It’s a co-incidence of timing , but a reminder that there are many more meetups than just Barcamp (Dublin Event is on this Saturday).
Plato North West (Louth – Newry and Mourne) launched last night – thanks to Coca-Cola concentrates in Drogheda for hosting.
Plato is a self help group for small business owners. (‘Hello , my name is Paul and I’m self-employed’). All the people involved are looking to grow their business. What Plato offers includes:
- A support group of other people in similar situations that will meet regularly over the next months.
- Networking opportunties , both within the group, cross border , and with other Plato groups (e.g Dublin, Cork and South East).
- Clusters of companies in related sectors that would benefit from linking.
- A struture to plan business expansion and a peer review to ensure you execute the plan.
Most of the details of the meetings are confidential , but I’m (happily) surprised at the cross section of companies involved. External companies can be invited in by consensus of the group.
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