Diary of an Entrepreneur - The Good, The Bad and the Down-Right Ugly

Diary Of An Entrepreneur – The Good, The Bad and the Down-Right Ugly!

Catch Up here – Part One, Part Two, Part Three 2019 was interesting to say the least. We started our journey by clearing out the bad and bringing in the good. You’ll have noticed that previous blog posts have been focussed around process and organisation, which in some people’s eyes is ugly and perhaps boring. […]

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what do expect in a software developing internship

The Interns Strike Back – Varun Races Against Time

Another successful and meaningful month comes to an end at Chemishield.I can’t believe how fast my internship is passing by! It seems as though there is a race, with so much to learn and so little time. Arghh! I wish I could learn it all faster. But as the saying goes – Slow and steady […]

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Our interns tackle the challenge of creating a database of SDS

The Interns Strike Back – The Challenge of the Colossal Tasks

Catch Up on Ciaran’s First Post Here At the end of January, me and Varun were tasked with our next project. This project is much bigger in scope than the previous one and will actually have an impact on the Chemishield Service (which is very exciting.) We’ve been asked to create a search component of […]

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enterprise ireland grant schemes for entrepreneurs and start ups

Diary of an Entrepreneur – Money, Money, Money

Who doesn’t like free money. Is money really free though? In my experiences over the course of the past two odd years I can say that it ‘kind of is’. Ok, well what do I mean about that?
Let’s look at how we were able to utilize ‘free money’. Innovation Vouchers, a 5K voucher from Enterprise Ireland (EI) that can provide an injection into an aspect of the business you are wishing to grow […]

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‘Tis The Season of Process

Bedding down processes that facilitates the growth of Chemishield, supports the system and helps to grow our team is a real priority. Commercially, developing our sales process is vital as we bring on board new team members and help them to grow into their roles fast. We’re seeking to mitigate against a steep learning curve by developing our very own playbook […[

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Chemishield develops chemical waste disposal software for big pharma

Trialling, Connecting and When David Met Goliath!

Welcome to my latest edition of the Chemishield blog, it’s been a busy few months for the team here with finalising development and release of Chemishield Pro (the online version of the software) to project managing our global pilot trial with a Pharma Industry leader and not forgetting the successful outcomes from our commercial trial with near neighbours in Waterford, Eirgen Pharma (Opko Health) […]

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AI , innovative technology

Would You Rather Write a Letter or Send an Email?

Would you write a letter or rather send an email? This seems like a fairly obvious question. Everyone (I hope) is going to say send an email. Why? The answer lies in three key words – ‘SPEED TO VALUE’.
I understand writing a letter can be rather nostalgic and depending on circumstances, may be more appropriate over e-mail, but, in the hectic world we live in […]

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chemical accident

My Chemical Accident

It’s nearly ten years since I was indirectly involved in a major chemical accident. It’s a day that has been the catalyst for change, the day Chemishield was born. I remember it so clearly. Four analysts, myself included, were in the ‘write up’ area working away when all of a sudden, what sounded like a car crash, erupted from the lab. It was like someone knocked over all of the HPLCs […]

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customer satisfaction

Listen To The User

As a product owner, sometimes it’s difficult to take your head out from the weeds and see the bigger picture. All of a sudden, what seemed to be intuitive and obvious, is now vague and ambiguous. You see, that’s the problem with being too close to your product. You know it intimately and are afraid to critique it.  You don’t get why people don’t see what you see, in the same way why not everyone may think […]

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sales process development in a start up

Philosophy, Trust and Buy-In

Socrates was the founding father of Philosophy, he had an ideology based on teaching his scholars to ask probing, open-ended questions, enabling audiences to understand problems in developing conversation and agreement on conclusions. An ethos that everyone makes the same choices together on the same journey. This ethos carries through to modern day life and […]

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