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20-Jan-2017 A New Mindset for Success in 2017!

 

It’s early January and the New Year’s resolutions are still intact. A group of dynamic ladies joined us at Causeway Enterprise Agency for that unique blend of inspiration and coffee that our Women in Business events always offer. Fiona Bradley facilitated a session with the very apt title ‘New Year – new mindset for success in 2017’. After grabbing a coffee and a luscious raspberry and white scone, we took the opportunity to connect with our fellow female entrepreneurs, particularly seeking out introductions with those ladies we were meeting for the first time. Together, we spent a couple hours focused on a positive mindset and obliterating those barriers that impede progress.

The great theologian and poet Francois Fenelon once said, ‘The more you say, the less people remember’. It can be said that it’s always the mark of an excellent event, when the participants have more to say than the facilitator, yet we all go home having learnt something. In the group, we talked about where we want to be in 2017, and we realised everyone has different priorities. And when it comes to surmounting roadblocks, everyone listened to how other people in the group have overcome something similar. That’s collaborative learning at its best!

Fiona kept the pace moving nicely, and did a great job of bringing ideas out for everyone’s benefit. Hopefully we all learnt the resilience to stick to our resolutions beyond the last week in January for once! There was a sense of a collective goal for 2017 around us adopting a positive mindset and taking small steps each day towards achieving our vision.

 

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05-Dec-2016 Jayne brings home ‘Women in Business Award’ to the North Coast

 

Seen here recently receiving ‘Best in Professional Services-Small Business’, is winner Jayne Taggart Chief Executive of the Causeway Enterprise Agency Coleraine, presented by Women in Business with Sponsor Representative from the Progressive Building Society.

Jayne brings home ‘Women in Business Award’ to the North Coast.

In recognition of the exceptional work delivered by Jayne Taggart CEO of the Causeway Enterprise Agency in Coleraine, Women in Business has presented Jayne with the ‘Best in Professional Services – Small Business’ Award.

The annual award ceremony showcases and acknowledges the hard work and achievements of some of the most successful, entrepreneurial and inspiring business women throughout Northern Ireland. Now in their 6th year, all sectors and industries are invited so that the best of home grown female entrepreneurs are recognised. This is particularly for the valuable contribution that women make to the economic life of Northern Ireland.

Jayne Taggart, Chief Executive Causeway Enterprise Agency Coleraine, is an ambassador and coordinator of the Women in Business network for the Causeway Coast & Glens area. Proactively developing opportunities for business networking events, these are held throughout the north coast inviting members and non-members to participate.

Upon receiving her award, Jayne stated “this is a great honour for me and my team at the CEA. I wish to acknowledge their support, as we are all very passionate about making the north coast a great place to do business.

“I genuinely feel privileged to do the work we do, supporting our start-ups and micro businesses within the area. It is a rewarding position, to be able to support others to realise their dreams. Making that leap of faith to start your own business shows great courage, particularly for female entrepreneurs”.

John Armstrong, Chairman of the Causeway Enterprise Agency stated, “We are delighted to hear of Jayne’s success in the Women in Business awards. This reflects accurately her professional efforts in the local community and as CEO of Causeway Enterprise Agency she is delivering on the ambitious strategic goals that have been set by the Board.”

This award was judged on businesswoman who consistently exceed the requirements of internal and external customers. This includes consistently meeting or exceeding challenging objectives, delivering the highest levels of service responsiveness and innovation within a professional practice.

Jayne continued, “We have some amazing ambassadors and role models in this area and it was fantastic to see three of them recognised for their business development. These include winner of the ‘WIB Excellence in IT’ award Sue McLaughlin of Bluebird Care and finalists Geri Martin of Chocolate Manor and Alex McGarry of The Bubbly Bar.

“I strongly encourage any new entrepreneurs, especially women, to come forward with their ideas, and avail of the opportunities to showcase their achievements and support others. These awards put out a strong message that women across the country are making a positive contribution to our local economy. I extend a warm welcome for more to join our local network, and enjoy the benefits of networking with a group of like-minded women, sharing the challenges and journey of running a business, and who knows…become future award nominees and winners themselves!”

For a list of the forthcoming Women in Business networking events and other opportunities provided by the Causeway Enterprise Agency Coleraine, go to www.causeway-enterprise.co.uk with additional information available on Facebook and Twitter, or telephone 028 7035 6318

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Latest Events

28-Feb-2017
Potential of Crowdfunding for SMEs

 

Economic growth is increasingly reliant on the growing sharing economy, and the imperative to use SME growth as the bedrock for future economic development. This combination drives new possibilities presented by alternative finance and tech-enabled financial solutions. The aim of this study is to examine the perceptions of both lending bankers and SME owner-managers with respect to the potential of crowdfunding solutions in funding start-up SMEs.

This event will be of particular interest to financers, bankers and SMEs.

10am – Registration and refreshments

10.30am – Welcome (Provost, Professor Raffaella Folli)

10.40am – Launch of the Report (Professor Mark Durkin)

10.50am – Key findings from the Report (Professor Anthony Gandy)

11.30am – Q&A

11.45am – Networking and close

Professor Mark Durkin is Executive Dean of the Ulster University Business School. Prior to joining Ulster Mark spent over a decade in various service, sales and strategic marketing roles within the Bank of Ireland Group. His teaching and research focus remains at the marketing / technology interface and he is currently examining digital competency sets for marketing managers and exploring the role of crowdfunding within the SME-Bank relationship. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, a Fellow of the Institute of Banking and is a Senior Fellow of the UK’s Higher Education Academy. He has published over 50 peer reviewed academic papers and is an invited scholar to Babson College in Boston and Philadelphia University. He is also part of the ‘World Famous Scientist and Scholars Visit Hubei Programme’ in China.

Professor Anthony Gandy is a visiting professor at The London Institute of Banking & Finance teaching and researching bank strategy, channel strategy and regulation. His primary professional experience is in the conjuncture of bank strategy and technology-driven change and he has worked in these areas for banks and trade press journals and as a consultant to global IT companies and banks. In addition, he publishes on the history of strategy and technological change and holds a PhD from the LSE.

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09-Mar-2017
Be Bold For Change - Inaugural Female Entrepreneurs Conference

Causeway Enterprise Agency and Women in Business

Causeway Enterprise and Women in Business are delighted to announce their Inaugural Female Entrepreneur Conference #BeBoldForChange on 09th March 2017 at the beautiful Drenagh House in Limavady.

To mark and celebrate International Women’s Day we are aligning with their global theme “Be Bold for Change” and have designed an inspiring conference to inspire all delegates by providing you with world class speakers who will share their view on building an ambitious business in changing times: the challenges, the lessons and the joys.Our keynote speakers, panels and breakout sessions will explore business start-up, business growth and you. This Conference is about you, how you hold the passion, energy and importantly the ambition for your business.

We are excited to announce our line-up:

Key Note Speakers: Dr Leah Totten, Petra M. Wetzel and Tina McKenzie!
Host: Sarah Travers
Panel: 6+ entrepreneurs whose names we will be announced during February 2017

This half day conference will be in celebration of International Women’s Day and will also include a Gala Lunch. It will be a day of inspiration, networking and learning, with thought-provoking insights, and honest advice to help your company grow and thrive!

We have organised Networking Coaches from Belfast and Coleraine to Limavady *Limited Spaces Available*

Costs (All prices are inclusive of VAT)

*Please select your option (1, 2 or 3 when booking your ticket)

Option 1: Conference Ticket: £35

Option 2: Conference Ticket + Networking Coach from Belfast: £40 per person

Option 3: Conference Ticket + Networking Coach from Coleraine: £38 per person

To Book your ticket click here!

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