Actions and Detail Panel
Introduction Enterprise Europe Network (EEN)
Mon 17 October 2016, 19:00 – 22:00 IST
The Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) is the world's largest support network for Small and Medium-sized
Enterprises (SMEs) and helps Irish companies to make the most of business and technology
opportunities in the EU and other major global markets
Supporting small business is a cornerstone of the EU's drive for growth and jobs. Because 99% of all EU
companies are small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), accounting for 67% of jobs in Europe, what's
good for SMEs is good for Europe's economy.
The EEN is a key instrument in the EU's strategy to boost growth and jobs. Bringing together around 600
business support organisations from more than 60 countries, it helps small companies seize the
unparalleled business opportunities in the EU Single Market.
Member organisations include Local Enterprise Offices, technology centres, research institutes and
development agencies. Most of them have been supporting local businesses for a long time. They know
their clients' strengths and needs - and they know Europe.
Cosmo Mellon, Lead Mentor and Business Trainer, Director TalentPool Ltd.
Cosmo is an extremely experienced Facilitator, Trainer, Mentor, Coach and Consultant who specialises in assisting those who are making the transition from employment, or unemployment, to self–employment. He has worked in association with various government initiatives in this area providing advice and encouragement to over two hundred organisations, helping them to get started and trade successfully.
Cosmo is one of the founders of TalentPool a QQI certified training organisation who provides training and mentoring to over forty enterprise support organisations throughout Ireland.
Cosmo specialises in aiding people to get their micro enterprise to make money for the owner, an idea which is often lost sight of in modern small business.