Galway, Ireland, July 2011. Developing Enterprises Skillnet in association with WIN – West of Ireland Networking will host a workshop open to the public on ‘Strategies for Irish companies entering the U.S. market’ which will also have Sean Gallagher in attendance on July 15th from 10am to 1pm in the Clayton Hotel, Galway.
Award winning Galway business woman Mary Rodgers, CEO of Stateside Solutions, will begin the event with a workshop for all size companies interested in making the transition into the U.S. market place in a cost effective and efficient manner. Mary will explain the different options for market entry including direct sale, setting up an entity, distributor, partnering etc. She will also explain the advantages and disadvantages of each of the routes to market and discuss the various considerations including budgets, margins and timelines. According to Mary, “having worked in the U.S. for over 15 years, I understand the landscape as well as the challenges of doing business in such a dynamic and fast-paced environment and our program was developed to eliminate the guesswork of an unknown market”.
Speaking about the workshop, Sean Gallagher said, “I am delighted to attend the Developing Enterprises Skillnet and WIN – West of Ireland Networking event as the work they do is so valuable to small enterprises and entrepreneurs. I met many of them on my recent visit with Developing Enterprises Skillnet. I am pleased to be able to offer my advice, support and encouragement as I know the impact that job creation has in a small community. It holds that community together and helps it to grow.”
Both Sean and Mary will spend time on Friday morning listening to challenges that the people of Galway are experiencing, especially those issues faced by entrepreneurs, people starting new business, growing a business or simply just trying to stay in business. People are invited to come and share their challenges and ideas.