Ballyhaunis GAA Community Day

Preparations by officers and members of the Ballyhaunis GAA Club along with a team of volunteers are hard at work putting finishing touches to what should be a very special event/day. All are welcome to the Ballyhaunis GAA Community Day @ the Ballyhaunis GAA Grounds on Saturday 23rd July at 2.30pm.  Ballyhaunis GAA would like to invite all to come along and have fun on the day and also would like to ask everyone in the parish to show your Pride of Place by flying your club, county and national flags on Sat July 23

Business Mentoring

TheLocal Enterprise Office Castlebar  provides business advice and mentoring to existing and potential clients. 
Business Meeting
This free service is geared towards those who are considering starting their own businesses, those who have recently done so and existing start ups that are moving to the next stage of their development. A business advice and counselling meeting will initially point you in the right direction and help you prioritise the actions you need to implement to make progress.

Interest rate cut for small business

New mentoring assistance available for micro-enterprises through Local Enterprise Offices

The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Mary Mitchell-O’Connor T.D., today (17th June) welcomed the news that Microfinance Ireland (or MFI), the not-for-profit Government Agency providing funded finance to micro-enterprises, is offering micro-businesses the opportunity to avail of a cut in its interest rates (down by 1%) from 1st July 2016.

R&D Fund Standard Projects

Overview of the R&D Fund Standard Projects (Maximum Grant of €650,000)
The R&D Fund exists to support projects which have the potential to develop novel products and services with a clear competitive advantage in their target market. This will enable companies to increase employment through sustainable and substantially increased sales.
The R&D Fund will help companies to achieve the following:
A demonstrable connection between R&D and the overall business objectives.

Ballyhaunis Community School Students - National Student Enterprise Award

This morning I met with 5 lovely young men Jason Reinhardt (12), Joshua Webb (12), Cian Walsh (13), Merlin Pearson (12) and Kevin Durkan (12) (and their teacher Bernie Osgood) from Ballyhaunis Community School who won the Mayo Student Enterprise Award and now go onto represent Mayo in the All-Ireland Finals in April.  These budding young Entrepreneurs set up their own Company “The Story of My Life” which is the title of their aptly named book which is a 50 year diary that they designed and produced themselves.  When asked why they entered the competition the answer was the same as any other