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Big Red Cloud is delighted to announce that it will be the headline sponsor of the Biz Party Inspires conference. This sponsorship is an affirmation of our commitment to helping entrepreneurs and small business owners to find ways to better manage their businesses.

The Biz Party Inspires is a one day conference and it will take place in the Green Isle hotel on Wednesday 15th April, 2015. Lunch is included in the admission price.

The Biz Party Inspires conference represents a huge opportunity for entrepreneurs and small business owners to learn from industry experts and network with other like minded individuals. For Big Red Cloud, it’s an excellent opportunity to showcase our business profile, raise our brand’s awareness and access a community of entrepreneurs and small business owners that are keen to take their businesses to the next stage.

Marc O’Dwyer, CEO of Bid Red Cloud, commented on the announcement saying:

“We are delighted that the Big Red Cloud brand is going to be associated with an event that is so highly thought of by those in the small business community. Too many conferences are priced at a point that make them totally unsuitable for many small businesses. Biz Party Inspires, at €40, represents excellent value and our headline sponsorship of Biz Party Inspires shows our continued commitment to helping entrepreneurs and small business owners within the sector.”

The Biz Party Inspires conference is the brainchild of Samantha Kelly who is the driving force behind #IrishBizParty.

Tickets for biz Party Inspires went on sale two weeks ago but all the early bird tickets are now sold out. The regular price tickets are still remarkably good value at €40 and can be purchased here. We have 5 complimentary tickets to give away so keep tuned to out Twitter and Facebook feeds to enter the competition.


Marc O'Dwyer

After completing a Graduate program in Marketing, Marc’s impressive sales career began at Allied Irish Banks, Pitney Bowes and Panasonic where he received numerous Irish and European sales performance awards and consistently exceeded targets and expectations. In 1992, Marc’s entrepreneurial spirit led him to set up his own business, Irish International Sales (IIS). Initially, this company was a reseller for Take 5 Accounts and Payroll software. Within four years, IIS became the largest reseller of Take 5 in Ireland, acquiring four other Take 5 resellers. He also found time to set up two mobile phone shops under the Cellular World brand and a web design company offering website design services for small businesses. In 2001, he bought the majority share in a small Irish software business, Big Red Book. At that time, the company was losing money. The company became profitable within two months, and Marc then acquired a payroll company to compliment Big Red Books Accounting products. In 2003, IIS were appointed as Channel Partners with SAP for their new SME product, SAP Business One. Marc sold his Take 5 business and concentrated on developing this new market for SAP As a result, by 2007, IIS was recognised as the largest Channel Partner for SAP in EMEA (Europe Middle East and Africa). In 2008, the IIS Sales Manager bought the Company from Marc in an MBO. He launched Big red cloud in June 2012, the online version of big red book, to date the company successfully converts 59% of trials into sales and the number of customers is growing rapidly. Marc continues to run both Big Red Book and Big Red Cloud which now support 75,000 businesses. He is a very keen sportsman, having played rugby for 20 years, represented Leinster at under 16 and under 20 levels, and league squash with Fitzwilliam Lawn Tennis Club for 10 years. Marc has competed in 11 Marathons, including the London and Boston Marathons, and has completed several Triathlons and Half Ironman races. He has also completed six Ironman Races in Austria(x2), Frankfurt (Germany), Nice (France) , Mallorca (Spain) and Copenhagen (Denmark)

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