Currently, six young entrepreneurs in the Donegal County Council area are participating in the START phase of the programme which is providing a blend of one to one mentoring, specialist business support and help with the business planning process.
Further support is provided to participants through a series of intensive workshops on specific areas such as finance, social media marketing and sales skills. Last week’s specialist workshop took place in the studios of Letterkenny’s Highland Radio.
Donna Maskery, the Donegal Business Boot Camp Project Officer describes the programme as a great way for young people with a good business idea to get the confidence and support they need to make their idea a reality and their business a success.
“Thanks to Highland Radio’s hospitality,” said Donna, “everyone attending enjoyed a very challenging workshop in a working business environment.”
Donna also thanked Hazel Russell Financial Controller of Highland Radio and her colleagues for the guided tour of the station.
The Business Boot Camp Programme is funded by the European Union’s INTERREG IVA Structural Funds Programme. Donegal County Council has been working with cross-border partners COMET (Councils of the Metropolitan Area) a partnership of six local authorities located within the Greater Belfast metropolitan area to deliver this programme.