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Well Christmas is done and dusted for another 12 mths , I hope you all had a great time.

January is a great month for new resolutions and I find I am full of excitement for the year ahead.

Maybe now is the time to schedule some networking activities into your diary ?.

Mallow Open Coffee is by now well estabhlised and we are always looking for ways to improve the opportunities that we can offer each other , whether it be support in the form of a sounding platform for you to come and discuss issues and concerns that you as an individual business owner may be finding . As they say a problem or concern shared is a problem halved .

Why don’t you come along and find out what we are all about ?. The group has a great variety of businesses and we find that lots of different topics are discussed each month.

We hope to see you at our next meet-up tomorrow the 10th of  January from 10 am in Springfort Hall , Mallow and if you need anymore information please feel free to contact : Grainne on 086 2119326 .

See you there and a very Happy and sucessful New Year to you all.

Grainne

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🙂 {{UPDATE: (Monday 4th) – We now have great Spot Prizes for those attending on the day. We will draw the winners using business cards, so make sure you bring yours

Huge thanks to

Ivan O’Donoghue (Spiralli Business Solutions)

William Healy (Crystal Computers)

Niamh Quinlan (Travel Counsellor)

Sharon Cregg  (Parkwest Flowers)

for donating so far. I have been duly informed by Brídhaven that there are more on the way  }} 🙂

Excitement is building for next months Open Coffee Mallow meet-up which is being held on Tuesday the 5th of July from 10 am at , Bridhaven Nursing Home. Paul and Mary Clare Rochford ,  have kindly invited  our group to visit their facilities (Enter Code QK1-07-62D here) and meet with their residents some of whom are previous business owners within the town of Mallow and surrounds. We are looking forward to hearing their stories of how it has been for them as a business owner , and we believe they will have invaluable business advice and stories to share.

Last months Open Coffee meeting (some photos here) was well supported. We also welcomed new visitors, Judith Power of Style Coach and Mairead O Sullivan of Fermoy Print and Design. Lots of positive vibes coming from the group and lots of ideas of how to be innovative about business in recessionary times .

I wondered how everyone would feel about an evening meet-up so I broached the subject of having a more casual gathering later in the Summer , I am thinking maybe late August or early September and going with a barbeque for members to mingle over some nibbles and a glass of vino or two ;-)) , this will also allow for some members whom have not been able to attend due to work restrictions or other reasons , I will contact you all again in regards to this.
Looking forward to seeing you all in Bridhaven next Tuesday.
Gráinne
P.S. If you require further information please feel free to contact either myself or Elaine and we would be more than happy to help you.

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Next Open Coffee – Tue JUNE 7th 2011, 10am – 12pm
Springfort Hall, Newtwopothouse, Co. Cork


We are hosting Mallow Open Coffee in July at Brídhaven Nursing Home. The purpose of hosting the Open Coffee at the Home will be to forge increased links between Brídhaven and business people/community in the Mallow and  North Cork area as well as to offer a chance to those in attendance to view the excellent facilities at Brídhaven.

Business Accolades currently held by Brídhaven Nursing Home.
·         In 2010 Brídhaven Nursing Home achieved 3 ISO Awards and Paul Rochford was recognised as Business Person of the Year by Mallow Chamber of Commerce.
·         In 2011 Brídhaven won an Irish Accomodation Services Industry award for Hygiene Standards and achieved an “Excellence Through People” quality standard  which is the national standard for human resource management.

Paul Rochford, owner of Brídhaven, recently won the Mallow Businessperson of the Year Award.

We look forward to an alternative event for July (esp as it is our 2nd birthday!!)

If you would like to host a Mallow Open Coffee event at your place of business, please let us know, or leave a comment below. They are a great opportunity to showcase your business, generate networking opportunities and support the concept of Open Coffee.

See you in Springfort Hall on June 7th!


Elaine & Gráinne

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Next Open Coffee – Tue MAY 3rd 2011, 10am – 12pm
Springfort Hall, Newtwopothouse, Co. Cork


If you would like to host a Mallow Open Coffee event at your place of business, please let us know. They are a great opportunity to showcase your business, generate networking opportunities and support the concept of Open Coffee.

See you next month!

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Next Open Coffee – Tue MARCH 1st 2011, 10am – 12pm
Springfort Hall, Newtwopothouse, Co. Cork

Yes, we have come to another chapter in Irish politics history. I feel the last chapter will make it into many history books, and “How to…” books. I predict a tense week in the run up to Friday 25th, when we get to use our voice, and pave a new future for Ireland.

We can discuss politics at next open coffee, or we can focus on business and discuss how 2011 is looking for our Business growth.

See you on Mar 1st!

Elaine

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Next Open Coffee – Tue FEBRUARY 1st 2011, 10am – 12pm
Springfort Hall, Newtwopothouse, Co. Cork

I just did a quick check to see if the first Tuesday of April lands on the 1st. Phew, it doesn’t, but the next two do, so it’s a great way to start your month, come meet a group of people who know what it is like to persevere, be pro-active, and get their business going.

I chose the title “Adversity introduces us to ourselves” because a man I met last year, the gentle and interesting Seán Gallagher, used this in a talk he was a giving. It made me think hard about the times we find ourselves in, and how easy some folk give in, give up, and others make the conscious decision not to take part in a recession.

Thankfully I have made the latter choice, and am confident about 2011 for business owners, despite what is happening in Ireland this very week.

However, the title rings most true for one of our regular attendees, Ivan O’Donoghue of Spiralli Business Solutions. Ivan appeared at Open Coffee earlier in the month, coming directly from his office, which only that morning had been completely destroyed by flooding, including the office, reception area, training rooms and office space that they rent out.

What was more amazing was, they are on the second floor. How did that happen? Read their blog post here to find out how he and his partner Niamh, have survived this tragedy and have no plans to fall victim to a “cause” beyond their control. What is inspirational about their story, is that they have decided to take charge of the “effect” and manage their own destiny for Spiralli.

Truly an inspirational story, and we can all learn from it wisely!

As Mondays go, today was rather non-eventful for me, and not very productive for various reasons. But I did have a blog post published today on Bloggertone, aptly named “BEAT THE MONDAY MORNING BLUES“. So if you are struggling with your Monday mornings, pop over and have a read.

See you soon,

Elaine

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Next Open Coffee – Tue OCTOBER 5th 2010, 10am – 12pm
Springfort Hall, Newtwopothouse, Co. Cork

ALSO

SOCIAL MEDIA WORKSHOP – OCTOBER 19th 10:00am sharp

Have a look at the Workshops Page for more details

Indeed!! We are jazzing things up a bit at Mallow Open Coffee and offering every business owner the opportunity to learn more about Social Media and how it will impact and benefit their business, or not!

This initiative has come about because of the constant questions that arise at the coffee meetings, about Social Media, Social Networking, Web 2.0, blogging etc. Business owners are wondering if it is of any use for their specific industry. So we thought it best to hold an informative workshop where these questions are addressed. Head over to the Workshop Page to find out more.

A couple more new faces this month, and diversification was at the top of the list. (more…)

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