The support of my group and the practical focus ACORNS has given me more belief that I can succeed.
ACORNS did exactly what it says – ‘accelerates’ you and your business. My Lead Deirdre and the girls in our group were fantastic support and I am so thrilled I got a chance to take part.
Aisling Kelly, WBs Coffee House and Sligo Oyster Experience
Any person starting their own business should apply to ACORNS to encourage the development of the company, for direction, advice, logical discussion, assistance when in doubt, to hear of other peoples journeys, to appreciate even bad days as a learning curve, to develop your own thoughts for your business development in the right direction.
Antoinette Butler, Butler Education Centre
There is nowhere that you could get the amount of shared knowledge, experiences, skills sets that is available in one room anywhere else except at ACORNS. Wonderful experience.
Breda Malaney, Níon Mó Foods ltd
ACORNS is a fantastic experience and support structure any nascent business. It is particularly beneficial the younger your business is – the outline of each section, the structure, the topics the professionalism are a wonderful resource and I would whole-heartedly endorse participating in any ACORNS event.
Brid Graham, Splash Swim School
ACORNS came along at the perfect time for me. I had an idea but no idea where to begin. ACORNS directed me along a path to reach all my goals. I would highly recommend any woman with a business idea to join this amazing network.
Brigid Riley, Fernwood
The ACORNS Programme was an invaluable opportunity for me to meet and now work with amazing talented ladies who continue to inspire and motivate leading to an acceleration of the development of my business.
Caitriona Considine, Moher Cottage
House Fantastic opportunity to meet and learn, with and from, amazing women in an open and honest forum. Highly recommended.
Eilín O’Carroll, Firmount
ACORNS has been the single most important thing I’ve done for my business. The support has been invaluable, especially since it is from women.
Elaine Jacob, Dare to Dream Lashes
ACORNS was an amazing experience. It helped me take stock and be proud of my business while giving me the know-how and connection to move forward with confidence.
Finn Ní Fhaoláin, Saltwater Stories
ACORNS has been so beneficial to my business and me personally. I have made amazing contacts and friends. I am more focussed and I can see so much potential for my business in the future.
Hazel Comyn, Hazel Comyn Designs
The best networking group I got to attend. The quality of the presentation was outstanding, the organisation amazing. And Paula is one of the most amazing ‘Mentors’. She cares about each of us and this is clearly something that I was sensitive to.
I thoroughly enjoyed my experience in ACORNS and I honestly could not praise it enough. I feel like I have gained not only a support network but a group but friends that I can rely on and gain priceless business advice from.
ACORNS has empowered me to bring my business to a different level. The peer support, friendships and opportunity to network has accelerated my business.
Maura Sheehy, Maura’s Cottage Flowers
Being an ACORN changes things at all levels of your business. I’m so privileged to be part of such an excellent group of entrepreneurs who really understand the challenges I face. I would recommend anyone to take the step and apply!
How empowering the experience is, the benefits of networking, being connected to an entire range of mixed skills. The confidence it instils.
Nikki Reddy, Celtic Outdoor Activities Ltd
ACORNS was an invaluable experience for support, problem solving, growth and building solid contacts from fellow female entrepreneurs. It was managed very well and I would highly recommend it to other female start-ups.
Orlagh Deegan, Choice Training & Consultancy
Acorns is not only a community but is encouraging female entrepreneurs in their mission of opening their business.
Sheena Dignam, Galway Food Tours
Being a part of the ACORNS programme has been pivotal in progressing me personally and my business by providing an invaluable support networking, upskilling and mentor support and helping me to believe that I can do it.
I was lucky enough to be selected to participate in Acorns 2 programme. I have learnt so much from our Lead Entrepreneur, Mary Walsh, and I have met amazing women who have been so supportive. They have helped me bring my business to a different level and continue to do so.
Trish O’Neill, Irish Honey Products