Aidan Shine MC's Savvy.ie Event in the Tower Hotel

Up to 40 people attended Savvy.ie first series of events to gain useful and informative advice from experts in the fields of growing, buying and selling businesses.


Photo courtsey of Waterford News and Star

Launched in 2013 Savvy.ie is the brainchild of college friends William Brennan and Shane Connors, who spotted a gap in the market for buying, selling and starting of businesses. Savvy.ie provides a platform for SME business owners to better understand and engage in the business transfer process.

Mr Connors, said "As event organisers, we were delighted with the great turnout, which shows the returned business confidence in Waterford. We got great feedback on the content and on the audience participation" He spoke to the audience about strategic buyers and that it is very much a buyer's market. Mr Connors covered important aspects of market valuation of a business and common pitfall to avoid.

MC, Mr Aidan Shine CEO of South East BIC said "I was delighted to MC such an informative and well-attended event. The speakers, all experts in their fields, provided great insights in the areas of growing, buying and selling businesses"

Along with acting as MC, Aidan spoke of the BIC's role in managing the Halo Business Angel Network in the South East. He said "This is a network that was set up a number of years ago by Enterprise Ireland and InterTradeIreland. The four Business Innovation Centres (BICs) manage HBAN in the regions. The majority of Angel Investment seed money is done informally through entrepreneurs’ own networks but at HBAN, we are formalising this process. In the South East we have had 39 deals, amounting to €6.3m in investment, a not insignificant amount of seed capital"

 

 

 

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