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The "Business Partner" Sticky



  • Registered Users Posts: 3 clivethejive

    I have been involved in a FMCG sales business for the last 8 years .
    I went on a break for of some the last year to work on other projects , but also it was a direct account business(collecting and chasing payments) and I have now set up a central billing model for the restart and have moved from a split of wholesale and retail customers to all retail.
    I have products listed across multiple brands (20 skus) with the two main retail groups .
    Also I am chasing new listings and am also talking to one of the big two discounters regards some of our brands .

    What I am looking for is someone with sales experience to join me and hopefully they can bring something to the party , experience would be good but attitude is better .

    What I have is a ready to go business products listings and vans , no capital required as per say .
    Business is based in greater Leinster area , but distance not important .

    Please post or PM me .


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,544 ✭✭✭wandererz

    Seeking an investment or marketing partner for a tech company specialising in internet control for kids.

    Everything up & running at the moment including website, purchasing backend, management backend, vendor relationships, online accounting platform, online services platform etc.
    Setup, customisation & testing all done during the past year +.

    Looking for either an investment partner or investment & marketing partner to help take things to the next level.

    Need to now scale up customer-base by marketing & correct messaging.

    It's a troubling time right now for businesses but the ones that are in good shape at the moment will emerge in better shape as things recover.

    We have a services solution built over the past two years, and recently live, that is working well & needs to now increase the customer base.

    It's designed for ease of use by parents and has been tested by the IT department of the largest private school in Ireland with a thumbs up.

    Looking for people that are passionate about this area (Parental control, internet control, Internet safety for kids) and people that have marketing talents.

    This isn't a quick & easy route to millions.
    It requires hard work & effort (just as we've put in to get this established). It's going to take a long hard slog over the next few months. But it's that work that gets done now which will pay off in the years to come.

    Hit me up if you are interested.

  • Registered Users Posts: 8,004 ✭✭✭ironclaw

    How much, approx, are you looking for? And is that for equity and/or profit share?

    Can you link the product?

    What is your user base like, 10 or 10,000?

    Round figures, what is your turn over / forecasts like?

    Do you own the software or are you repackaging existing solutions?

    If you do own it, do you require SOC2, Privacy Shield, CSA compliance? Have you done this if so?

    What is your legal exposure like as you are dealing with kids?

    Is your own background in networks and more importantly net security?
    IT department of the largest private school in Ireland with a thumbs up.

    This, personally, means nothing. Have you been tested by any real security company? i.e. A pentest, red/blue etc?

  • Registered Users Posts: 258 ✭✭bayles

    HI Folks 

    I'm looking for an Investor for a new / never seen before award winning product that I have developed for the music Industry.
    I have a fully functioning pre production prototype, a full EU design patent in place and an Industry leader in the US Interested in being a distributor for It. They can also open up distribution channels in mainland EU for me. I also have companies in Canada and Ireland Interested in being distributors. After I got my patent In place I went public with it for further market research and ended up having to take the product off line completely as I had musicians trying to pre order and pre pay through my Facebook account. I also had the largest online music magazine in the world contact me looking to run a feature on it. 
    I have sourced a manufacturer In China who can make the product for $10 USD per unit ( €8.50 ) .. the MRSP of the product is €70.00 ( $83.00 ) and my market research has shown people are more than willing to pay this. I also have access to NAMM trade fairs in the US and EU plus a well known Industry artist ready to endorse the product in the US for a royalty. 
    I have personally been in the Industry for over 30 years and through my own social media I have access and have personally been in touch with some of the best known backing musicians, guitar and amp builders in the world .... all who love this product.

    If any interested party want to DM me


  • Registered Users Posts: 3 macsai

    Any customs professionals out there interested in setting up their own clearance business? Im sure with Brexit approaching, your services are in demand from employers. Why not go out on your own, so you can take full advantage of the opportunities that are coming?

    I am an experienced Chartered Accountant, and Im setting up a business focusing on trade and customs clearance. Im keen to partner up with someone with a customs background to help build the business. Message me if youre interested in having a chat.

    All the best

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1 esiney

    Hello. I'm currently working in a large manufacturing company. I've always had an urge to start a business myself and have already started 2 small businesses in the past. I'm looking for someone who also is fed up working for someone else, who has a hunger to work for themselves and who is a hard worker. I already have some ideas but this is more of a brainstorming exercise with a view to starting something. Thanks.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,155 ✭✭✭StereoSound

    Recently started up a business in the property market. I'm looking for a business partner who knows abit about property, website maintenance, photography. I need someone who is willing and prepared to invest and take on equal responsibility. Not interested in anyone with poor employment history or had bad dealings with Revenue etc. PM me for more info.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3 clivethejive

    This is well up and going now, have got 1 new killer brand but still looking for partner !!!

  • Registered Users Posts: 714 ✭✭✭Dual wheels

    Recently started up a business in the property market. I'm looking for a business partner who knows abit about property, website maintenance, photography. I need someone who is willing and prepared to invest and take on equal responsibility. Not interested in anyone with poor employment history or had bad dealings with Revenue etc. PM me for more info.

    Hi pm me I might be interested/ able to help

  • Registered Users Posts: 342 ✭✭thomasjad

    Be interested in chatting to anyone who has run a cafe/ mobile coffee business and is interested in partnering on a new cafe. We're already running a business that's making decent money so we are looking for someone who would be more hands-on and experienced in the industry.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 17 Isgregalive

    Returning from abroad this year and looking to explore partnership or new business opportunities - not in any rush to jump into anything but starting to look around.

    I'm not sure how much information to put on here as it starts to sound like gratuitous self promotion but I have 25 years management in everything from high-volume hospitality, construction, sales and have successfully started and been bought out of 2 companies over the last couple of years 10 years.

    Would consider investing in existing business with strong financials but not interested in franchises or licensing agreements at this time. Would prefer to be an active part of the business and not just equity.

  • Registered Users Posts: 12 ScottKD

    Looking to talk to someone that wants to partner up to run a cafe in south Dublin. Located on a very popular cycle route and many walking trails around also the most taken route that connects the city to this town.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,298 ✭✭✭off.the.walls

    Hi all,

    I've recently developed an application that will change the way customers go about contact tracing during this pandemic. I started it because I went for lunch one day and the person in front of me sneezed into their hands and then used the communal pen provided by the cafe to sign in. Another factor with paper based recording is that is breaches gdpr, all I need to do is read the lines around my name and I can see peoples personal information.

    There are 3 main objectives I wish to meet as a company:

    1. Increase the speed at which close contacts can be notified
    2. Make covid 19 compliance easier for our customers
    3. Reduce the anxiety of our customers to help them do more to combat covid 19.
    4. Improve GDPR compliance in contact tracing.

    I'm looking for a business partner who can help me get a foot in the door with

    1. Restaurants
    2. Cafes
    3. Gyms
    4. Pubs
    5. A.O.B that requires customer detail recording e.g. car dealerships

    The app currently provides a number of different functionalities such as contact attendance tracking, bulk messaging and daily statistics on customer attendance.

    If anyones interested feel free to PM me and I can go into more detail with you :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,390 ✭✭✭Gloomtastic!

    Can you please expand a bit and state what sort of partner you’re looking for? Is it just an investor?

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,261 ✭✭✭MrCostington

    You do realize that the site you linked to sell just one component (a device to tell how much a shaft has turned) of an automation system, hardly enough to start a business in that area?

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,375 ✭✭✭Brendan Flowers

    I'm looking for a full stack web developer that would be interested in coming in as a partner in my startup. I'm looking for someone who can continue to develop an existing website and over the next few months add a SaaS element to it. Drop me a PM if you're interested in finding out more about it.

  • Registered Users Posts: 188 ✭✭MouseMan01


  • Registered Users Posts: 127 ✭✭grumbleweed

    Hi Folks ... I think this the way im supposed to do this with an "" link ..

  • Registered Users Posts: 714 ✭✭✭Dual wheels

    I am looking for a business partner to come in with me on a new venture in the online dog supplies industry, if interested pm me for more

  • Registered Users Posts: 2 muhammadumar63


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  • Registered Users Posts: 251 ✭✭Panic Stations

    Looking to partner with an electrician to potentially start a solar/ev installation company. Business model, website, funding and marketing ready to go. Just need someone to be able to carry out the works. Worked within the industry for 6 years generating business for other companies so plenty of work available.

  • Registered Users Posts: 11 Alexander Ozzie

    Hi All,

    I have Business Idea as i expert doing International Trading Import&Exports.

    I Was setting up the Company new Partner/Share Just joint the Company and We combine our Expertise.

    I believe with my 15years doing Import&Export Business will make us success.I believe someone have no idea what is the best Business to do during this hard time.

    Let’s discuss..

  • Registered Users Posts: 1 LordSugar

    Hi all,

    I know this thread isn't overly active but I said I'll give it a try anyway.

    I currently run my own teamwear/uniform business which provides orders on a made to order basis. The business is 5 years old and is performing v well. I'm open to idea however of creating another brand elsewhere in the country (midlands based ) or even open to working with someone who may be looking for a business partner servicing this market in another field. I have experience in dealing with international markets, customs clearance of products as well as e commerce platforms. I also have experience in the hiring/ management of staff.

    Relatively young too so still very much enthusiastic!

    Thank you

  • Registered Users Posts: 188 ✭✭MouseMan01

    I'm building an online marketplace for authentic Irish experiences in the tourism niche. A Tripadvisor for off-the-beaten track once-in-a-lifetime Irish adventures.

    Target market: US and UK tourists interested in paying a little extra to experience a truly special adventure in Ireland. Starting in Cork, then Dublin, then Galway. 

    I have a technical background but I've been running a successful business in the tourism niche for a while now. Route to market includes Social Media and SEO with a bit of PPC. 

    We'll live or die by our reviews and our word-of-mouth feedback.

    The business will specialise in smaller intimate _beat-the-bus_ tours which will set us apart from the competition. We'll treat our guests like family.

    I have a prototype (MVP) of the website almost completed.

    What I'm looking for in a co-founder:

    1. Passionate about startups: have you attempted a startup before? How did it work out?

    2. Obsessive about providing guests with a wonderful experience 

    3. Highly organised and can run operations on the ground.

    4. Experience in raising capital or ability in this area.

    5. You'd need to provide the company with working capital investment or a buy-in.

    6. Tourism experience

    It's essential that we can get on and stand each other's company. A person residing in Cork would be great. I've been working on the project for over 6 months.

    I'd be happy to provide more details.

    The business would be set up as a limited company to protect both parties.

  • Registered Users Posts: 13 5th wheel

    Any Semi retired Nurses or Health Care Staff looking to change career.

    We are expanding our Recruitment business to supply both permanent and temporary agency staff to Hospitals and Care homes. At present running a recruitment business in a different sector. What we are looking for is someone to come on board with experience of shifts and rota's to be covered and understand the workings of hospitals.

    We have recruitment licence in place, website ready within 2 weeks. There will be no investment required just someone that has the know how to put a team together.