first_imgMake sure you book your seat! – Joe Mangan of Mangan Tours and Michael Tunney, CEO of Donegal County Enterprise Board pictured as details were unveiled of this year’s line up of events for Enterprising Donegal Business week from Monday March 4 to Friday March 8. All events are free, but registration is required by sending an e.mail to: [email protected]’s business community – and indeed those just thinking of establishing a business – will be given fresh inspiration and hope by the stunning list of high-profile speakers lined up for this year’s Enterprising Donegal Business Week.The week is organised by Donegal County Enterprise Board, in conjunction with its enterprise partners in Donegal.The programme of free events aims to inspire and motivate people to consider starting their own business while at the same time provide a learning and networking forum for those already in business. Business Week will run at venues across the county from Monday 4th March to Friday March 8th with workshops, seminars and other interesting events.“Donegal Business Week is now firmly established in the business calendar of Donegal and offers an annual opportunity for people in business and those thinking about starting a business, to make some time to hear how others have overcome obstacles or seized opportunities to either develop their business or achieve in their lives,” said Michael Tunney, Chief Executive of Donegal County Enterprise Board in advance of the launch this week.He added that once again this year’s week-long programme has a range of speakers, workshops and seminars all aimed at providing opportunities for learning and networking.“The ultimate objective is to help established businesses and indeed new start-ups to grow and develop which will assist the economy of our county,” he added. Those interested in establishing a new business and indeed existing businesses in the county will learn much from the week’s opening event, a workshop on ‘Starting a Business’ on Monday March 4 in the Regional Cultural centre in Letterkenny.Facilitated by Gerry Moan, a business trainer who has spent a lifetime working with hundreds of Irish owned small and medium sized businesses, the workshop will also hear from local entrepreneurs Michael Black of Optimal Fitness, Joseph Mangan of Mangan Tours, Mary Hannon of Hannon Green, Stephen Harris of Auto Fast Fit and Martin Hilferty of Orbit Security.In addition all the county’s development agencies will also be in attendance at the workshop to provide advice to those in attendance who are keen to get started on establishing their own business.The afternoon session on Monday March 4th will see the official launch of the week’s events by John Perry TD, Minister for Small Business before the keynote address by Oceans7 swimmer, Steve Redmond.And any business in the county who might feel they are swimming against the tide will surely take inspiration from what Mr Redmond has to say as he explains how he became the first person in the world to complete all seven open-water swims that make up the Ocean’s Seven challenge. Later that evening in An Grianán Hotel in Burt Cathal McLaughlin and Paul McGonigle of McLaughlin and McGonigle Chartered Certified Accountants, will host an event certain to interest every business person entitled ‘Cash is King – Managing your Cash Flow.’ The aim of that workshop is to help people discover how to make sure their business has enough cash to survive.The week-long programme continues with events in Burt, Letterkenny, Ballybofey, Kilcar and Donegal Town finishing on Friday March 8th in Solis Lough Eske Hotel in Donegal Town with a seminar on ‘Improving your business through team development.”All of the week’s events are free, but registration is necessary. To register email [email protected] or telephone 074 9160735Donegaldaily.com – Donegal’s No1 News & Sports Website Follow the leader on:https://twitter.com/DonegalDailyENTERPRISING DONEGAL BUSINESS WEEK TO INSPIRE AND MOTIVATE was last modified: February 13th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:County Enterprise BoardDonegal Enterprise Weeklast_img read more

first_imgA MAN took remote control of a Donegal woman’s computer and demanded a credit card payment of €249 to release it, the victim has said.The computer hijacker – thankfully – didn’t get away with the money or the scam.But the victim is warning other people to be vigilant. “Our landline rang at 8pm, my mother in law answered an Indian sounding man was on the other side telling her our internet had been hacked and to go to the computer immediately,” she said.“At this stage she passed me the phone so assuming this person was calling from 3, I did as he instructed and within minutes he had control of the computer and told me I had to pay €249 to regain control of my computer and asked for my credit card details – which I did not give him.“He started to get abusive and threatening so I hung up and tried to shut down my computer which I could not as he was changing all settings and I had no control at all.“I switched off computer and when I went to turn it back on he had it password protected and I could not use it at all. I was very lucky as later when I turned it on again the computer itself recognised suspicious activity had taken place and offer me the chance to reset it to a previous setting.” The victim said she wanted other people to be wary of the bogus callers.“I would like to warn other people in Donegal about this as I found it very distressing and a huge invasion of privacy.” she said. BLACKMAIL MAN TOOK CONTROL OF MY COMPUTER AND DEMANDED €249 was last modified: October 6th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:blackmailcomputerdonegalhackersWarninglast_img read more