TweakYourBiz TV Talks With Mike McGrath Of Supply.ie
In a business environment that demands a rigorous focus on minimising costs, Mike McGrath’s B2B online quotation service, supply.ie is a boon – offering buyers an efficient liaison point with suppliers that saves companies time and money. The time-saving strength of his business is one of its key selling points.
- Supply.ie is a B2B marketplace. Instead of companies trawling Google, they go to the site, and for no charge, post a request of what they are looking for, and supply.ie works with the suppliers in order to give the buyer the best quotes.
- Great news for the SME owner, supply.ie is free for buyers to use, and the service is paid for by the supplier, through a respectable referral fee.
- Mike has other business interests, such as paradering.ie – a site that sells races horses. Yes, like a Buy & Sell for horses!
Mike took some time out with me to share some insights into starting up an online business and what were the highs and lows, and what he learned along the way. We also discussed some of the qualities of entrepreneurism that are particularly important when it is so difficult to get certain funding and resources.
It was great fun talking with Mike, and not one of my questions fazed him. He is indeed a focused and charismatic businessman.
Expert in the field of e-procurement
Mike has been recently appointed by the European Commission to an expert group to advise on how a switch to e-procurement that could save between €50bn and €70bn across Europe every year. The European Commission has recognised Mike as an expert in the field of e-procurement.
I have no doubt he will be the catalyst that leads to saving businesses across Europe oodles of time and money. Read the article here
Do you use e-procurement for your business elsewhere, and if so, how has it impacted your business and industry in your country? Share with us below…