Seán Gallagher to Visit Sligo Careers and Business Expo

Presidential candidate and Dragon’s Den supremo Seán Gallagher will visit Sligo on Friday 7th October to take part in the SelfStart Today Exhibition and Workshops being held at The Clarion Hotel.

The free event, from 10am to 7pm, features over 40 exhibition stands and 48 individual workshops dedicated to providing expert, professional and practical advise to those wishing to either start their own business, kickstart their existing business, developing their career or seeking employment opportunities. Those considering improving their educational qualifications or upskilling will find a visit to the expo of invaluable assistance in determining a course of positive action.

The exhibitors on the day are recognised as leaders in their particular field of expertise which includes finance, media, marketing, web development, training, mentoring, careers, and are totally committed to providing the optimum level of practical support to new and existing companies, individuals eager for further educational and personal development. Their involvement further demonstrates their belief and commitment in developing a better and more productive positive environment for Sligo and the NorthWest in these challenging times.

SelfStart Today ( offers the visitor a unique opportunity to speak to companies that can mentor and encourage the best progression for any business model, including possible grant aid and the latest staff recruitment initiatives. It also provides a connection with networking groups who can show and guide businesses to develop existing and as yet untapped potential.

For anyone wishing to change their mindset in relation to self-development, career and educational improvement, the event will afford the visitor the chance to use the professional exhibitor’s knowledge and guidance to develop and progress new ideas that are needed to achieve the desired goals.

The latest innovative business communication methods through video, internet, social media and online promotion will all be on display.
Team Hermes, the IT Sligo-based champions who took New York and Silicon Valley by storm by winning the coveted Microsoft World Imagine Cup in July are returning from yet another whilwind US tour and will be present on the day to share the concept of their winning project with the audience.

In conjunction with the Expo many agencies and companies will hold 30min free workshops in separate presentation meeting rooms, throughout the entire day, to impart further guidance and mentoring.

More details can be seen on the expo’s website,

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