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Elaine Walsh
The Story
053IT was setup to provide solutions to small businesses that allows them to be organised and get more from technology, use their systems more efficiently and productively, allowing them to make more money again and again! That also includes providing website solutions to businesses and organisations who need to be professionally present online which in turn allows them to reach and communicate simply and smartly with their ideal clients and customers.
Best advice given
Price is what you pay, value is what you get. Do not undersell yourself.
Business day
Have a plan for your day
Mind yourself...
Join networks like Women Inspire Network! One of the things I least expected starting out was how isolated I woud feel. As a sole trader you really need other like-minded people to connect with.
"Look where you go - go where you look" ....Hilary Biscay, Ultraman Champion
Best advice outside business
Proudest moment
Every time I achieve something new is a proud moment but the proudest have been when a customer has come back to me and said that the work I did for them has won them a contract or brought them more business. That's what makes it all worthwhile!
Funniest moment
Meeting a new client and her daughter for the first time...and mistaking a twenty-something year old for a school girl ....cringe! She forgave me! :-)
Expect the unexpected.
A younger you?
Nelson Mandela
anthem for business
Flamin' Day by U.M.A.N ...puts me in the right frame of mind to tackle the day head on!
"why" For business
At the time I really wanted to move home and I did not see why I could not run a business in my home town - everywhere has computers these day right? My "why" is very different these days - it's about being able to provide a unique service and help businesses out with the expertise that I have.
other jobs
Various IT roles at Novartis, Johnson & Johnson and RTÉ
Borrowed from Maya Angelou: "My mission in life is not merely to survive but thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style" Cannot put it better myself!
A wealth of varied experience bundled with a logical and practical streak coupled with a conviction to do right by someone
Unique selling point
causes or projects
passionate about
Ocean conservation
get into your industry
Regardless of industry, I would say follow your interests and find the course or work epxerience that helps you build on that. Technology is not all about coding. There is so much more you can do. Explore until you find your niche.
People can find you
Easiest way to reach my is via email but you will also find me hanging out on twitter or facebook.
song to tell your story
interesting facts
Scuba Diving Instructor, wannabe triathlete, owner of hyperactive dog that rules my life
1,000 euros!
€1,000 for my business would be invested in a new computer. If it is for me personally, practicalities would probably loose out to a week of diving in Malta or a trip to Iceland!
unaccompanied concert
not sure... I think Rod Stewart in the RDS more years ago that I care to admit to!