The call is open for ambitious female entrepreneurs who are looking to scale their businesses to join the latest cycle of Going for Growth, the award-winning business development programme.

Going for Growth is a six-month part-time programme, sponsored by Enterprise Ireland and KPMG, which assists ambitious female entrepreneurs to achieve their growth aspirations.

The programme is calling for female entrepreneurs from Donegal to apply for the programme before the deadline of Wednesday, November 28.

Aisling Arnold of Arnolds Hotel in Dunfanaghy is a past participants. Aisling was a participant on the 2017 programme and would urge others to apply.

She said: “Going for Growth made me stop and look at the business objectively which in turn allowed me to step back and look at my role and how I was performing.

“Each module was so clearly defined it allowed me to make an action plan and follow through with it. It also made me look at areas I didn’t want to and struggled with. Going for Growth has changed me as a person and how I run my business.

“The frantic nature of my day has now turned into well organised focused goals and objectives. My sales have increased and my margins are now better than ever and I have a strategy which I will follow.”

Sixty places will be available for this 11th cycle of Going for Growth, which will run from January to June 2019 and the deadline for applications is Wednesday, November, 28.  There is no charge for those selected.

Anyone interested is encouraged to register their interest in receiving an application form at

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