Running a Successful Pet Business in Ireland


You’ve done it. You’ve learned a new skill, gained your qualifications, are excited to get started, but now what?

Launching your very own business can be an overwhelming and daunting experience, which is completely understandable. From taxes to sourcing products, from finding a premises to finding customers, it is all new and confusing.

Creedons College have the answers! Nanci Creedon M.Sc. is an award winning entrepreneur. She has launched and runs two successful businesses. Nanci started from scratch and has spent the past 8 years attending courses, workshops and seminars in all aspects of running a business, from sending newsletters to paying taxes, she’s learnt it all!

Years of experience also means years of mistakes, though these mistakes have been made so that you don’t have to.

This exciting course will cover many aspects of starting a new business, and also includes email support from Nanci.

Please see explanation of modules below.


Module 1

Are You Ready – Looks at what an entrepreneur really is and the legal entities of different businesses to help you choose which business model will suit your business best, and how to legally register this busines.
Module 2

The Nitty Gritty – Looks deeper into business formats and explores commercial vehicles, customer service etc.
Module 3

All About the Money -Looks into start-up costs, running costs and taxes. We will also investigate bank accounts, taking payments and book keeping.
Module 4

Creating a Scene – This looks at the need for a social media presence.
Module 5

Happy, Smiley Customers – This module will look at what data you need to keep and how to store it legally and safely.
Module 6

Ready or Not, Here We Go! – This will look at choosing a business name, creating a business plan and organisation and personal skills to set you up on the right track from the start.