Isabel O'Donovan - Managing Director of Issie's Handmade Chocolate

Sales, Business and Retail Consultant at Issie's Business Consulting

Nationality

Irish

Work category

Retail Wholesale and Purchasing

Education

Bachelor/Degree

I am self driven, focused and motivated. I believe in quality customer service and I am extremely involved in marketing, PR, and building brand awareness. I enjoy networking and building the online presence of Issie's through social media. I relish a challenge. I am customer focused and I am very experienced in direct sales. My experience is primarily in SME's. I enjoy Market Research and Sales Psychology. I have over 20 year's experience of being self-employed. I am interested in new business start up's. I am involved in Social Media on a daily basis. I am keen to build and establish the "Issie's" Brand. I enjoy Strategy Planning and Implementation. I am very interested in FMCG, Sales and Marketing. I am a perfectionist and I always put in that extra effort to meet sales targets.

Isabel O'Donovan's Professional Experience

2013 - Present

Issie's Business Consulting - Sales, Business and Retail Consultant

I now offer Sales and Business Consulting Services to Small and Medium Sized Businesses. I specialize in Artisan Producers, Business Start Up's, Social Media, Business Plans, Mentoring. I am especially interested in owner/manager businesses, retail businesses and increasing your sales. Please contact me to organize a consultation regarding business Start Up's, business plans, social media, SWOT Analysis, competitive strategy, Porters Five Forces, artisan products, branding and mentoring.

Key Skills
retail strategy
2013 - Present

Issie's Business Consulting - Sales, Business and Retail Consultant

I now offer Sales and Business Consulting Services to Small and Medium Sized Businesses. I specialize in Artisan Producers, Business Start Up's, Social Media, Business Plans, Mentoring. I am especially interested in owner/manager businesses, retail businesses and increasing your sales. Please contact me to organize a consultation regarding business Start Up's, business plans, social media, SWOT Analysis, competitive strategy, Porters Five Forces, artisan products, branding and mentoring.

Key Skills
retail strategy
2010 - Present

Issie's Handmade Chocolate - Managing Director

Issie's Handmade Chocolate make delicious, Irish, artisan chocolate bars and chocolate sweets. We have a shop in the heart of West Cork, Castletownbere, where we sell homemade ice-cream, old time sweets, tea, coffee, and chocolate galore! We believe in quality treats and happy memories created the Issie's way! Issie's Handmade Chocolate Shop is delighted to be listed in the John and Sally McKenna Guide for 2013. Issie's featured on RTE's Dragons Den and Nationwide.

2010 - Present

Issie's Handmade Chocolate - Managing Director

Issie's Handmade Chocolate make delicious, Irish, artisan chocolate bars and chocolate sweets. We have a shop in the heart of West Cork, Castletownbere, where we sell homemade ice-cream, old time sweets, tea, coffee, and chocolate galore! We believe in quality treats and happy memories created the Issie's way! Issie's Handmade Chocolate Shop is delighted to be listed in the John and Sally McKenna Guide for 2013. Issie's featured on RTE's Dragons Den and Nationwide.

2009 - 2010

Unislim - Weight Management Leader

Leader of a slimming club. My duty was to motivate members to loose weight. Sales and customer service critical. Also, building brand awareness, local marketing and PR.

Key Skills
Customer Service Customer Service Marketing
2009 - 2010

Unislim - Weight Management Leader

Leader of a slimming club. My duty was to motivate members to loose weight. Sales and customer service critical. Also, building brand awareness, local marketing and PR.

Key Skills
Customer Service Customer Service Marketing
2005 - 2009

Issie's Boutique - Sales Manager

Responsible for direct sales, marketing, buying, PR, branding, stock control and accounts.

Key Skills
Direct Sales Marketing
2005 - 2009

Issie's Boutique - Sales Manager

Responsible for direct sales, marketing, buying, PR, branding, stock control and accounts.

Key Skills
Direct Sales Marketing
2005 - 2005

Harringtons Hardware. - Office Administrator

Responsible for the cash office. Duties included phone management, customer care, invoicing, monthly reports, customer care, till organisation.

Key Skills
customer care Invoicing Reports
2005 - 2005

Harringtons Hardware. - Office Administrator

Responsible for the cash office. Duties included phone management, customer care, invoicing, monthly reports, customer care, till organisation.

Key Skills
customer care Invoicing Reports
2003 - 2004

Dunnes Stores - Cash Office Administrator

Cash management and office duties.

Key Skills
2003 - 2004

Dunnes Stores - Cash Office Administrator

Cash management and office duties.

Key Skills
2001 - 2003

HLB Nathans Accountants - Trainee Chartered Accountant

Trainee Chartered Accountant. Did accounts of sole traders and companies. Passed all Prof Two Examinations, subjects included Company Law, Financial Accounting, Management Accounting and Business Finance 1, Business Information Systems, Taxation (ROI).

Key Skills
Accountant Chartered Accountant finance Financial Accounting Management Accounting Taxation
2001 - 2003

HLB Nathans Accountants - Trainee Chartered Accountant

Trainee Chartered Accountant. Did accounts of sole traders and companies. Passed all Prof Two Examinations, subjects included Company Law, Financial Accounting, Management Accounting and Business Finance 1, Business Information Systems, Taxation (ROI).

Key Skills
Accountant Chartered Accountant finance Financial Accounting Management Accounting Taxation