to Hybrid App using Ionic framework

Wednesday, 26th October 2016, 19:00-21:00

Mohammed Malaka is a solution architect in HP Ireland, with over 15 years of experience in software development. He has started Ionic Ireland Meetup Group to help front-end developers exchange ideas and share experiences about Ionic framework http://www.meetup.com/Ionic-Ireland-Meetup-Group/. In this Refresh Boyne talk Mohammed will go through the journey of migrating a native to Hybrid App using Ionic framework.

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Writing a Business PlanLEO logo

Thursday, 13th October 2016, 9am – 2pm

Are you a start up entrepreneur or interested in leaving employment? Have you been unemployed and have a business idea and considering
starting your own business? This interactive workshop will focus on the essential elements required when starting a business, including what is required when approaching financial service providers.

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Introduction to Public Sector Tendering Workshop

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Tuesday, 4th October 2016, 9:30am – 12:30pm

This ‘Introduction to Tendering’ workshop is aimed specifically at small business owners/sole traders that have never completed a tender before. It aims to demystify the procedures around pitching for, and ultimately winning some of the ‘below threshold’ (ie. below €25k) work that Local Authorities and other Government Bodies/Agencies contract out.

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How to Hack International Comms

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Wednesday, 28th September 2016, 19:00 – 21:00

Paul Hayes, CEO of BeachHut PR, has extensive experience in technology communications and notably developed the messaging for early Irish tech success stories such as Havok and Demonware. An accomplished host of many technology events in Ireland and abroad, he has delivered innovative marketing strategies at international trade shows such as GDC and SxSW. He was also a founder of Games Ireland.

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National ePayments Conferencepayments logo

Friday, 2nd September 2016, 9:00 – 15:00

Our 2nd e-Payments Conference will focus on driving Ireland as the EU Gateway for Payment firms.

CityNorth Hotel is on M1 Corridor and is exactly 15 minutes from Dubin airport.

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Filing Your Tax Returns WorkshopLEO logo

Tuesday, 6th September 2016, 9am – 1pm

So you’ve just completed, or are about to complete, your first year of trading as a Sole Trader. You’ve been putting it off for a while, but it can’t wait any longer – you must start preparing to file your first income tax return!

This course will provide an overview of all aspects of the process for completing your return.

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Digital Strategies for Start-ups

Wednesday, 25th May, 19:00 – 21:00refresh boyne

For years every business has known they needed to invest in a web presence and social media, but many of them do so without a defined strategy? SMEs have concentrated on the figures (how many likes etc), when the most important things to focus on are: am I reaching my audience / Is my audience doing what I want them to do when I do reach them?

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Search Engine Optimisation The Basics

Thursday, 28th April, 10:30am
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Basic Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) is fundamental to your online presence. Using good SEO practices can help you position your website properly – enabling your business to be found when potential buyers are looking to buy products or services that you sell.

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How to Write a Business Plan

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Whether you are starting up in business or growing your business, you need a business plan. This plan will provide the roadmap to achieve the success that you want. The question shouldn’t be if you write your plan, but how to write a business plan that will take your company where you want it to go.

Focus for Productivity

Wednesday, 20th April, 19:30-21:00ciara-conlon

In this seminar Productivity expert Ciara Conlon (www.ciaraconlon.com and @ciaraconlon) will highlight the barriers to focus and encourage you to form the positive, productive habits that will improve your workflow and get more of what matters done.

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Seedcorn €100,000 Competition Information Seminar

Wednesday, 30th March, 12:00pm23db14a

On March 30th, Connor Sweeney of InterTradeIreland will speak about the opportunity to win up to €100,000 as part of the Seedcorn Investor Readiness Competition. Louth companies have a strong tradition of competing – Armac Systems were the first overall winner thirteen years ago, and Aphix Software won the Leinster region in 2015.

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‘Starting a Podcast’ with Brian Connolly

Monday, 21st March 2016, 19:30

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Refresh Boyne is a community of designers and developers working to refresh the creative, technical, and professional culture of the New Media industry in the Boyne region, and we are delighted to welcome Brian Connolly, the producer of the leading podcast series in Ireland – An Irishman Abroad, to The Mill.

http://anirishmanabroad.podbean.com/ 

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Breakfast Briefing: 9:15 – 10:30, The Mill Enterprise Hub

Lunch Briefing: 12:30 – 14:30, County Museum, Dundalk

The lifeblood of every business is cash. Getting access to finance is critical to starting or expanding your business. If you want to find out where you can get much needed finance then this event is for you. Join us to find out where small business can access finance. Learn about new forms of finance coming to the market. Meet representatives of funding providers and talk to them about your financing requirements. Hosted by business finance expert Alan Costello, this event is an opportunity for you to discover first hand current sources of finance, both traditional and newer forms, available to businesses in County Louth.

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The Future of Money – An ePayments seminar with Paypal

Tuesday, 8th March, 14:00 – 16:00paypal_2014_logo_detail

This event, hosted by PayPal, is your opportunity to learn how to capitalise on that growing trend. Anthony Rafferty, PayPal’s Director of Merchant Services, will explain their Braintree service which can offer your company free processing on the first €50,000 worth of transactions. This seminar will be followed by a tour of PayPal’s facility in Dundalk, providing a unique insight into how the company operates.

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Ideas Generation Workshop

Wednesday, 9th March, 9am-12:00images

In this very practical and highly engaging workshop, Joanne Hession will work with local people who want to explore ideas they have for a new business. She will also work with people who are already in business but have ideas on how to expand their product or service offering.

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Basic Finance and Book-Keeping for Small Business

Thursday, 11th February, 10:00ambookkeeping

Whether you are planning to start a business or if you already run a small business, you need to be aware of the basic requirements in relation to record keeping. Not only do you need to be able to understand how your business is performing but you also need to be able to compile the information required to comply with the various tax regulations. Your bank will also expect you to keep your financial information up to date.

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Building a Lean Startup

Wednesday, 3rd February, 19:00Raomal Perera

In this talk, Raomal Perera will talk about the first steps in product development. he’ll introduce the terms, ‘Finding the Problem-Solution fit’ and ‘Product Market fit’. He’ll offer a brief overview of lean start-up techniques and how they’ve evolved. Most important, he’ll explain how, in combination with other business trends, they could ignite a new entrepreneurial economy.

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E-Payments Conference: Scaling and Collaboration

Friday, 9th October, 9:00am

David BirchThe E-Payments Conference “Payments – The Opportunity for Collaboration and Scaling”, hosted by The Mill, will take place at City North Hotel where guest speaker David Birch, from London-based Consult Hyperion, which specialises in secure electronic transfers, will speak on the future of the e-payments sector.
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Taking Care of Business

Thursday, 8th October, 8:30am

Taking Care of Business logoThis free half-day event in Drogheda has been specifically designed to help small and start-up businesses understand and benefit from the services provided by many of our State offices and agencies. The event will include short presentations and opportunities to get information directly from the agencies involved.
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Ian Lucey from Lucey Fund

Friday, 26th June, 1:00pm

Lucey Fund logoHear Ian Lucey talk on why and how Lucey Investments work with Startups. Attendees will have an opportunity, over lunch, to hear exactly what they need to do to attract investment.

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Gary O’Neill of Zink Films

Thursday, 11th June, 7:00pm

Zink Films logoThe Mill are hosting a Refresh Boyne event with Gary O’Neill from Zink Films as a guest speaker. Zink Films is one of the top suppliers of quality broadcast and web animation in Ireland having created content for companies such as Coke, Guinness, Carlsberg, Vodafone, Flahavans, Yoplait and many others.
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Aligning Strategy and Sales

Friday, 29th May, 9:30am

Damien O'BrienAll too often businesses set goals or targets for their business in a reactive manner rather than focusing on what their business should really achieve. In this workshop Damien O’Brien of SME Matters will look at how to set an effective strategy for your business and how to implement key sales strategies in your business.Find out more…

Eamon Leonard

Wednesday, 21st January, 7:30pm

Eamon LeonardThe Mill is delighted to partner again with Refresh Boyne to bring the best in Digital to Drogheda on the Boyne! Eamon Leonard is a founder, an advisor to start-ups, an angel investor and a tech community organiser.
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Innovate Drogheda – Engineering

Tuesday, 25th November, 8:00pm

Innovate Drogheda logo web”Innovate Drogheda – Engineering’ is the fourth of a series of four events, celebrating Drogheda’s industrial & entrepreneurial past with its present and future entrepreneurs. Featuring Grendon’s Foundry and Engineering Works & Cisco Engineering Ltd. Find out more…

Innovate Drogheda – Printing

Thursday, 13th November, 8:00pm

Innovate Drogheda logo web”Innovate Drogheda – Printing’ is the third of a series of four events, celebrating Drogheda’s industrial & entrepreneurial past with its present and future entrepreneurs. Featuring Mcor Technologies.
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Google AdWords

Thursday, 13th November, 2:00pm

Google AdWords logo squareJoseph McEntee, Account Strategist, AdWords will be giving a workshop on Google AdWords during which he will discuss how small and medium businesses around the world are using AdWords to grow their business and break new markets. Find out more…

FoodTech@TheMill – Michael Carey

Wednesday, 5th November, 6:30pm

Michael CareyMichael Carey, Chairman of Bord Bia and founder of The Company of Food, a specialist food investment business, will be the second speaker at the FoodTech@TheMill programme.
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Innovate Drogheda – Food

Thursday, 16th October, 8:00pm

Innovate Drogheda logo web‘Innovate Drogheda – Food’ is the second of a series of four events, celebrating Drogheda’s industrial & entrepreneurial past with its present and future entrepreneurs. Featuring McCann’s Irish Oatmeal & Dunany Flour.
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Drogheda Chamber Budget Breakfast 2015

Wednesday, 15th October, 7:15am

Drogheda & District Chamber LogoBudget 2015 will be announced on 14th October and Drogheda & District Chamber of Commerce will be hosting their annual Budget Breakfast the following morning in the Spire Restaurant, Duleek, who will also kindly sponsor full Irish breakfast on arrival.
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Innovate Drogheda – Brewing/Distilling

Thursday, 2nd October, 8:00pm

Innovate Drogheda logo web‘Innovate Drogheda – Brewing/Distilling’ is the first of a series of four events, celebrating Drogheda’s industrial & entrepreneurial past with its present and future entrepreneurs. Featuring Cairnes Brewery & Jack Cody’s Brewery.
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Refresh Boyne BBQ Night

Wednesday, 27th August, 6:30pm

Refresh Boyne logoThe Mill has partnered with the local creative & technical networking group, Refresh Boyne, over the past six months, to deliver a range of topical seminars on technology, creativity, and usability within the Digital sector. They’re hosting a BBQ Night in Brú Bar and Bistro, Drogheda, which will be a fantastic occasion to hear great talks, whilst enjoying a complimentary beer and snack.
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IBM Global Entrepreneur and Codename:BlueMix Seminar

Tuesday, 1st July, 4:30pm

Smartcamp logo - squareThe Mill Enterprise Hub and IBM invites entrepreneurs, developers and independent developers to relax, network and listen to IBM experts as they provide an overview of IBM Global Entrepreneur and live demo of Codename: BlueMix.This is a great opportunity for any business to get access to cutting-edge technology for free, with world class support and advice from IBM.
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Make Your CV Work For You

Tuesday, 24th June, 7:30pm

Worklink logoIs your CV effective in relation to getting a call for interview? Worklink are running a workshop intended for people who want guidance on how to write a CV and what to include in it. The session will include tips and suggestions on how to make a good first impression on a prospective employer. It will also include information on producing an effective cover letter. There are 15 spaces available to unemployed jobseekers on a first come first served basis.
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Business Blogging and Beaujolais

Tuesday, 24th June, 7:00pm

Aine BerminghamMarketing has changed, and businesses of all sizes and from all industries need to keep adapting their strategy in order to ensure their marketing efforts are effective and their businesses continue to thrive. In recent years, blogging has become one of the most valuable tools in marketers’ kits, yet, many businesses are oblivious to how much value it can add, and have yet to get to grips with blogging for their business. Aine Bermingham from Utter Digital will help break through the blogging barriers and will provide you with practical knowledge on how to blog effectively.
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Facebook for Business Seminar

Tuesday, 10th June, 9:30am

Louisa Maher, Digital Trainer at MOR SoltuionsDo your customers think you use Facebook effectively – or are you even using it? Does it accurately represent your business? Have you generated revenue, new customers, or increased loyalty via Facebook? Have you a Facebook / Social Media strategy? If you answered ‘No’ or ‘Don’t Know’ to any of these questions, this seminar will provide  practical advice to get you up and running, and improve your existing Facebook strategy.
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Introduction to Node.js

Wednesday, 28th May, 7:30pm

Anton WhalleyNode.js has made it into the mainstream with adoptions by large organisations such as Walmart, PayPal and MasterCard as well as some interesting niche implementations. This talk by Anton Whalley will be a view on what led to those successes and what the next boundaries are that the node community is seeking to break through.
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Your Brand with Veronica Canning

Tuesday, 27th May, 7:00pm

Veronica CanningInternationally acclaimed mentor, executive coach, speaker, consultant and author, Veronica Canning is one of Ireland’s leading business contributors, with 30 years experience of working to board level in global companies across a wide variety of industries. Veronica will share with you how to create your personal brand and how to develop it into a killer brand that ensures that you can build a fantastic career that will bring you to the top.
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‘Marketing Matters’ Workshop

Thursday, 15th May, 9:30am

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This ‘Marketing Matters’ Workshop will be facilitated by Geraldine Johnston of Boyne Communications, who specialises in marketing on a budget for start-ups, fledglings & SMEs, and will include a health check/audit of your marketing activities, Q&A and an opportunity for short one-to-one sessions.
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Twitter for Business Workshop

Tuesday, 25th March, 7:00pm

Louisa Maher, Digital Trainer at MOR SoltuionsAre you a little bit afraid of Twitter? Do you want to use Twitter for your Business? If your answer to these questions is YES, then you need to attend this seminar delivered by Louisa Maher and Network Louth Meath.
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DIY PR with Nicola Watkins

Thursday, 20th February, 7:30pm

Nicola Watkins of Network Ireland Louth MeathIf you’re like most business owners, getting a free plug on the radio or a good write up in a newspaper can be worth so much. But, when you’re working with a shoe-string budget for marketing, hiring a public relations company may not always be practical or affordable. The good news is that it’s possible to do your own PR! The secret is just knowing how to go about it and having access to the right tools.
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UX: Defined by Example

Wednesday 19th February, 7:30pm

Refresh BoyneUX Design has become a highly commoditised the term. That said, it has a very specific meaning and Laurence Veale will use this talk to define and claim it back!
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4 Steps to Effective Selling

Thursday 23rd January, 9:00am

Damien O'Brien of SME MattersIt all comes down to selling….. whether you are a multinational, an SME or a Sole Trader, you will only be able to realise your business’s full potential when you develop a systematic way to generate business and close sales. This morning seminar will give you an insight to the tools and methodologies on how to create a systematic way of selling. Whether you are new to selling or have been selling for years, the insights covered in this seminar will dramatically add to your sales toolbox!
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Introduction to MongoDB – A Refresh Boyne Event

Wednesday 15th January, 7:30pm

Refresh BoyneThe Mill are delighted to host the first ever talk at Refresh Boyne. Adam Comerford or MongoDB Inc will give an introduction to MongoDB at 7:30pm on Wednesday 15th January 2014.
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Louth County Enterprise Board – Enterprise Week

25th to 30th November

LCEBenterprise2013 We are delighted that The Mill hosted two events as part of the Louth County Enterprise Board’s programme for European SME Week 25th to 30th November.
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