Setting up your own business from scratch can be a stressful, full-on, complicated experience. We should know!
So, it’s fantastic to work with the team at ACORNS, a Government-backed programme which is helping to make that experience a little less daunting for early-stage female entrepreneurs living in rural Ireland.
And the stories of these exciting, nascent ACORNS-supported businesses popping up all over the country never ceases to amaze us. ACORNS is funded under the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine’s Rural Innovation and Development Fund.
We work with the team at ACORNS to tell the stories of these entrepreneurs through case studies as well as assisting in raising the profile of the programme in the national and regional media.
The deadline for applications for this year’s cycle was last Friday (September 20) and the PR campaign around the call for applicants achieved widespread coverage in both national and local media. A high volume and standard of applications was received.
Some of the national coverage included pieces in: The Sunday Times, The Irish Times, the Irish Examiner, Silicon Republic, Irish Tech News, Irish Farmers Journal, Women Mean Business with regional coverage — focussed on the stories of the programme’s past participants — achieved in every county in Ireland.