Aisling Callaghan Wilson Security Systems
The Going for Growth Programme was a fantastic opportunity for me to look at my business and focus on moving forward with a clear and crisp plan for growth. By working through the programme, I now have more confidence and belief in my own competencies and feel better equipped to achieve my goals and objectives. Myself and my business, Wilson Security are set up for success.
Alison Stroh Dr.Coy's Health Foods Ltd.
The Going for Growth roundtables were very beneficial for sharing learnings in a confidential manner with other start-ups who have experienced similar or different challenges in their business. I have gained practical advice from theme-specific workshops. And I have been truly inspired by my Lead Entrepreneur’s energy, commitment and passion for the business, as well as her continued support for other female founders.
Ann Chapman Stonechat Jewellers
I cannot recommend Going for Growth highly enough. It is a serious programme for women who are looking to drive their business. The advice, support and encouragement are second to none, and I would implore any business woman who is considering taking part to apply.
Anne McGoldrick Spectrum Health
This programme is all about clarity, confidence and camaraderie in equal measures. I have gained personally and professionally from Going for Growth and have thoroughly enjoyed myself in the process.
Annie Brosnan Bodibro Ltd.
Going for Growth is one of the best things I have ever done for our business, Bodibro – I have been encouraged, inspired and motivated. Our Lead Entrepreneur is one of the most powerful and inspiring women I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. I have gained so much from the Going for Growth programme. Our business has grown, our staff count has grown and some invaluable lessons have been learned. I am honoured to now be a part of the Going for Growth Community.
Aoife Lawler The Irish Fairy Door Company
Going for Growth aims to grow businesses, but it grew me as a business owner also.
Caroline O Connor CSGL Electrical Wholesalers Ltd.
Going for Growth was a great experience, meeting like-minded women who encouraged and inspired you to focus and succeed no matter how difficult it gets.
Charlotte Bradshaw Dylan Bradshaw
Being part of the Going for Growth 10th cycle has been a remarkable experience. It has been energising and motivating from the start. It is an opportunity to look at yourself and your business. Being a business owner can be daunting at times, but with this journey you are taking it with people who are in similar circumstances and have the same ambition as you – and that’s to get the best outcome for your business and your life. I cannot recommend Going for Growth highly enough, it is without question one of the best experiences in my professional life.
Deirdre Fee Medical Mobility
Through our Lead Entrepreneur and Going for Growth, we as a group have been able to share our experiences good and not so good, in both running and up-scaling our businesses. What a wonderful group of women. Everybody felt equal. The positive energy in that room each and every day was absolutely electric and left our heads buzzing with ideas after each session.
Dorothy Kiely Avery Retail Ireland
Going for Growth has been very beneficial. The support of other women in my group ensured that I could look at my business analytically and critically and not be afraid to make the necessary changes. Once decisions were taken the ongoing support and encouragement made me feel confident to pursue my goals. I would highly recommend Going for Growth as a supportive environment for success.
Emma Maclean Macleans Cleaning Services
The Going for Growth experience has been hugely beneficial and productive for me personally and also for my business. Having to work towards goals each month and to take time to use balcony thinking to look at the business and where it is heading in the future has proven very beneficial. I would recommend it to anyone who is thinking of applying. Having support from your peer group and having the benefit of some of Ireland’s leading business women at your disposal is a great opportunity for anyone who is serious about growing their business.
Eva Clarke Tony Clarke Ltd.
Going for Growth has given me the focus and time away from the daily business to truly focus on my growth plans for the future. I have built up a network of hugely successful women. I would recommend it to anyone who truly wants to grow their business.
Irene McGrath Kerona Scientific Ltd.
Participating on Going for Growth was a very rewarding experience for Kerona. The practical and structured approach was very interesting to work through, and we learned a lot about our business, allowing us to address shortfalls and put improvements in place.
Jennifer Rock The Skin Nerd
This programme inspires me, motivates me, grounds and focuses me. I’ve developed business friends and allies for life. It has been one of the most significant aspects in my business to date.
Joan O’Meara Allure Hair and Beauty Salon and Midland College Of Hair, Make-Up and Beauty
Going for Growth was hugely important in helping me to focus on what’s important for the business, especially in terms of where I am now and where I want to be. It helped me gain clarity for the future. And I have made a host of new friends within this wonderful programme.
Joan Woods Waters + Wild perfumery
Going for Growth was an inspiration. With a wonderful Lead Entrepreneur and a group of amazing women, it became a safe and supportive place to discuss and grow your business.
Katie Gilroy Urbun Cafe
Going for Growth has provided me with the tools and more importantly, the confidence to drive my business forward. Being held to account not only by our Lead Entrepreneur but by the whole group, meant that by each session we were eager to make progress in relation to our goals and milestones.
Keira Kennedy KDK
Going for Growth was the best thing we have done since starting our business! A lot of other programmes and initiatives talk about helping women in business but Going for Growth actually does. It was such a positive and extremely productive experience for our business.
Louella Morton TestReach
Growing for Growth is quite unique in providing a safe environment for company owners to share best practice, discuss their concerns and get really useful advice and guidance from those who are more experienced. It can be a game-changer for your business.
Louise Lonergan Lonergan Corporate Gifts Ltd
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Niamh O’Neill Niamh O’Neill
Going for Growth has had a lasting impact on my business. Ambitions for our business are no longer in our heads, but they are on paper and have deadlines for completion. My Lead Entrepreneur challenged me on key areas of my business which has led to me making bigger decisions and taking bigger risks which will pay off.
Rachel Twomey Twomey’s Supervalu
Going for Growth has been such an incredible journey. It has given so much to me in terms of the specialist expertise, mentoring and of course comradery. Working in and on your business can be a lonely place – Going for Growth eliminated that loneliness and provided much, much more.
Sadie Chowen The Burren Perfumery
Attending Going for Growth gave me the focus, expertise and encouragement to look at my business afresh and bring new enthusiasm to areas that would benefit from attention. I gained valuable business skills as well as having gained a new business network for support and experienced advice. It was extremely well organised and I would sign up for it again without hesitation.
Sarah Jane Brangam Piranha Beverages T/A Cult Drinks
Going for Growth is one of the best things I have done for myself personally and my business. It gave me time out every month with like-minded ambitious women to work on my business and put my growth plans into practice. I really could not have achieved what I have in my business over the last six months without the input of this group of trusted inspirational women and of course the strong solid advice from our Lead Entrepreneur.
Sharon Bannerton Bannerton
Going for Growth was a challenging and thought-provoking exercise that introduced structure to my business development planning and unique insights I would not have encountered without the diversity and openness of the group – thank you!
Sinead Gallagher Renew Skin Clinic
Going for Growth has been one of the best experiences of my professional career to date. It has given us great insight into other businesses and how they are operating, while also getting great advice and support from fellow entrepreneurs and my Lead Entrepreneur. I would highly recommend any female entrepreneur to apply for the Going for Growth programme- it really has changed my vision and goals for my business.
Vicki O Callaghan BabyBoo.ie
I couldn’t recommend the Going for Growth programme more to any business in their first few years of growth. From a strategic point of view, you will gain invaluable knowledge and feedback from peers and from the Lead Entrepreneurs. The workshops provide excellent advice which you would otherwise find it difficult to access. Don’t think twice about applying.