Work Smarter - Not Harder

Are you looking for business growth? If you are looking for direction in your business, want to expand or access new markets, and are interested in exploring strategic planning for your business then AppAdvisor can help you. We work with established businesses and startups on business growth strategies. AppAdvisor offer independent advice and support in the form of lean business consulting and strategic management consultancy.

AppAdvisor are approved Lean Consultants with LEO and Enterprise Ireland.

Strategic Planning Consultant

Lean Consulting

If you thought LEAN was a programme for large manufacturing type organisations only – THINK AGAIN! Traditionally Lean has been applied to larger companies but all of the underlying principles apply for every business.
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Strategic Planning

Strategic Planning

As a former founder and creator of successful IT companies and having the latest insights into what is working best for our clients, we believe we are very well placed to deliver best results for you.
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Board Participation

Board Participation

Joe acts as a trusted advisor for a growing number of well-established ICT and software companies, helping to execute tried and trusted business growth strategies.
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Digital Transformation

Appadvisor can help you to develop a strategic roadmap for your digital transition.
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Digital Start

Grant Funding of up to €4,500 is available for your Businesses to Get Digital ready
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Leadership coaching

Joe Connaughton is an experienced and qualified executive and business coach
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What is Lean?

Lean is about being effective and efficient – doing things quicker, better, cheaper. Lean strives to stamp out waste and to continually improve.

Lean tools and techniques are helping companies across all sectors and all sections from e.g. production, business processes but also sales and financial analysis and strategy.

The techniques are used to address competitiveness issues within their businesses, building the capability of their people to identify issues and improve their operations.  Lean is about being effective and efficient – doing things quicker, better, cheaper…together. Lean strives to stamp out waste and to continually improve.


  • Identify issues and potential improvement areas
  • Provide support to implement
  • Achieve savings and improvements in capability and capacity to deliver
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Joe Connaughton


Joe Connaughton founded AppAdvisor ltd In 2016 to deliver strategic advice to ICT companies.
He has over 25 years experience in setting up, operating and growing technology start-ups to achieve business success. Prior to setting up Appadvisor, Joe founded Townapps Ltd, a HPSU company with an international mobile application presence. He also founded Midland Computers ltd in 1992 and grew this company to be one of the region’s largest IT support providers before exiting to setup Townapps.
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Get in touch today

We will lead an interactive facilitated Strategic Services session consisting of:

  • Looking at what are the most important things to you and your business

  • Identifying your key business objectives

  • Focusing on growth plans and their financial impact

  • Prioritising your next actions

You can then focus on implementation of the plans with our support.


LEO Lean Consultant
IDA Ireland
Enterprise Ireland Lean Consultant