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E169 That Great Business Show - Ciara Stanley Ballybar Ireland - Fran Pastore Women’s Business Dev Council

Season 1, Ep. 169

Episode 169 That Great Business Show with Conall O Móráin

'Highly Commended Award Winner', Irish Podcast Awards

Ciara Stanley is Powerhouse Female Entrepreneur of the Year. Find out why. Could it be because she's boss at embroidery business Ardattin Embroidery, or that she’s also the boss at Ballybar Ireland, her own clothing line and yet again, it could be because she’s the boss at her farm shop Coppenagh House Farm. She's one busy lady. And she has plans. America, get ready to start wearing Ballybar shirts.

Her 'hires in a heartbeat'? Lisa Hogan, the real boss on Jeremy Clarkson's farm. She'd also like a bit of Oonagh O'Hagan, founder of Meagher's Pharmacy chain, and a TeamGBS favourite

And from Connecticut USA we have Fran Pastore, founder & CEO at Women’s Business Development Council who some great insights about women in business in the US…including, we’ll hear, that up until a couple of decades ago a woman had to have a male co-signee if she wanted to borrow money! Now that we did not know…

We’ll also hear why a lack of financial software is holding back women entrepreneurs... part of our BeachHead USA mini-series, the ultimate crib sheet to setting up your business in the US…essential listening for anyone in business heading stateside…

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