Listen to The ThinkBusiness Podcast, 3rd edition

The third edition of The ThinkBusiness Podcast features Ciara Close from Comfort4Covid, Edwina Dunne and Geoff Rochford from GrandPad, Conor Lyden from Trustap, Financial Wellbeing expert Frank Conway and Gamma CEO Feargal O’Neill.

In recent months ThinkBusiness launched a new way of sharing business stories and know-how through podcasting with the first and second editions of The ThinkBusiness Podcast.

The ThinkBusiness Podcast will each month feature a number of in-depth interviews with business leaders, entrepreneurs and innovators, bringing to life real stories and real insights in audio form.

Our podcast series is available here on ThinkBusiness every month but also on our channels and via mobile apps on SpotifySoundCloudStitcher and Apple.

Special shout-out to the talent Robert Kelly from Stereosonic for his professionalism, patience and advice while putting these together.

Crowdfunding campaign keeps elderly connected with loved ones


This is the story of Comfort4Covid, a crowdfunding campaign that has raised thousands of euros to put tablet computers in the hands of hospital and nursing home patients who cannot see their loved ones because of the Covid-19 outbreak. One of the organisers, Ciara Close, tells John Kennedy how the campaign sparked the imagination of the public and businesses and the goal is to get 1,000 tablets into the hands of patients keen to stay in touch with loved ones.

TrustAp reveals ways to beat online scammers


Online scamming has become a major issue for people buying online all over the world, be it a car, concert tickets or work equipment. Stephen Larkin spoke to Conor Lyden who is the founder of Trustap – a secure transaction platform that protects people from being scammed when buying or selling to someone they don’t know.

GrandPad has wise lessons about remote working realities


US tech firm GrandPad is a provider of tablet devices for older people and has chosen Gorey in Wexford for its European HQ. It has an interesting business model considering the majority of its staff work remotely. John Kennedy talks to Edwina Dunne and Geoff Rochford from GrandPad about isolation during Covid-19 and how to effectively run a remote workforce.

Successions will shape Irish business in the next decade


Over the next 10 years hundreds, if not thousands, of ‘baby boomer’ business owners will be looking to retire in Ireland and pass the reins of the business on to the next generation. How well-prepared are their succession plans? John Kennedy talks to Financial Wellbeing expert Frank Conway from Moneywhizz about preparing for succession.

Location will be the name of the game for business and health


Covid-19 could change how we do business forever, ushering in new trends in retail and health and safety when it comes to social distancing and contact tracing. John Kennedy talks to Feargal O’Neill, CEO of Gamma Location Intelligence about how location data is going to be a game-changer for business.

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Published: 18 May, 2020