Programme can save start-ups on call costs

29 Oct 2010

A new enterprise program for enterprise has been launched for start-ups that want to manage their telecommunication costs.

Internet telephone service provider, Blueface, has launched the Brighter Enterprise programme with Social Entrepreneurs Ireland (SEI) to “support enterprises that are in start-up mode”.

Blueface’s full suite of business products will be available to all of SEI’s network members in Ireland at a discounted rate, as well as free telephone services for a year to the three 2010 SEI award finalists.

“Blueface is delighted to partner with SEI to sponsor the communication needs of its members as part of its Brighter Enterprise program. Some of Ireland’s brightest entrepreneurs are coming up with innovative approaches to tackle current and further challenges, we believe there is great synergy between Blueface and SEI and are delighted to be able to provide this level of support,” said Alan Foy, chief executive, Blueface.

Supporting entrepreneurship

Blueface is also supporting entrepreneurship in Ireland by providing SMEs with their telecommunications services at a fraction of the cost of traditional operators, and the company estimates they could make a saving of 50pc or over had they been with other operators.

Seán Coughlan, chief executive, Social Entrepreneurs Ireland, said: “In order for social entrepreneurs to turn their vision into reality and tackle some of our entrenched social and environmental problems they need encouragement and support. By making this generous offer, Blueface has shown real leadership in stepping up to the plate, providing significant support to our network of social entrepreneurs. They are to be applauded as their support for social entrepreneurs will ultimately lead to long-term benefits for communities throughout Ireland.”