So the summer is over and its time to get the office organised for the autumn and get back to business. This issue we hear about Prosper Kerry, an organisation based in Dublin but lead by a true Kerry man. The mission for Prosper Kerry is to develop a network of support among Kerry’s business diaspora to enhance prosperity in Kerry through co-operation, knowledge-sharing, creativity, inspiration and a stronger entrepreneurial ecosystem. Their next event is on October 10th and guest speaker on the night is another great Kerry Businessman Martin Shanahan.

We also look at working from home and if it’s an option for you, if done correctly it can be a very successful way of operating your business. It’s become a way of life for many people now for flexibility and work life balance. We meet two ladies from two different industries both home based.

We are delighted to bring you the Connect Kerry Hospitality Awards which are well underway and by the time you read this, the closing date for applications will have passed and the voting lines will be open. We are really looking forward to recognising this industry as it’s got to be one of the biggest in the county and there are so many establishments and people who deserve to be recognised so be sure to check out all the details and cast your vote for your favourite venue or staff member.

We launch the Connect Business Club this month too, CBC is a club for the county and we invite all types of business to be part of it, our aim is to bring like-minded business people together to share, connect and learn to grow business for each other, we will meet bi-monthly and will also run a number of training courses and information evenings to support our members, its open to all business people in the county no matter how big or small your business is. Contact us for more information. To coincide with this our Connect Business will now be published six times a year instead of four.

Its food festival time around the county too and we have some details on two great festivals happening in the coming weeks. We have lots of news in our what’s new in business and appointments from around the county too, so if you have anything new in your business please let us know.As always we are delighted to hear from you and what’s happening in your business so don’t be shy spread the word and let us tell the county how good your business is.

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