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Budding entrepreneurs get a taste of self-employment

UP to 700 students from 15 secondary schools across Clare have attended Local Enterprise Board organised workshops to help inform them of the Student Enterprise Awards scheme. The Clare final of the national entrepreneurship scheme will be held on February 10, 2016. On Monday in the West County Hotel, Ennis, the students were addressed by Pádraic McElwee, head of Local Enterprise Office in Clare. A workshop was also held at The Armada Hotel in Spanish Point. “Our role as the local enterprise office is to promote enterprise in Clare. It’s critically important that we get schoolchildren involved at a very early stage and maybe they will go on to start their own businesses. It creates a bit of fun around business and there is nothing wrong with making a bit of money,” he said. “You might have people who find that maybe business is not for them and this is a way to find that out. It allows them to …

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Enterprise brings its rewards

More than 250 Clare secondary school students participated in the county final of the Student Enterprise Awards at Treacys West County Hotel in Ennis today (Thursday). Hosted by the Local Enterprise Office Clare, the Awards Scheme forms part of Clare’s Student Enterprise Programme, which seeks to stimulate the creation of real-life businesses in secondary schools by encouraging students to research and manage their own business, with support from local business mentors. The Clare County Final saw students present 76 enterprise ideas at various stalls throughout the awards ceremony venue with prizes being awarded in nine categories. The first prize winners of the junior, intermediate and senior categories will go on to represent Clare in the national final in Croke Park on Wednesday, April 22. Student Enterprise Awards winners: Junior Category Winners – 1st Luxury Bags (St Anne’s Community College Killaloe), 2nd Buí Beauty (Scoil Mhuire Ennistymon), 3rd Nifty Knots (Scoil Mhuire Ennistymon). Intermediate Category Winners – 1st Blissful Beauty (St …

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Awards on offer for enterprising students

The Local Enterprise Office Clare will host the annual Student Enterprise Awards finals, featuring more than 250 secondary schools students, at Treacy’s West County Hotel, Ennis, on this Thursday morning. The Programme is part of the National Student Enterprise Awards competition, which sees over 17,000 students compete annually on the national stage. It seeks to stimulate the creation of real-life businesses in secondary schools, by encouraging students to research and manage their own business, with the support from local business mentors. The event will see students presenting their enterprise ideas at various stalls throughout the venue. Prizes will be awarded in various categories, including Best Display, Best Business Plan and Best Innovative Business. Category winners from the Clare final will advance to the national final, to be held in Croke Park in April.

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