New site for startups

9 Nov 2009, a new site providing news and advice to business start-ups, launches today. is the definitive online resource for anyone setting up a business or thinking about it, from students to people who have lost their jobs, to serial entrepreneurs.

According to the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor, each month in Ireland around 2,800 people set up a business – that’s 117,500 people in the past three and a half years.

Over the past five years, entrepreneurship has firmly arrived on the national agenda and the widespread view among stakeholders is that it will be a key driver in bringing Ireland through the current recession.

Easy to navigate, is divided into a number of reference sections, with the home page providing regularly updated news as well as highlighting the most topical elements on the site on a regular basis.

Site content

Courses, events, free software, books and gadgets are recommended to make the new business owner’s life easier. A panel of experts is available to answer questions online and there’s a variety of case studies in both written and video format.

The content is driven by experienced writers who have been serving the technology and small-business audience for many years through various media, including magazine and online. There are also guest pieces and tips from experts in the areas of sales and marketing, human resources, intellectual property, networking and more. is part of the Whitespace Publishing Group, which is also responsible for,,,, as well as numerous print titles, including Owner Manager, Marketing Age, Irish Director, Knowledge Ireland and Digital Ireland. is sponsored by AIB and partnered by Sage and the County and City Enterprise Boards.

By John Kennedy

Photo: contains everything anyone would want to know about starting a new business.

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years