It’s about being successful at what I do, not necessarily in monetary terms but seeing my software being used by major blue-chip organisations around the world by tens of thousands of people is rewarding. Achieving the next small step and moving onto the next, lots of small steps.
The real motivation is that act of building something. Seeing the company transition from just myself in a room (trying to come up a with a company name) to an office of 10 people passionately working with me as we support a global customer base is incredibly rewarding.
I do what I do because there is the potential for it to become something incredible. I’m motivated to try and achieve something that my friends and family will be proud of. If I fail, so be it. We only get one chance, so might as well risk it!
The challenge of taking nothing but an idea and building a successful company with a good team who enjoy what they do and don’t mind coming in to work every day… I want to build a successful company with a great culture and great team.
Passion to make a change in children’s lives and the ability to get up and plan my day without any barriers creatively. Hard work pays off in this world. I have always had a strong work ethic, but it was only when I started my own business that I truly felt rewarded for it.
The landscape of West Cork inspires me every day. It is so unspoilt and incredibly beautiful. It is only when you leave and come back that you appreciate it. I want to be a part of this place, to look after it and protect it forever.
I can work wherever I like, whenever I like on whatever I like. Don’t get me wrong, it’s hard, sometimes very hard, but it wouldn’t be any fun if it were easy. I’m also motivated by seeing the hard work pay off and achieving great things in the process.
I think there are a lot of positive things happening in Cork. It’s important that the business community here supports and encourages each other.
Plugging into the Enterprise Boards, Enterprise Ireland and the incubation centers is a must for anyone starting up their own business. There are of course financial supports available but in addition to that lots of courses and networking events which are key to an entrepreneurs self-growth.
Not only is Cork one of the world’s largest natural harbours and HQ of the Irish Navy, it has recently become home to one of the largest marine energy research centres in Europe, and the first maritime incubator in the world.