Web start-ups prove a lure

Businesses, banks and government agencies have all reported a significant rise in the number of people seeking to start an online business. One reason, said serial entrepreneur Aisling Mackey, was that the cost of entry was so low.

6th March, 2010

Businesses, banks and government agencies have all reported a significant rise in the number of people seeking to start an online business. One reason, said serial entrepreneur Aisling Mackey, was that the cost of entry was so low.

“A friend of mine started her own online business with just €100,” said Mackey. “Today she employs 20 people. She never got financing and she built her own website. The trick is to do things in small...

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