Aimee Connolly Sculpted by Aimee

Going for Growth is an amazing programme for anyone and everyone. The minute you start the sessions you automatically feel inspired and raring to go in terms of your goals and to do lists. It is so refreshing being around successful businesswomen and even nicer that you feel comfortable to share and seek advice. I would recommend this programme to everyone – it is really something that stays with you.

Aine Gleeson

Going for Growth has been a fantastic support for my business.  It was my day in the month to leave the operations of my business and work with like-minded inspiring women on my business.  It has made me focus on following through even when it gets difficult.  It has provided amazing, informative workshops on relevant subjects like Finance and Branding and I was able to grow my business almost immediately from what I learnt.  I now have a clear vision of where I am going with my business and have weekly and monthly goals that are GETTING DONE!  I suppose I am one of the lucky businesswomen in Ireland who was chosen for Going for Growth.  It was the ‘kick start’ I needed to move ahead and every day I tell myself “There is Nothing Stopping Me”.

Aoife Rhattigan Restless.Design

Restless.Design has benefitted greatly from the Going for Growth programme. I now have a clear vision of what the company represents and how I want it to grow over the next few years. We are heading for double our turnover in 2019 and all going according to plan doubling our staff too. It’s also not just about the business, it’s about the camaraderie amongst the women, and so many times in business you question yourself. It’s empowering to talk and share with other women who are on a similar journey. This programme has given me renewed ambition and confidence about where Restless.Design can go and that I have the power to take it there.

Bernie Connell Cinderella Shoes

The Going for Growth programme was an amazing experience. I met the most fantastic businesswomen and the whole programme was a very enjoyable and rewarding experience, which will benefit my business well into the future.

Caroline Dunlea Core Optimisation

I have found the Going for Growth programme to be a very positive experience. My Lead Entrepreneur and the other members of my group were so insightful and gave fantastic advice and support to each other. I found that we shared similar concerns and issues and could learn from sharing these experiences. I always walked away from each session feeling energised and enthused with clear and practical actions to bring back to my business. I would not hesitate to recommend this to any business looking to take some time out to plan for your next phase of growth.

Claire O’Boyle Gallagher Green Man Wines

Going for Growth has been a fantastic opportunity for both personal and professional development. I have learned so much from all the other women in this cycle, from the Lead Entrepreneurs and the broader community. I feel very privileged to be part of this inspirational and dynamic community and hope that I can give back as much as I gain and have gained already from my experience. I encourage any female entrepreneur with ambitions for personal and business growth to become part of the Going for Growth family.

Danielle Conneely Coco Boutique

I would recommend any woman running her own business to apply for the Going for Growth programme. It made me look at my business in a way I never thought possible. I have learned to implement systems which now helps me run the company more efficiently.   The biggest change though was it made me believe in myself. I set and then achieved goals I never thought possible.

Eileen Keane Monread CRM

I would highly recommend the Going for Growth Programme to entrepreneurs that want to take their business to the next level. This program cuts through the noise, focuses the mind and delivers results.

Elaine Madigan Elaine Madigan Cashmere

I am proud to say I have just completed the 11th cycle of Going for Growth.  I highly recommend any female entrepreneur  apply for the programme.  It has given me a network which I have needed for a long time.  The connection with like-minded women who are willing to share their experience and to listen with open and critical minds is paramount to this group.  If you are lucky enough to be chosen it will change your life for the better.

Emer Curran IELA-Dublin

Going for Growth has been an incredible experience for me personally and my business.  Being part of a community of women with a shared passion to achieve, even when the most difficult challenges present, has been inspirational.   Through our Lead Entrepreneurs support and leadership, our roundtable sessions motivated and focused me to rethink my goals and to make smarter strategic decisions to enable and facilitate growth.

Fiona Fitzsimons Betty and Biddy

One of the best decisions I made for myself and my business. I found an unwavering amount of counsel and support in my group. The programme provided me with the clarity and ambition I needed for moving forward to the next stage in my business.

Jennifer Corley Veterinary Advances

Going for Growth is an amazing experience. As a female entrepreneur from a highly male dominated sector I’d never really understood how empowering it is to be in a room surrounded only by other dynamic, intelligent, successful women. It really gave me the confidence to take the lead in my business, make necessary changes and really go after goals I might previously have seen as dreams. Now they are targets and I’m going to achieve them thanks to this ‘just in time’ advice.

Karen Dempsey KD Cosmetics

I would highly recommend the Going for Growth programme for anyone who has their own business. I think all aspects of each type of business would benefit from the programme. Sometimes, even by listening to others’ successful and unsuccessful stories we can all learn. Thank you to all the Going for Growth Lead Entrepreneurs and participants for making this an experience that I will never forget.

Kelly Ging Kelly Lou Cakes

Going for Growth has been a game changer for my business. It has opened my mind and given me the confidence I needed to continue and grow my business. The networking and friendships that are built have been so valuable to me and will continue long after the programme is finished.

Loretta Ní Ghabháin Lorg Media

I was so delighted to be chosen for the Going For Growth programme it was such an an excellent learning curve.  The only way we grow is by continuing to learn. It created a super network and supports system. Having the opportunity to surround yourself and commit to others who have taken this road of entrepreneurship before you, has been one great journey, a journey I’m still on with the tribe I found while on this programme.

Maria Reidy Maria Reidy Events

Participating in Going for Growth was without doubt the best thing I have ever done for my business. My sales have grown, opportunities have arisen for me as a result and I have expanded into new offices with a showroom and a large warehouse.

Mary O’Brien VideoDoc

Going for Growth is invaluable to people building and scaling a business. The access to the Lead Entrepreneurs and the Community is so beneficial.

Natalie Fitzgerald Irish Crafts

The Going for Growth opportunity, like most in business, came at an extremely hectic time. We were expanding our business premises and considering investing in new technology to grow our online business.   The monthly meetings gave me the distance and head-space, with great sounding boards, to evaluate the opportunity, make decisions and ensure I implemented the means to measure results as we move forward.

Natasha McDonald Tir na nÓg Clinic

I would highly recommend the Going for Growth programme.  I went into it a single business owner and came out as part of a group, who will continue to meet and bounce ideas off each other, share stories and help each other when needed. It was so inspiring, informative, emotional and supporting to be part of such a wonderful group of women.

Romina Marsella Romina Daniel Hair and Beauty

When I applied for the Going for Growth programme, I had goals for my business but I now have a clear vision of how to achieve my goals. I also have a community of like-minded women whom I can call upon for advice and encouragement when needed and this will be invaluable for me going forward.

Sallyann Marron Sallyann's Handmade Bags

Going for Growth has enabled me to take an overview of my business, to analyse and discuss it with my team members and Lead Entrepreneur.  Their feedback, experience and knowledge, as well as their questioning of my strategy, has seen me emerge from the Going for Growth programme stronger, more confident and more focused on the key priorities for my business. I also feel to have made firm friends with my group and we have already made plans to meet up again soon. This is a fantastic network of entrepreneurs to be a part of.