The purpose of this blog is to give information to anybody thinking about, or who have already, set up their own business. Over a period of time I hope to build this site into an information resource on this subject. My name is Ken Germaine and for the past more than eight years I have been the Chief Executive of the BASE Enterprise Centre in Dublin, Ireland. I have provided information and support to countless start-up businesses over this time. Previous to that I was an Enterprise Officer for a local development organisation in Dublin for three and a half years and formerly I was self employed for the previous seven years. I am currently the Senior Vice President of the Institute of Management Consultants and Advisers (IMCA) in Ireland. I also provide training in the area of enterprise start-up and development. I hope the information in this blog will be of assistance and will hopefully ask some necessarily awkward questions before you decide to make the ‘big jump’ into self employment/entrepreneurship.

The information provided will be hopefully generic and generally applicable to all start up businesses. If you have any comments or queries please contact me at my e-mail address: kengermaine@gmail.com.