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Bobby Kerr’s Top 10 Life and Business Tips

April 25, 2012
Bobby Kerr's Top 10 Life and Business Tips

Bobby Kerr's Top 10 Life and Business Tips

Bobby Kerr, fromDragon’s Denfame and successful businessman spoke at the ceremony that took place atMacroomE recently where he presented theGreenshootsgraduates with their certificates for completing the inaugural new business programme.

Bobby shared his business wisdom with the new graduates, mentors, trainers and invited guests and gave us all his Top 10 Life and Business Tips:

1.Avoid the begrudgers and those who have a negative cloud over their heads – all they will do is drag you down! Make sure you surround yourself with positive people.

2. Do something you enjoy doing & have fun doing it!

3. Put a priority on your health and your family

4. There is real value out there – negotiate, negotiate, negotiate

5. Be honest and do your work with integrity – never do anything that you will look back on with regret

6. Make sure you have a clear plan – set goals and targets for yourself

7. Be realistic, everything will take longer to work than you thought and will cost more – allow for this from the start!

8. Don’t be afraid to change or adapt your plan – life changes, so should you

9. Network as much as you can, make connections and learn from others

10. Make sure you “stay in the ring” – do what you need to do to survive, things will improve and you need to be one of the one standing when this happens

While there was no rocket science in what Bobby said it was great to hear such basic and practical advice delivered in such a no nonsense way from such a successful businessman.

Bobby endeared himself with the crowd with a simple story about his first visit to Macroom many moons ago –  he had told his dad that he was going to The Mountain Dew Festival in Macroom to listen to the poet Rory Gallagher.

Rory, I’m not sure if you were a poet, but you could definitely play guitar!!

If you are young graduate with a business idea you might consider applying for this year’s IGNITE Programme

Miriam Collins, Programme Manager

Calling all Budding Entrepreneurs – IGNITE Programme

April 25, 2012
UCC Ignite programme prize winners 2011

IGNITE Prize Winners 2011

IGNITE is currently recruiting for the next intake of participants starting in October 2012.

After an application process Ten successful applicants will be selected for the 2012 programme and graduates from all over the country are welcome to apply.

The closing date is 1st June 2012.

Further information about the programme is available from the IGNITE Website

Email:  or contact Miriam Collins, IGNITE Programme Manager on 021-4902823

Information Evening

An Information Evening and Wealth Creation Workshop will be held on  Wednesday, 2 May at 6pm in Boole 1 lecture theatre, UCC.

Come and meet successful entrepreneurs, past participants, mentors and IGNITE experts to discuss your own ideas.

Refreshments will be served afterwards.

To register your attendance please Email Miriam Collins: