Why Owner-Managers Should Offer Equal Opportunities to People with Disabilities

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It is now widely recognised that people with disabilities suffer discrimination when it comes to employment opportunities. A report by the National Disability Authority in 2005 highlighted that the employment rate of people with disabilities aged 15 to 64 years was 37.1% while the corresponding figure for non-disabled people was 67%. An examination of employment rates by gender revealed that women have lower rates of employment than men, but that this was equally applicable to people with and without disabilities.

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Minority Entrepreneurship Benefits the Majority

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In recent times there has been an increasing level of media coverage dealing with the topic of minority entrepreneurship inIreland. The issue has been driven primarily by the influx of immigrants and the subsequent growth in new ventures by non-Irish nationals. The discussions have been startlingly weak in their perspectives of what minority entrepreneurship represents and the cause of such restrictions is born in the limited understanding that people have of the terms ‘entrepreneurship’ and ‘minority’.

Entrepreneurship is widely perceived to ...

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Senior Entrepreneur: Start Your Own Business National Workshop May 8/9

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‘Senior Entrepreneurs’ is a specially designed training programme, jointly organised by the County and City Enterprise Boards and Senior Enterprise, which is an INTERREG supported EU initiative led by the Mid-East Regional Authority. The Institute for Minority Entrepreneurship at the Dublin Institute of Technology is also supporting the training initiative.

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The aim of this interactive 2 day residential workshop is to give entrepreneurs aged 50+ the opportunity to develop a business plan to guide the establishment of their new business. ...

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How Franchising Can Help You Start A Business

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I recently heard a statistic that the failure rate for a franchise in the first 3 years of operation is just 7%, as opposed to 35% for businesses more generally. I have not been able to confirm this figure but what is factual is that the rate of business failures is much lower for businesses that are based on a franchise than for any other type of business. Well known examples of franchise operations in Ireland include Snap Printing, McDonald’s, ...

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Why Ireland Needs an Entrepreneurship Education Policy

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A new report has been published by the EU called ‘Entrepreneurship Education at School in Europe National Strategies, Curricula and Learning Outcomes’. The report finds that in Ireland “There is no specific national strategy for entrepreneurship education in general education”. This hardly comes as news to anyone involved in education in this country, and particularly to the many people who have attempted to persuade governments of all hues about the benefits of having an integrated entrepreneurship education strategy.

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