Rural Entrepreneurship In Ireland Case Study

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Entrepreneurship is inextricably linked to rural development in Ireland. There is an urgent need to promote rural development in Ireland to sustain rural communities and prevent migration to the large cities and towns and emigration, which in recent years has had a devastating effect on some rural communities. Entrepreneurship brings employment potential to rural areas and should be encouraged and nurtured. It acts a vehicle to improve the quality of life for rural families and their communities. Without rural entrepreneurship, there would be little incentive for other aspects of rural development such as schools, transport infrastructure and high quality internet access. Entrepreneurship need not involve anything new, but rather the adoption of new forms of business organisations, new technologies and new enterprises producing…show more content…
Tipperary, are known for juicing and bottling other producers produce and this is a contact gained from a college field trip that may be utilised for processing. There is another processor identified in Co. Limerick as an alternative. Initial financial support will come from the authors family and his own personal funds. Once the land is purchased and the orchard is planted there may be a need for further investment from external sources such as a bank loan or an outside investor to drive the business forward. State agencies such as Enterprise Ireland, local enterprise boards and the Rubicon Centre are all possible outlets for support for this venture. Conclusion Optimism is the heart and soul of the entrepreneur. Entrepreneurs are risk takers with a creative spark. They have no fear of failure. Failure is just another step on the road to success. To be a successful entrepreneur one must be able to cope with uncertainty, be a quick thinker and problem solver, have strong human and organisational skills and understand the relationships between organisation, strategies and environment. (http://www.fao.org,
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