Bairbre Brennan – Lecturer, School of Business, Institute of Technology Blanchardstown, Ireland

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    • Bairbre Brennan – Lecturer, School of Business, Institute of Technology Blanchardstown, Ireland's presentations

    Bairbre is an experienced marketing practitioner having worked with companies such as Nestle and Georgia Pacific. A member of the Fingal LEO mentor panel since 2009. Works as a lecturer in the Institute of Technology Blanchardstown. Research interests: digital enterprise and attitudes to trading online amongst Irish SMEs.

    Presentation Title: Beyond a Facebook Page: the challenges of trading online for SMEs

    Synopsis:
    This talk will review the typical challenges facing SMEs who look to the internet as an opportunity to expand their business by trading online. Approximately 30% of Irish SMEs trade online – and that is one of the highest levels in Europe. What are the lessons to be learnt from others who have traded online? And, in a world where the large tech companies dominate access to internet users, how can an SME business best use the opportunities and overcome the challenges this presents.

 

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