Start Your Own Business Training

“The workshop quality and content was excellent. Ronnie was also excellent, well presented, simplified everything with good examples and brought humour to a normally boring topic!”

Denise Hayes, Quality Assurance Manager, Java Republic

“The learning experience was excellent and the practically worked examples were very beneficial”

Orla Carolan The Talent Coach

“Today’s workshop covering Small Business Accounting was excellent and very relevant with great exercises.”

Adrian Eggers Living Designs

“Great course. Well worth the fee. Very informative and a number of very important topics were covered and well presented”

John Reid – Renewable Energy and Electronic Servicing

“I found the Budgeting & Costing workshop excellent, in particular, how to work around selling to retailers and looking at profits.”

Eimear Fahy Accessories4babies

“I really enjoyed the overall course and would highly recommend it”

Nessa O'Grady Career Guidance Counsellor/Advocate at Finglas Community Training Centre

“Very relevant to my current needs and the workshop was also well thought and well explained.”

Anthony Cunningham, Java RepublicFinance for Non-Finance Managers

“A very relevant workshop, I would rate very highly and I thought the little nuggets of information from the lecturers own past experience were of great benefit.”

Conor O’Carroll

“100% relevant, excellent quality of content – detailed with great anecdotes! Extremely effective with practical advice spoken from a place of experience.”

Lorcan O’Flynn

“The course was very good, relevant and interactive. The trainer was open to questions and the cash flow section of the workshop was of the most benefit to me, a practical way of teaching.”

Marguerite O’Brien

“Great advice and tips, very personable, open and direct. “

Vanessa Simons

“The workshop was very relevant and of a really good standard, the open conversation in class was great and I found it quite motivating.”

Natalie Larkin

Start Your Own Music Business

“10/10. Brilliant, great lecture and very informative”

PJ Ronan, Engineer / Producer, Herbert Place Studios

“Absolutely Brilliant. Every part of the workshop was of benefit and more like this please!”

Daragh Murray, Manager, 3 Underneath

“10/10 - Excellent . Ronan is 10/10 and top explanations regarding Cash Flows & Profit”

Stephen O'Rourke, Owner, SOR MusicFinancial Management

“Extremely good workshop. Work examples were best”

Patrick McEleney, Singer-Song WriterFinance

“Excellent, 10/10. All content was excellent and Greg was excellent also.”

Ann Fitzpatrick, Manager, Adrian LenzDigital Marketing

“A really worthwhile module – I learned more than I thought and got some fantastic advice – all round. The lectures were really inspiring, delivered warmly with content that is incredibly important and relevant to today’s music industry.”

Jack Healy – Creative Director - Jacknife

“I found the programme very informative, the lecturers were great and the panels too. The legal structure and sole trading sections were very beneficial and the financial module was really good – keep it going!”

Gemma Bradley

“Provides a really good grounding of the music industry and how to navigate your path through it. It had a really good overview of important aspects of contracts, copyright and getting true value for your work.”

Peter McPardin

“I didn’t want the course to end! It was absolutely great and the lecturer was super friendly and approachable and made a boring subject super interesting and fun. Learning about the best way to release an album and tour from a music industry professional was fantastic.”

Christopher Leonard

“A well-conceived programme, great for networking. All the speakers were knowledgeable and helpful , it was great.”

Paddy Groenland

“The lecturers were really engaging. An excellent format which is geared toward meeting people. Excellent discussions, great panels and balanced across all aspects of the current music industry. The Legal module included the best explanation of publishing rights I have ever been given. The finance module was brilliant and is what every musician needs to learn if they are hoping to keep their own books.”

John MacNaeidhe

“An excellent course, helped me to understand how to find my niche in the music industry and how to market myself. The content was excellent, in particular the examples of tour booklets and support documentation”

Gary O’Nallain

Train the Trainer

"Today's workshop was very relevant to my needs. I will be more structured in my TNAs and I feel more prepared to re-design our existing training courses"

Emilie Narcy HR Manager Camile Thai Restaurants

"Train the Trainer has been relevant to any role I have had in the last 3 years and it has been one of the more interesting courses I have taken in my life."

Fabrizia Alonzo, Senior Business Planning and Operations Analyst, Yahoo

"The content was so relevant to our training needs and the standard was so good and very professional but informal. 10/10."

Jane Hallahan, Senior Agent Service Delivery, Zurich Insurance

"Excellent – supportive and encouraging. Excellent communicator with an obvious passion for the job. Very interesting to listen to and engage with"

Ciaran O’Sullivan, Engineering Technician, Central Bank

"I highly rate this workshop. It opens your eyes and mind to more ideas and how information can be stored and digested."

Ciara Hennessy, Vodafone Ireland

"Excellent – I am confident now that I can prepare, deliver and evaluate a training session or presentation to a higher standard as a result of this workshop."

Ruth O’Leary, Senior Executive Officer, Central Bank of Ireland

"The Workshop was excellent."

Eithne Duffy, Pharmacist Hickeys, Pharmacy

"The quality of this Train the Trainer course was very high and very relevant to my needs. We got through a lot and I would highly rate our facilitator"

David McKelvey Environmental Co-ordinator QK Coldstores

Management Development Programme

"Excellent. The 'What is Driving Your Business' workshop and the material was exactly what we were looking for to begin framing a road-map"

Stephen Mc Gilloway Big Small DesignDesigns on Growth - Design Enterprise Skillnet

"Absolutely brilliant. Couldn't have asked for more"

Barbara Monahan Cube DesignDesigns on Growth - Design Enterprise Skillnet

"Excellent workshop on how to 'Manage Your Finances'. Easy to follow practical exercises and presentation learning balanced well"

Karen Hanratty Pixel DesignDesigns on Growth - Design Enterprise Skillnet

"Excellent! Engaging and helpful and couldn't be more thankful"

Oran Day AtelierDesigns on Growth - Design Enterprise Skillnet


"Great to learn about funding and have great panelists with life experience in attendance for the workshop"

Aaron Casey Senior International Executive IMROStart Your Own Business Programme - Music industry

"Excellent. one of the best Finance workshops yet! Excellent facilitator also"

Daragh Murray Manager Tree UnderneathStart Your Own Business Programme - Music industry

"10/10 - Excellent Finance session. Ronan is 10/10 - Excellent"

Stephen O'Rourke Owner SOK MusicStart Your Own Business Programme - Music Industry

Digital Marketing

"Fantastic course! I learned a lot and achieved my pre-course goal"

Katie Kelly, Learn InternationalDigital Strategy & Planning & SEO

"Perfect workshop - great understanding and overview of digital marketing. Excellent content and perfect for me as a beginner!""

Michelle O'Mahony, Owner, Blackboard BooksIntroduction to Online & Social Media Marketing

"Very relevant workshop in providing framework to a marketing campaign for a small business in the entertainment world"

Brian Barnes - ObsidianDigital Marketing - Start Your Own Business - Music Industry

"Very informative workshop, very engaging and held my attention for the full day. The course exceeded my expectations"

Trish Clyne, SpalteDigital Strategy & Planning & SEO

"Very relevant to my business. How to set up a Company Facebook Page was most useful and 10/10 for today's facilitator""

Brian Field, Owner, Blackrock Denture ClinicFacebook Marketing

Sales and Selling

"The course was excellent. My business is growing from strength to strength. I can only give the highest recommendation for the training facilitator. Thank you very much!"

Ronan Doyle, CEO, Architectural Flooring

"Insightful, informative and practical. Understanding the structure of Sales and the importance of human factors was of most benefit to me"

Stephen Mc Gilloway, Director of Big Small Designs

"The workshop was brilliant – it really opened my mind to changes I needed to make. I loved the whole workshop. It was very beneficial."

Pauline Healy, Local Employment Service

"There was excellent material and brilliantly delivered."

Bernard Kennedy, Minerva Financial Control


"I found this workshop very relevant to my current role and it will greatly help me in managing future projects and establishing good relationships when entering new factories. The facilitator was very clear, worked well with the group and covered all topics very clearly."

Neil McCoy, Project Engineer, QK Cold Stores

"Very relevant – will help me greatly in dealing with many situations associated with my role."

Julie Dargon, Graduate Bank Official, AIB

"Very good content, interesting and well delivered. The trainer was excellent, very engaging and enthusiastic."

Julie Dargan, Specialised lending services, AIB Cork

"Communication is the key, the quality and the delivery was very good."

Martin Nolan, Solderer, Thermo King

Negotiation Skills

"Excellent quality of workshop and the breakdown of what negotiation means and what it entails was of great benefit to me"

Tony O'Brien MD of Tony O'Brien Communications

"An excellent, well presented workshop with discussion of real applicable situations regarding key negotiation factors"

Dominique Young, Director of Inkspo

"Very relevant workshop for both negotiating with staff and employees which was excellent and very interactive"

Naomi Byrne, MD of Naomi's Kitchen

"Very relevant to my current needs and the needs of the business. The group discussions and role plays were fantastic and always nice to hear other people's perspective and experience"

Paul O'Connor, Business Development, Red Man Media

"Negotiation skills are very important on a day to basis and I really found exploring different behaviours that occur in negotiations most beneficial"

Jane Campion, Director, Health Care Minds

Customer Service

"Very, very good Customer Service Excellence Programme and would really recommend to everyone"

Stephen Waldron Service Advisor Windsor Motor Group

"Excellent – as front of house, I was taught how to give better service and listen to customer needs. Everything was explained in detail and all the questions were answered in depth. The most beneficial part was how to listen, understand and own customer complaints."

Brid Kinane, Front Office, Fitzwilliam Hotel

"Excellent workshop. It has helped me be more confident in talking to me team members and staff"

Joyce Sweeney, Senior Service Advisor, Windsor Motor Group

"Content was high quality, the facilitator was very effective and the points were put across clearly and were made relevant"

Kenneth Byrne, Sales and Customer Service, Bizquip

"Excellent content, very helpful trainer. The content was interesting and the trainer kept everyone actively involved"

Gillian French, Sales, Argus Car Hire

"Excellent standard, the content was very relevant to my role"

Smilja Lombardic, Marketing Manager, Concorde Travel

"Very helpful as it makes me think about problems and issues that I have noticed but not paid enough attention."

Manuel Keil, Receptionist, Fitzwilliam Hotel

Time & Stress Management

"Very relevant as it showed how to manage stress in a positive way and use time wisely."

Kayleigh Leriche, Local Employment Service

"Excellent quality – tailored to individual needs throughout. Great communication and possessed a clear and effective layout."

Anne Marie Flynn, Senior Research Executive, Millward Brown

"Time & Stress Management is very important to me as an architect. The workshop was great as it highlighted areas I can work on. A very effective course."

Maireen Fortune, Principle Architect, Maireen Fortune Architects

Presentation Skills

"Extremely relevant. My role will require to present information to clients and I now feel more confident. Extremely interesting, informative and professional. My attention was held for the entire day."

Aisling Corran, Account Executive, Contract People Ltd

"The trainer was confident and very helpful in explaining details."

Vivien Stringer, Account Manager, RR Donnelley

"The workshop trainer and content were excellent."

Niamh Irish, Savage Kitchen

"Very effective, friendly and professional."

Keith Smart, Associate Director, Milward Brown Lansdowne

"I would honestly say 10/10 for this workshop. Doing the presentations gives you more confidence and was very effective. Overall it was a workshop that I gained a lot from it."

Aine Smith, Data Enhancement , OSI

Microsoft Office Training

"Very relevant and helpful course. Excellent content and working on Pivot Tables and Macros were of most benefit"

Joe Clarke, Analyst IT, Zurich Insurance

"I learnt some new aspects of Excel that will most definitely make my daily tasks much easier. Very effective trainer and I have improved my knowledge dealing with large data"

Michael Hayden, Junior Dealer, Zurich Treasury Services

"10/10 on overall standard of this Excel workshop and everything was presented very well and was interactive throughout"

Victoria Kearney, MC Analyst, Zurich Treasury Services


"The workshop was very relevant for me. The trainer was very effective."

Jim Somers, CEO, Eblana Photonics

"The workshop was interesting and very motivating. The trainer was insightful & an excellent communicator."

Olivia Slater, Senior Product Engineer, Powervation

"The workshop was perfect timing for me and was an inspiration. The trainer was excellent."

Miriam O’ Keeffe, OPS Manager, American Chamber of Commerce

"The workshop was very good and very enjoyable, lots of class interaction. The trainer was excellent, everything was presented very clearly."

William Henry, Chief Commercial Officer, infiniLED

Strategic Planning

"The course was very useful! I would recommend the course to other colleagues and decision makers in the company."

Noel Walsh, Lead Engineer, Oracle

"Excellent content, varied and relevant. The trainer was knowledgeable and used real life experiences."

Jim McCafferty, Business Change Manager, St Andrews Group

"The programme was excellent and has been a great help to me. Highly interactive, massively motivational and thoroughly enjoyable."

Bernard Wallace, Managing Director, Music to Go

"The content was excellent and very focused. The trainer was knowledgeable and friendly. I learnt a lot."

Paddy Flood, Director, Nood Restaurant Ltd

S.U.P.P.O.R.T. Programme – Supporting the Development of Women Entrepreneurs (Coolock Development Council)

"I am pleased that I got the opportunity to do this programme. It made me believe in myself."

Marian Reece, Entrepreneur, Little Jumper

"Thanks to everyone involved in this programme as it made me more focused and determined more than ever to succeed."

Ivie Ogbemudia, Entrepreneur, Purplevinez Ladies Accessories

"Fantastic programme – great balance between workshops, networking and mentoring."

Isobel Gorman, Entrepreneur, Chronicle Design

"This was one of the most informative, worthwhile and beneficial course I have taken. I really enjoyed all the lectures and I’m looking forward to bringing my business to the next level with the skills I have acquired."

Ruth Carson, Entrepreneur, Yoga

Client Services

Very relevant for dealing with other personalities, the personality test helped me to better understand myself so that I can work better with other people.

Aine Ahern – HR - Ervia

"The course was very relevant to me as I deal with a vast number of people on a daily basis. Good to have the tools/knowledge on how to deal with different behavioural types"

Aisling O’Grady – HR Administrator- Ervia

The course had lots of involvement with different stakeholders. Excellent content and the most beneficial aspect was getting to know how to approach other people’s personalities.

Kathleen Lucey – Finance - Ervia

A very relevant workshop, good quality and relatable content

Niamh O’Driscoll – HR - Ervia