When I first joined ACORNS, I was at the very start of my business journey. ACORNS provided me with a community of support, seeing other female entrepreneurs at all different stages helped me believe that I could also achieve the same things. Starting a business in rural Ireland has its benefits but it can be isolating. I never felt alone with ACORNS, the network drove me and continues to drive me forward, helping me achieve milestones for my business. The community supports changes for growth and were highly encouraging throughout my pivot from the farm safety market to the English language market.
Anna Carmody, Little Red Design Studio
ACORNS is a really practical, informative, constructive and enjoyable programme for any woman starting a business.
Claire McDonagh, Wild Atlantic Interiors
The ACORNS programme has been pivotal for my business! I strongly encourage all female- led start-ups to avail of this wonderful resource – your business will thank you for it!
Elaine Bradley-Ryan, Ideation Marketing
ACORNS is a very forward-thinking program, run by a dedicated team who truly believe in female entrepreneurship. The program is very focused and supportive of the participants and is of huge benefit to those that are selected to be part of the programme.
Julie Callaghan, The Old Rectory
If you think you can, you can… but sometimes you doubt this, and that is when your ACORNS network steps in!
ACORNS has been an unbelievable help in our start-up business. Thank you for the direction and encouragement for the last six months.
ACORNS has offered my business a fantastic opportunity to grow, it has given me the chance to have a supportive network of like-minded women to encourage and draw upon.
Linda Byrne, Linda Byrne Illustration
ACORNS took me out of my home office and gave me a network of fellow entrepreneurs to advise, support and cheer me along. It also gave me the incentive to do all the things I knew I should be doing but was too confused, or too nervous to do!
Lorraine O’Dwyer, Gallivanting Tours
As a start-up business, this was a wonderful opportunity to meet others and be able to share ideas and discuss the pitfalls, etc. attached to a new business – a problem shared is a problem halved!
Martha Ryan, Ivy House Chocolates
ACORNS has given me a group of like-minded women whom I now call friends, to bounce ideas off, share experiences and useful contacts with. It has been invaluable in building my confidence and helping me see all the possibilities instead of the road blocks… I highly recommend taking part. It has been a great springboard from which to launch myself!
Rachel Graham, Rachel Graham Nutrition
Becoming part of the ACORNS programme has been so fantastic. It gave me courage to meet and achieve milestones and goals. The support from my Lead and associates has focused me and made me believe in myself more. A fantastic programme, I’d recommend it to many.
Samantha Stuart, Pretty Boutique
ACORNS has been an amazing experience- from the advice and support to the networking opportunities with other like-minded female entrepreneurs. Thank you for giving me this wonderful gift!
Siobhan Stack, Ulluv