Build Your Business Programme for Over 50s

ISAX (Ireland Smart Ageing Exchange) Ingenuity Build Your Own Business Programme is tailored for people aged 50+ who want to start their own business. This is led by ISAX and run in collaboration with the Local Enterprise Offices and Bank of Ireland. 

Taking place at Cork Airport Hotel and commencing April 18th 2018 at 6.15pm

Programme timetable of events for the upcoming Cork programme include: 

18.04.18 Evening (6.15pm-9.00pm)

  • Introductions, Meet the Team, Entrepreneurship, Ideation
  • Introduction to Vision and Goal setting
  • ISAX, Business IQ Team

21.04.18 - Saturday (10.30am-4.30pm)

  • Develop Vision and Goal setting
  • Market Research
  • Practical application: Customer Identification Competitor
  • Analysis

28.04.2018 - Saturday (10.30am-4.30pm)

  • Business Plan
  • Costing and Pricing, Mark-up, Margins, Breakeven
  • Practical application to own business

Easter Break, opportunity for Participants to complete research on Market and Money


05.05.2018 - Saturday (10.30am-4.30pm)

  • Progress to date, update Business Plan
  • Revisit Goals
  • Strategy, Planning, Operations
  • Legal Structures, GDPR, AML, Employment
  • Practical application to own business

09.05.2018 - Evening (6.15pm-9.00pm)

  • Meet the Entrepreneurs

12.05.2018 - Saturday (10.30am-4.30pm)

  • Marketing,
  • Online Marketing
  • Practical application to own business

19.05.2018 - Saturday (10.30am-4.30pm)

  • Taxation: Income Tax, VAT, PAYE, PRSI, USC
  • Practical Application

26.05.2018 - Saturday (10.30am-4.30pm)

  • Budget, Financial records, Sales Targets
  • Sales & Selling, Communications, Customer Care, Presentation
  • Skills
  • Pitch Development
  • Practical Application

30.05.2018 - Evening (6.15pm-9.00pm)

  • Taking Charge, Next Steps, Time Management, Action Plan
  • Final Pitch practice

06.06.2018 - Evening (6.15pm-9.00pm)

  • Pitching to guests
  • Programme Wrap Up
Event Date