A company that has been set up as part of the ‘Student Enterprise Awards’ is ‘Ankle Belt’. This was set up by a team in 5th year.
Our product is simply known as the ankle belt. The idea was thought of by one of the team members, Kieran who is an average cyclist who encountered the problem of his pants getting caught in the chain of the bike. Our product is designed to prevent your pants from getting caught up in the chain of the bike. It is basically a clip which will strap around the cyclists leg and prevent the cyclists pants from getting caught in the chain. The clip is designed to keep the cyclist safe and let them cycle without being worried about their trousers getting caught in their bike chain.
This may be a product you’ll use so keep an eye out!
CEO: Barry Redmond
Production: Cian Ruane
Organisation: Kieran Fahy
Finance: Steven Noonan
Promotion: Kieran Fahy
Sales and Marketing: Cédric Guiblain
From left to right; Barry Redmond, Steven Noonan, Kieran Fahy, Cédric Guiblain and Cian Ruane.
One of the 5th year Student Enterprise ideas is called ‘Cloud Covers’. The company is selling mobile phone covers with local GAA clubs crests on them (at the moment there are Castlebar Mitchels and Breaffy covers available!) The guys have been putting in the time and effort into the company and have a website up and running; http://cloudcovers.weebly.com/
The website says;
“Cloud Covers are a brand new line of covers that will accommodate those true fans who are proud to bear their clubs colours”
If you consider yourself a true fan then get in contact with Cloud Covers!!!
Watch this space, these guys could go far!
Good news for what Richard Bruton calls ‘the back-bone’ of Ireland…..check out the following article to stay up to date with your business news.
Click here to download the full interview with the manager of a Tesco store.
Find out what’s involved in managing a busy Tesco store. What qualities do Tesco look for when recruiting employees? Why is customer service important?
This interview was carried out by Mr. Naughton.
Aaron McMahon speaking to LC Business
By Micheal Lavelle
On 7th of November, local entrepreneur Aaron Mc Mahon came to visit our Leaving Certificate Business class to tell us about his business Rua. Here is my review of how the visit went.
Aaron’s Mother set the business up 16 years ago and originally named it Café Rouge. Once Aaron and his sister took over they decided to change the name to Rua.
Aaron told us that dedication and hard work is essential to be a successful entrepreneur. He presented us with 12 essential points from his past experience which he found essential to help him succeed. The point I found most interesting and important was “that the customer is king”. Without customers the business will not function and ultimately fail. I found Aaron’s visit very helpful for helping me with my Leaving Cert Business and future predicaments.
Aaron McMahon and a student from LC Business
Published October 24, 2009
Tags: boot camp, Business
Twenty-seven Fifth Year Business Students attended this year’s Small Business Boot Camp held on Tuesday October 20th in The TF Royal Theatre.
The students were divided up into three teams and competing against eight other groups from Davitt College, Castlebar and Sancta Maria College, Louisburgh.
The three St. Gerald’s teams were:
- Express Yourself
- Sticky Auto Brush
- Drive On
The students showed great creativity and initiative and presented their products extremely well to the judging panel.
Team Sticky Auto Brush (a new innovative electronic toothbrush) were just beaten at the line and pushed into second place by a group from Davitt College with their product a beeping sensor for cups.
Teams were able to meet with local entrepreneurs like Tom Murphy from Pamex who was very impressed with the student’s Sticky Auto Brush.
Go to our Picasa page for more photos…
Published January 28, 2009
Tags: bootcamp, Business
More photos from the Small Business Boot Camp have been added to our Picasa page.