Donegal Business Networking Platform

Great Investment of Your Time

Networking Donegal

Connecting local businesses with each other

Facilitating new connections locally in Donegal and opportunities globally.

Making Business Networking fast and effective for local Donegal businesses.

The best 45 or 90 minutes Business Networking in Donegal.

Try it and be surprised by who knows who or who offers what locally.

Upcoming Networking opportunities in Donegal in 2021

Every Third Wednesday “Lunch & Learn”. 30 Minutes talk from a recognised expert and 15 minutes for questions. A Blended or Hybrid event via Zoom and in person when possible in the Radisson Hotel. We will have speakers such as these on topics like:

Business Management : Annette Houston from Bright Academy  and Michael Boyd at Boyd HR, as well as Dr Clare Ryan at ITUS Technologies and the effervescent Pádraic Ó Maille.

Digital Marketing : Marie Shields at Moss Marketing, Michael MacGinty at MEANit Web Design Agency and Mary Crawford from The Right Angle, plus 9who do you want to hear).

Finance for Business : Enda Mulligan on raising finance for business, Kristine Reynolds or Eamonn Stevenson on Employee Pensions, Maura Ginty on business tax advice and the LEO on supports.

Let us know what you want to learn and who from. Put the kettle on or grab a bowl of soup. Put the third Wednesday in your diary to benefit from good advice and a bit of craic.

In conjunction with Letterkenny Chamber, Donegal Women in Business Network and Donegal Business Network  Tech North West SkillNet Sponsored by Donegal ETB and the media partners Business Matters at Highland Radio.

July 21st  – “Instagram Advertising & Creative Content TipsA short 30 minute guide on Instagram Advertising & Creative Content Tips for small businesses. Event was  via Zoom.
Lunch & Learn for 45 minutes May 21st 1.00 pm to 1.45 pm   Booking via Eventbrite.  Or click HERE to give us your feedback. See recording before July 27th HERE. Access Passcode: Insta2021!

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What you will learn.

This short session will tap into the ‘social-six’ Instagram tips to help you to understand your business Instagram profile, and uncover the features within that could best benefit your marketing. From hashtags to stories, reels to shopping tags – we’ll simplify and demystify the app, and set everyone up for Insta success!

During this session, we will take participants through:

The social-six: what we’ll cover:

1. Perfecting your shop window display: is your Instagram profile sending the right message when a potential customer visits your profile? We’ll establish the basics.

2. Nailing your bio: oh the old elevator pitch, it’s here to stay, today – it takes the form of your Instagram profile ‘bio section’ have you harnessed yours?

3. To hashtag or not to hashtag…: Spoiler: Always use (the right!) hashtags. We’ll go over how, where, which and why to use those useful little waffles.

4. Camera Roll(ing): From photos to videos, we’ll take a look at lives, carousels, reels, IGTV and figure out the best way to showcase your business in this fast paced world.

5. Sponsored by…: Paid-for posts, we’ll talk through putting budget behind your posts and connecting with Facebook (built in automations) to run ads.

6. Team work makes the dream work: Collaborating with influencers, running competitions, working with other businesses to grow your profile, what is worth doing, we’ll look at the ideal tactics.

 

 

Who is the event for?

Small to medium sized businesses who market their products and services on social media, and are currently using Instagram/are interested in using Instagram to reach the right audiences. If you’re curious about how Instagram works from a business perspective, and how you can make the most out of the platform to market your business, then this online event is for you.

Speaker Bio: Marie Shields (Moss Marketing) is experienced in helping businesses to create and maintain successful digital marketing campaigns. Turning small business social media accounts into strategic online channels. Delivering digital content, plans and training to help grow, resonate and sell. Intentional marketing with lasting impact – and the right results.

‘Lunch n Learn’ every third Wednesday of the month – via Zoom and in the Radisson Hotel. In conjunction with Letterkenny Chamber, Donegal Women in Business Network and Donegal Business Network.  Tech NorthWest Skillnet

Sponsored by Donegal ETB and the media partners Business Matters at Highland Radio

August 18th  – “Human Resources’ – ” A short 30 minute guide on remote employment for small businesses.
Event via Zoom.
Lunch & Learn for 45 minutes August 18th 1.00 pm to 1.45 pm   Booking via Eventbrite.  Or click HERE to give us your feedback.

 

What you will learn.

•TBC

Who is the event for?

• TBC

Speaker Bio: Michael Boyd CEO at Boyd HR

Every third Wednesday of the month – via Zoom and in the Radisson Hotel. In conjunction with Letterkenny Chamber, Donegal Women in Business Network and Donegal Business Network.  Tech NorthWest Skillnet

Sponsored by Donegal ETB and the media partners Business Matters at Highland Radio

May 19th  – “Back to Business Safely” A short 30 minute guide on our responsibilities to reopen safely with Annette Houston from Bright Academy. Event via Zoom.
Lunch & Learn for 45 minutes May 19th 1.00 pm to 1.45 pm   Booking via Eventbrite.  Or click HERE to give us your feedback.

What you will learn.

• What control measures are required under the Work Safely Protocol

• How to ensure staff and client safety from Covid 1A short 30 minute guide on our responsibilities to reopen safely.

• Lead Worker responsibilities

• Return to work induction and training

• Dealing with Covid19 outbreaks in the workplace

Who is the event for?

• Businesses that deal with members of the public

• Businesses that have staff working on site or remotely

Speaker Bio: Annette Houston is the CEO of FM Services Group and Bright Academy and has been helping keep the built environment safe since 1994. She has helped hundreds of businesses to implement covid response plans and hygiene processes during the pandemic.

Every third Wednesday of the month – via Zoom and in the Radisson Hotel. In conjunction with Letterkenny Chamber, Donegal Women in Business Network and Donegal Business Network.  Tech NorthWest Skillnet

Sponsored by Donegal ETB and the media partners Business Matters at Highland Radio

June 16th  – “Cyber Security – Email set up for small businesses” A short 30 minute guide on how to set up secure email for small businesses.
Event via Zoom.
Lunch & Learn for 45 minutes June 16th 1.00 pm to 1.45 pm   Booking via Eventbrite.  Or click HERE to give us your feedback.

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What you will learn.

•The 10 Tell Signs of Phishing emails

Who is the event for?

• Businesses that use email

• Businesses that have staff members working on their email

• Businesses that want to avoid costly hacks or work outages, scams or ransom demands

Imagine if your email system, unknown to you, was being used to spam and scam

Speaker Bio: Dr Clare Ryan has 15 years experience in Managed Services and Cyber Security and is a co founder at ITUS Technologies. Clare is also a Director at Perita a Cyber Security specialist for industry. And her advice is widely sought after in the cyber security arena.

Every third Wednesday of the month – via Zoom and in the Radisson Hotel. In conjunction with Letterkenny Chamber, Donegal Women in Business Network and Donegal Business Network.  Tech NorthWest Skillnet

Sponsored by Donegal ETB and the media partners Business Matters at Highland Radio

September 15th  – “Are you Ready – Selling Strategies for a new landscape, Post Covid 19 – Jo Collins of Sales Performance

Sales-Recovery-15-22-Sept-2020First of two events via Zoom.   September 15th 11.00 am to 12.00 pm   Click the link below to watch the recording now. Or click HERE to give us your feedback.

Selling has become more challenging. For that reason it’s important to consider your sales process and sales plan for your business.
The key goal of this workshop was to help you establish a sales plan that examines 3 areas of your business.
We explored ideas and suggestions on how to create and action a plan that focusses on driving sales.

In conjunction with Letterkenny Chamber, Donegal Women in Business Network and Donegal Business Network.
Sponsored by Donegal ETB and the media partners Business Matters at Highland Radio

September 22nd “Are you Ready – Selling Strategies for a new landscape, Post Covid 19 – Jo Collins of Sales Performance .

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Lead generation.  What to consider and where to invest your time.

Second of two events via Zoom.   September 22nd 11.00 am to 12.00 pm   To read more or book – Click the Link now

To create new leads you also have to have clarity on your customer value proposition. Customers are interested in the benefits of doing business with you.

In this session, will explore a 3-step process to help you focus your sales conversation on customer benefits.

In conjunction with Letterkenny Chamber, Donegal Women in Business Network and Donegal Business Network.

Sponsored by Donegal ETB and the media partners Business Matters at Highland Radio.

 

See video at https://vimeo.com/461464811/25455304ae

Supporters

Sponsors

“I never miss a Networking Donegal event”
Bert Galbraith

CEO, Galbraith Construction

“Networking Donegal leads to loads of local connections for me”
Denis Finnegan

Owner, Finn Media

“We meet new business connections at these events”
James Garza

Fund Manager, Trillium Capital

Networking Donegal is a constant source of new suppliers”
Edel MacGinty

CFO, Meanit Web Design Agency