The Bottom Line Tuesday August 7 2012

This evening on the Bottom Line:

Tom Molloy returned from a well –  deserved Summer break and talked about positive employment news – over 40% of small firms are considering hiring; and he was positive about growth in employment. We love positive news !

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Grainne Lennon told us about the All Island Seedcorn Business competition, a competition with €280,000 available to people in business. Listen here or  check out www.intertradeireland.com/seedcorn

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Readers of Malcolm Gladwell will know all about “Mavens” (to the uninitiated it is a word used to describe a person who has special knowledge or experience). Maven TM is a company based in Enterprise House in Carlow – Mark Cradock the MD of Maven TM joined us in studio to tell us about his business.

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For more see www.maventm.com

Kilkenny Arts Festival kicks off on Friday and as well as being a 10 day extravaganza of music, literature, visual art, performance and spectacle, debate, discussion and drama, it is in itself a business which must operate commercially in order to survive. We talked to Festival Chief Executive Rosemary Collier about the challenges and about why business should support the event in these difficult times.

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Kilkenny Chamber of Commerce today announced details of the speakers at its Business Conference which takes place on Tuesday October 9th.  Vice President of the Chamber Martin Costello joined us on the Show to tell us what’s in store.

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The show was produced by Edwina Grace.  If you’d like to suggest an item or would like your business to be featured on the programme contact us at [email protected] or e-mail Edwina directly at [email protected]

I’m away next week and the very capable Conor Power will be sitting in the hot seat in my place.  Until next time, take care

John Purcell